City looking to close more streets to vehicles  

THE city is looking to expand its street closures to make space for people who want to get outside as the weather warms without fighting vehicle traffic.

Coun. Matt Allard said as many as six streets are being prepared for similar restrictions to the ones imposed on four others earlier this month, which limit motor vehicle travel to one block between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The infrastructure renewal and public works committee met Tuesday, where Allard (St. Boniface), chairman of the committee, said closures on Egerton Road, Churchill Drive, Kildonan Drive, Kilkenny Drive, Assiniboine Avenue and Glenwood Crescent are under consideration.

Ryan Palmquist, a spokesman for Allard, said in an email the committee’s goal is to have the restrictions in place in the next two weeks and that the streets were chosen because of their similarities to Lyndale Drive, Scotia Street, Wellington Crescent and Wolseley Avenue, which are under the same restrictions 12 hours per day.

The city plans to collect data on the restrictions in the future, Palmquist said.