The Churchill Pathway follows the west side of the Red River from The Forks to Togo Avenue neat the Osborne St Transit Garage where it currently ends. The Churchill Pathway – Churchill Dr to Togo Extension would aim to extend the pathway south to Brandon Ave at Hay St, where a neighbourhood greenway built in 2010 provides a connection south to the St. Vital Bridge on Osborne St.
Property acquisition for the project is scheduled for 2019 in the 2018 Pedestrian and Cycling Program Action Plan, with construction set to follow in 2020. Estimated costs for property acquisition and construction are expected to be $2.65 million. This is an important addition to the city’s bicycle network, and we want to ensure that it continues to move forward.
Completion of the Churchill Pathway to Brandon Ave/Churchill Dr at Hay St would provide an important connection into Riverview from the Forks and from the Osborne St Underpass (which in turn will eventually connect to the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor pathways and the proposed Osborne Village to Downtown Walk/Bike Bridge), and will fill a gap in the bicycle network between the St. Vital Bridge and the Osborne Street Underpass. Connections west to the Fort Rouge Yards pathway and Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor Pathway would also be facilitated by completion of this section of pathway.
Rehabilitation Plans for the Osborne St Underpass Depend on Connections through Confusion Corner.
Preliminary design for a major rehabilitation of the Osborne Street Underpass, with provisions to widen the underpass to accommodate pedestrian/cycling pathways is currently scheduled for 2019. However, the City of Winnipeg’s 2018 Capital Budget notes that rehabilitation of the Osborne St Underpass will not proceed to detailed design until the pedestrian and cycling network north past Confusion Corner and South to the St. Vital Bridge has been determined and becomes a priority to construct (see page 2-26 in the 2018 Capital Budget).
Preliminary design for rehabilitation work on the St. Vital Bridge, which would include improvements in accommodations for people on foot or bike, is currently scheduled for 2022.
- Osborne Underpass Rehabilitation Capital Project (City of Winnipeg)
- St. Vital Bridge Rehabilitation Capital Project (City of Winnipeg)
- 2018 Pedestrian and Cycling Program Action Plan (City of Winnipeg)
- Osborne to Downtown Walk/Bike Bridge & Connections Study (City of Winnipeg)
- Osborne Village to Downtown Walk/Bike Bridge & Connections Backgrounder (Bike Winnipeg)