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City looking for input on recreational needs

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If you live in the Daniel McIntyre ward, city hall wants to know what you believe are the area’s recreational needs.

And for those residents and for everyone else, city hall wants to know about your cycling and walking habits.

City hall announced two public consultation initiatives earlier today.

A national consulting firm has been hired to conduct telephone and online surveys for the second phase of a project to develop a pedestrian and cycling strategy.

Urban Systems Ltd., with offices across the country except in Winnipeg, has already conducted an inventory of existing pedestrian and cycling facilities and prepared neighbourhood profiles.

City hall has also hired local consulting firm Probe Research to determine the recreational needs for the area surrounding the Sherbrook Pool.

The survey was a commitment from city hall following the closing of Sherbrook pool earlier this year because of structural problems.

The pool’s future remains uncertain and the survey will help determine what kind of recreational facilities should be provided to the neighbourhood.

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