Article: Council gridlock stalls downtown bike grid

Low-cost. Movable materials. What’s not to like here?

From CBC Manitoba:

Coun. Janice Lukes says dedicated bike lanes are far more effective at stimulating cycling than painted-on lanes. She has thus far failed to convince council colleagues to try out a temporary bike grid.

“A decision on whether to study an adjustable downtown cycling grid was hung up in a pair of deadlocked votes at Winnipeg city council’s public works committee meeting Tuesday, where unofficial party politics led to legislative gridlock.

For the third time since November, South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Coun. Janice Lukes tried to convince the public works committee to approve plans for a grid of downtown bike lanes made up of low-cost, movable materials such as temporary curbs.”

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