WINNIPEG – As the city ponders whether to make bike helmets mandatory, their cycling and pedestrian strategy has received a national award.
The Canadian Institute of Planners have given an award for planning excellence to Winnipeg.
They say the strategy does an excellent job of linking transportation and area plans and dealing with the challenges of being a winter city.
Councillor Janice Lukes is over the moon with this news.
“It’s really wonderful to receive this award because we’re on the right path. We have this guiding document now that we can work with all the stakeholders and use it to step forward for the next 20-25 years.”
The 20-year, $334-million plan will develop the network within the city.
“It’s not perfect yet, but we’re working towards improving our mobility in the winter. That’s what it’s all about. This is just fantastic.”
Other cities receiving awards were Toronto, Ottawa and Prince George.