Shawn Nason – Transcona 2018

Statement on the candidates website related to active transportation (accessed Sept 2018):

  • “Our community should be able to get throughout Winnipeg with our choice of transportation; whether car, transit, cycling, or walking. We need access to well-maintained roads, safe bike trails, and efficient transit in order to flourish.”
  • “Find ways to expand the Transcona Trail system further west and link into downtown is a priority for many residents and an important part of a healthy community.”

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

Q: “What is your position on reopening Portage and Main to pedestrians?” “I agree improvements are needed at Portage and Main, however, I disagree with the full opening of the intersection. I believe accommodations and improvements can be implemented in the area to make the intersection, including the barriers, more visibly appealing and more accessible. These changes would be in line with being a modern and vibrant city, accommodating accessibility for all, and ensuring the safety of drivers and pedestrians.”

Q: “What should Winnipeg’s plan be for the future of public and active transit?” “I support a reliable and efficient transit system. I have heard from the residents of Transcona that is there is not a quick way to get where they are going. Transcona is still dealing with the symptoms of amalgamating Transcona into Winnipeg that has left us with suboptimal commute routes between Transcona and Downtown. I think we need to undertake a careful study of traffic in the area to determine how to optimize traffic flows and determine if our current road infrastructure is sufficient for our community’s needs. As an example, we should look if the Louise Bridge has sufficient capacity.

I am strongly supportive of an approach that uses Transit and vehicle traffic to alleviate the current pinch points. Making Transit a viable option for many to get from Transcona to other areas of Winnipeg will also help deal with our current traffic concerns. My goal is to work with Council, City Administration, and Advocates to increase ridership.

My focus for active transportation would be a further extension of the Transcona Trail network to link from the current termination point of Regent further south to link up with active transportation corridors in St. Boniface.”

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

Q: “Will you work with other wards/municipalities to help improve active transportation links across the city?” “Our paved trail ends a couple hundred feet to my east, and goes all the way to Costco and terminates at Regent. What I’d like to see is working along with the rail owners there.… I would like to see that connected to get us to St. Boniface.”  

Q: “What can be done to improve transit service in the area?”  “What I’m hearing from people is buses are not coming at the time that they need, they’re full when they get to their place on some of the major routes.… The other challenge is accessibility. We’ve got an aging population, a fair amount of people with disabilities, we want to make sure they have access to the system in an appropriate way.”

The candidate did not complete 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.




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