Brian Mayes – St. Vital 2018

Candidate’s website lists several accomplishments with respect to installing  pedestrian crossings and pedestrian/bike tunnel as part of Fermor bridge rehabilitation. Platform does not specifically refer to active transportation; has a number of statements re improving public and handi transit (Accessed 5 Oct 2018).

From Vote Winnipeg 2018 (Winnipeg Free Press) accessed 2 Oct 2018:

Q: “What should Winnipeg’s plan be for the future of public and active transit?” “Future plans for Transit must include some provisions to help out St Marys and St Anne’s. The City had plans for a St Marys subway in the 1950’s, the Juba monorail in the 1970’s had a St Marys extension – but nothing substantial ever got done. I am pleased that Council has increased funds for Active Transportation. I would love to see a ped/ bike bridge across the Seine in north St Vital and/or a similar bridge across the Red.”

Q: “What is your position on reopening Portage and Main to pedestrians?” “I will be voting “no”. Every bus that comes from downtown to my ward will be delayed and we have no plan in place to address this. I will consider myself bound, however, by the results of the citizen referendum on the issue.”

From Winnipeg Votes 2018 (CBC) accessed 18 Oct 2018:

Q: “What are you planning on doing to improve transit service in the ward?” “There were plans decades ago to put in new infrastructure on St. Mary’s [Road]. There was a subway plan, there was a monorail — none of that ever came to pass. We need to do something down St. Mary’s in particular. Those sort of transportation issues have come up more than in [my] other two campaigns.”

The candidate completed the 2018 all-candidate environmental survey: A coalition of Winnipeg Environmental Organizations compiled questions for an all-candidate (Mayoral and Councilor) survey with questions relating to the environment, including AT.