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A city councillor rallying against the city’s cycling strategy needs to only look at his own backyard to see the benefits of active transportation.
North Kildonan Coun. Jeff Browaty, one of the ring-leaders of city hall’s revolt against the $334-million 20-year pedestrian and cycling strategy, has placed his home in the area on the market.
And one of its selling points, according to its real estate listing, is its proximity to an active transportation path:
"Convenient location with a nice sized park & the active transportation path close by," reads a portion of the listing.
Browaty has noted a myriad reasons for delaying the adoption of the strategy, which outlines the city's 20-year plan for cycling and walking routes in the city, including the cost, errors in the 364-page document and absence of plans for needed sidewalks in his ward.
On Wednesday, Browaty along with four other councillors, took out a radio ad decrying the strategy's cost and implored Winnipeggers to tell Mayor Brian Bowman and their local councillor that the strategy lacks common sense.
Council will vote on the strategy next Wednesday.