Winnipeg is set to begin construction on Pembina Highway bike lanes that will connect to the Bishop Grandin greenway.
On Monday, city crews will start the four-month project, which will see buffered bike lanes added to the curb lane between Crescent and Plaza Drives. In a statement, city officials said this is the only feasible route to connect two existing active transportation paths. The properties on the east side of Pembina Highway back onto the river, and west of Pembina is an industrial area where no residential streets connect Chevrier Boulevard to Bishop Grandin.
When complete, this portion of Pembina Highway will accommodate three lanes of traffic, a buffered bike lane and enhanced bus stops designed for articulated buses.