St. James-to-downtown bike path extension officially opens

An expansion to the pedestrian and cycling network connecting St. James to downtown Winnipeg has officially opened.St. James Coun. Scott Gillingham announced the completion of the Yellow Ribbon Greenway Extension project Friday.The extension connects the  Yellow Ribbon Greenway and the St. Matthews Avenue cycling corridor using existing infrastructure on Silver Avenue and a new pathway running alongside the Ferry Road back lane.Story continues below

READ MORE: Groundbreaking ceremony at Kapyong Park ahead of improvementsNew traffic signals were also installed at the intersection of Ferry Road and St. Matthews Avenue to provide a safe crossing.“I’m pleased that with the completion of this project, we’re able to provide residents with increased connectivity to and from key destinations such as the Polo Park commercial area, the University of Winnipeg, and downtown,” said Gillingham.“This route will also provide connectivity to many neighbourhoods, recreational paths, schools, and parks in the area.”Today, Councillor Scott Gillingham, St. James Ward, officially opened the Yellow Ribbon Greenway Extension. For more info: https://t.co/eOsPXnc18q pic.twitter.com/QmE36wSCVq— City of Winnipeg (@cityofwinnipeg) November 16, 2018
The total cost of the extension, funded by the city’s 2018 Pedestrian and Cycling Program Action Plan, was $750,000.WATCH: Winnipeg pedestrians complain about slippery sidewalks, city says they are working on it