“Portage and Main is a critical node and a network in one, the most important synaptic nerve connection in the system. Restoring this intersection’s commercial, cultural and complete transportation functionality is the essential ingredient in the economic renewal of downtown.”
“Walking is good for you, and good for the economy.
Pop-ups are popping up everywhere.
“A new pedestrian and cycling bridge, however, proposed to span the Assiniboine River and connect the cycling infrastructure of Osborne Village and downtown, might present a new model to effectively link many of Winnipeg’s communities at a more intimate scale.”
Interesting! Have you mapped out what your commute would you look like if you walked or biked to work? How long would it *really* take?
“Parks are for people, not cars.” An exciting shift happening in New York City has got us thinking about all the beautiful park spaces right here in Winnipeg that could benefit from this same action.
How many Peg City Car Co-op members also use GoManitoba?
Here’s a really interesting read from Streetsblog.org about snow clearing and gender equality.
From The Guardian.com: “European cities occupy seven of the top 10 spots, with Zurich at number two.”
A few fun, constructive thoughts on what makes a “complete street”, from CityFix.com:
Our ears (or eyes?) are burning! In this article about the federal government’s 10-year, $40-billion plan and the future of affordable, sustainable housing, the “car-sharing strategy” mentioned is Peg City Car Co-op. We already have one vehicle at the Old Grace Housing Co-operative, and we’ll be adding a second one in 2018.
“With almost two-thirds of Manitobans living in Winnipeg’s metropolitan area, targeted, forward-looking investment in the city’s urban infrastructure represents a significant opportunity to make bold moves that leverage those dollars to reduce our carbon footprint, grow the economy and build a more competitive and progressive city.