UPDATE -  Event Day Active Transportation (AT) Plans – Investors Group Field Stadium


We have a very unique AT situation developing in south Winnipeg that is building on the number of people who are walking / cycling in the city.


I sit on the Investors Group Field Event Day Management Plan Advisory Committee (EDAC) as the Active Transportation representative.  The Stadium Event Day Management Plan Advisory Committee (EDAC) is an ongoing advisory group that will exist for the life of the Investors Group Field.  The mandate for the creation and ongoing existence of EDAC came from a Motion adopted by the City of Winnipeg’s Riel Community Committee on July 11, 2011. The Advisory Committee is managed by the Bison/Blue Bomber Stadium Group and the City of Winnipeg.  Representatives on the committee are encouraged to consult with the larger community and bring feedback to EDAC.


Some of the best active transportation pathway connections are in south Winnipeg – with many pathways leading to the University of Manitoba. The arrival of the Investors Group Field Stadium will enable increased use of this connected infrastructure – and hopefully reduce vehicle traffic in the community!


Attached is an update I prepared last week for folks in the communities of Fort Richmond / University Heights interested in Active Transportation related to the Investors Group Field Stadium.

Today at 10:00 the Bombers will be doing a media release on the ‘official’  Transportation Plan and details.  



INVITATION  TO  FREE Community Walking Tour (for kids and adults)


The Communities, the Campus & the Re-Generation – Part of the Winnipeg Jane’s Walk Events

Fort Richmond / University Heights / University of Manitoba Campus


DATE:               Saturday May 4rd & Sunday May 5th

TIME:               10:30 am  (~ 2 hr walk, stop, walk, stop talk)

LOCATION:      Meet at Ecole St. Avila Parking Lot  - 633 Patricia Ave (behind Fort Richmond Community Centre)


 The Communities, the Campus & the Re-Generation

The communities and the campus are undergoing a transformation –  a re-generation. Michelle and Janice will provide an in-depth overview of what is currently underway in both the communities and on Campus.

 Tour Hosts: 

Jane's Walk celebrates the ideas and legacy of Jane Jacobs — a celebrated urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to building walkable and vibrant cities. Free walking tours are held on the first weekend of May each year are led by locals who want to create a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the places they live and work. The first Jane's Walk was organized in Toronto seven years ago and it has since spread to cities across Canada, the United States, and worldwide. To see more Jane’s Walks in Winnipeg communities see: www.JanesWalk.net  




Janice Lukes