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Winnipeg launches Eastern Corridor transit study

By ReNew Canada 06:18AM May 05, 2017

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The City of Winnipeg has launched its Eastern Corridor Study, which aims to identify the route for a new rapid transit corridor connecting downtown and eastern Winnipeg, as well as a plan for the Louise Bridge.

“The launch of the Eastern Corridor Study represents an important next step toward the further implementation of rapid transit in Winnipeg,” said Councillor Marty Morantz, chair of the standing policy committee on infrastructure renewal and public works. “We are looking forward to hearing citizens’ priorities and ideas for the Eastern Rapid Transit Corridor.”

The Eastern Corridor Study objectives include:

  • Determining the most suitable route for providing rapid transit service between downtown Winnipeg and eastern Winnipeg.
  • Determining preferred locations for river crossings and an appropriate future for the Louise Bridge.
  • Identifying related transportation network improvements for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists.
  • Identifying neighbourhood development opportunities along the transit route and particularly at transit stops.

Work on the Eastern Corridor Study will be undertaken throughout the year, with an anticipated completion date of Spring 2018.

For more information on the Eastern Corridor Study, or to provide feedback online, visit www.winnipeg.ca/easterncorridor.

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