Winnipeg adds to the “build it and they will come” trend

Winnipeg, a city with much harsher winters than Brockville, recently added to the growing number of cities large and small that have seen positive response to cycling infrastructure.  Like many cities setting down the path to a healthier community, many scoffed at the concept of latent demand. The proof is in the pudding, as they say.

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“What we found is that in certain locations it increased dramatically, such is on the Assiniboine Avenue bikeway, which is what they would call a protected bikeway and people feel much more comfortable going there”

“So it’s really a case where if you build it, you will get more cyclists riding.”

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Author: Alan Medcalf

Alan is a post-corporate, volunteer, community builder living in Brockville, Ontario. He seeks to create sustainable lifestyle advantage for the community by creating opportunities for more people to choose to walk and to ride bikes. He promotes the health, social, environmental and economic benefits of active mobility.