Several changes to Winnipeg cycling strategy proposed by councillor
One of the five city councilors trying to block Winnipeg’s 20-year cycling blueprint is proposing several changes.
Mynarki’s Coun. Ross Eadie says he will table 20 amendments.
Eadie says the $334-million plan is flawed and questions the price tag of the project.
"I don't want to waste a lot of money on this kind of stuff when we still have to fix our basic infrastructure for walking and cycling that's called out local streets and roads," said Eadie.
The councillor is attempting to bring forward his changes at Wednesday’s city council meeting, where the strategy needs council approval to pass it.
The document has been a divisive issue at city hall and on the streets.
During Eadie’s announcement on Main Street Monday morning, two cycling advocates from Bike Winnipeg confronted him.
"We need to protect the vulnerable road users in our city," said Laura Donatelli.
Last week, Eadie, and the other four councilors opposing the plan, Russ Wyatt, Jason Schreyer, Shawn Dobson and Jeff Browaty, released taxpayer-funded radio ads against the strategy.