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Committee endorses pedestrian crossings over Seine

The Seine River

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The Seine River

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Support is growing at city hall for the construction of pedestrian crossing over the Seine River.

The downtown development committee Monday endorsed the proposal by St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes to add at least two pedestrian crossings over the Seine, as part of the city’s $334-million, 20-year, cycling and pedestrian strategy.

The cycling and pedestrian strategy outlines a series of new bike and pedestrian paths across Winnipeg, including five new bridges over the Red River and two new bridges over the Assiniboine, which will cost $140 million.

Mayes said pedestrian crossings over the Seine had been called for by a civic report 15 years ago but those plans were never enacted.

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Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 25/5/2015 (1517 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Support is growing at city hall for the construction of pedestrian crossing over the Seine River.

The downtown development committee Monday endorsed the proposal by St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes to add at least two pedestrian crossings over the Seine, as part of the city’s $334-million, 20-year, cycling and pedestrian strategy.

The cycling and pedestrian strategy outlines a series of new bike and pedestrian paths across Winnipeg, including five new bridges over the Red River and two new bridges over the Assiniboine, which will cost $140 million.

Mayes said pedestrian crossings over the Seine had been called for by a civic report 15 years ago but those plans were never enacted.

Mayes also received support from St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard, who told the committee the crossings are needed to bridge many of the communities in St. Boniface and St. Vital that are divided by the Seine River.

Because the Seine is much narrower, often only a stream in many locations, Mayes said the Seine crossings would be only a fraction of the costs involved for those needed to cross the Red and Assiniboine rivers.

Mayes’s proposal goes next to the executive policy committee, which will consider including it in the pedestrian and cycling strategy.

Odds for including the Seine crossings appear to be in Mayes’ favour: three members of the downtown committee – Mayes, Jeff Browaty and John Orlikow – are also members of the seven-member executive policy committee.

 

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Aldo Santin is a veteran newspaper reporter who first carried a pen and notepad in 1978 and joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1986, where he has covered a variety of beats and specialty areas including education, aboriginal issues, urban and downtown development. Santin has been covering city hall since 2013.

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