Councillor Jenny Gerbasi
April 23rd, 2018

Dear Friends,

Here are the topics in this E-Newsletter:

1. Online Bicycle Registration
2. New updated Cycling Map
3. Public invited to provide input on Recreation & Parks Strategies
4. Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2)Pembina Hwy Underpass  Project Information Session
5. Neighbourhood Clean-ups 
 
1.Online Bicycle Registration
 
As many as 3,000 bicycles are reported stolen each year in Winnipeg.
 
The City of Winnipeg recovers up to 1,000 bicycles each year, with less than 10% returned to their rightful owners.
 
The best way to protect your bicycle is with a good lock and to register it with the City of Winnipeg Bicycle Recovery Section.
 
With registration, if your stolen bicycle is located,you will be notified immediately and arrangements can be made for you to get your bicycle back.
 
The option to register is now available so go  here to register your bicycle(s).
  
2. New updated Cycling Map
 
The latest version of the City of Winnipeg Cycling Map is now available to help Winnipeggers efficiently plan and navigate their cycling trips.
 
The map outlines both formal cycling routes as well as informal routes based on suggestions and input from local cyclists themselves. The map is also a great way to learn about our city-wide inventory of paths, as Winnipeg has almost 250 km of park trails and multi-use paths.
 
You can pick up a printed copy of the new cycling map at local libraries, bike shops and tourist centres. A pdf version of the map is available in French and English on the City's website at www.winnipeg.ca/bikemap
 
 
3. Public Invited to Provide Input on Recreation & Parks Strategies
 
Winnipeg's recreation and parks services and infrastructure contribute to the enjoyment and quality of life for residents and visitors. The City is facing some difficult challenges in maintaining its aging infrastructure and making new investments to meet future needs.

 As Winnipeg continues to grow and change, the need to make strategic, forward-thinking decisions to ensure the City can deliver high-quality recreation and parks services is essential.
 
The City is inviting the public to share their input through an online survey on recreation and parks services and infrastructure, and where their priorities lie in order to help inform the Recreation and Parks Strategies. The Strategies will provide a 25-year framework to help guide recreation and parks programs, services, policies, standards and procedures, and future investment in existing and new infrastructure.
 
The survey will be accepting feedback from April 20, 2018 to June 30, 2018 and is available online at: www.winnipeg.ca/RecandParks.
 
It is the first of several upcoming opportunities that the public can expect over the next year to share their input with the project team. The City will also be hosting two public open houses for the Recreation and Parks Strategies in the coming months to introduce information gathered during this research and analysis phase and to gather input for consideration during the development of the Strategies.
 
For more information, please visit: www.winnipeg.ca/RecandParks.
 
4. Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) & Pembina Highway Underpass Project Information Session
 
The City of Winnipeg invites you to attend a public information session
regarding plans for the upcoming 2018 construction season for the
Southwest Rapid Transitway (Stage 2) & Pembina Highway Underpass Project.
 
When: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 4 - 7 p.m.
Where: CanadInns Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy,
Ambassador Room F (lower level)
 
The Southwest Transitway is a high-speed roadway for buses, physically separated from the regular street system. Once Stage 2 is completed and opened for service in 2020, the Southwest Transitway will operate from Downtown to the neighbourhoods of Southwest Winnipeg, including the University of Manitoba.
  
5. Neighbourhood Clean-ups
 
Various neighbourhood clean-ups are being planned.
Here are a few dates to pencil in:
 
Osborne Village:
May 12th at the Gas Station Art Centre
Start time: noon
BBQ to follow
 
Earl Grey:
April 25th at the Earl Grey Community Centre
3:30 - 5:30
Pizza party to follow
 
West Broadway:
May 26th at the West Broadway Community Org. office 545 Broadway
Registration: 9:30  Start time: 10:00
Thank you for your interest in civic issues!

Sincerely,
Jenny 

Jenny Gerbasi
Deputy Mayor
Councillor Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry
President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) 
(204) 986 5878
 
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