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WORKING FOR YOU IN ST.VITAL  
Manitoboggan slide at St. Vital Park
Manitoboggan slide at St. Vital Park

Brian running in front of the fully-accessible Manitoboggan slide at St. Vital Park.

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Niakwa Rain Garden
Niakwa Rain Garden

Beautiful Niakwa Rain Garden in fall

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Brian at the Inuit art centre at the WAG
Brian at the Inuit art centre at the WAG

Brian in front of Qaumajuq, the Inuit art centre at the WAG, for their lights exhibit celebrating the countdown to the grand opening.

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Manitoboggan slide at St. Vital Park
Manitoboggan slide at St. Vital Park

Brian running in front of the fully-accessible Manitoboggan slide at St. Vital Park.

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MY PRIORITIES

 

Infrastructure:  Increase funding to improve roads and maintain gravel lanes.

Environment:  Modernize sewer system to protect Lake Winnipeg, enhance St. Vital parks and Seine River trails.

Safety:  Continued investments in Police, Fire and Paramedics.

Mobility:  Work to reduce traffic congestion and improve Transit, emphasizing St. Mary’s and St. Anne’s.

Sage Creek, Royalwood, Bonavista: Expand recreational facilities and lobby for second Sage Creek school.

What's Happening in the Community?

Town Hall - St. Mary's Road

 

During my ten years as Councillor, traffic congestion on St. Mary's Road, north of St. Anne's Road, has been a consistent source of complaints. The afternoon rush hour parking restrictions have been extended to 6 pm on both St. Mary's and St. Anne's, which has helped to some extent.

The 2011 City Transportation Master Plan (approved just prior to my election) called for St. Mary's to be widened by a northbound lane, north of Vivian to Taché, at a cost of $60M. By 2015, this had grown to $75M. Later City staff estimated cost at $100M, before the 2019 City infrastructure plan DECREASED the estimate to $70M. In short, no one seems to have a handle on costs and there is no money allocated in the City budget. Moreover, the widening would be a very hard sell in the Norwood area of St. Boniface.

What other options exist in the short term? I am interested in hearing ideas. Banning parking all day is not viable, given the impact on small business and the opposition from residents living on side streets in areas like Glenwood, if all parking is moved off St. Mary's.

Two moderate cost options to start the discussion:

  • try to create/carve out areas for bus stops, to allow for fewer confrontations between buses and other traffic;

  • try to create a bike lane on one or perhaps both sides north of Vivian; making for fewer confrontations between cyclists and other traffic.

I hope that residents of St. Vital will attend this meeting on December 7th at 7 pm via Zoom, to share your thoughts with me. Please contact my office at bmayes@winnipeg.ca to register and receive the meeting link.


 

 
If you'd like a free copy of the Winnipeg Cycling Map, please email us at bmayes_winnipeg.
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CONTACT US

City Hall - Council Building

510 Main Street

Winnipeg, MB  R3B 1B9

Phone: 204-986-5088

Fax:  204-986-3725

E-Mail:  BMayes@Winnipeg.ca

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