What’s it like to walk in your neighbourhood? How about around your workplace? Or in other areas of town?
How foot-friendly is Winnipeg and are we designing a city with pedestrian traffic in mind?
These are just a few of the questions to be answered at a CNC community forum on Thur. Apr. 30 at The Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, 237 McDermot Ave., 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The public is invited to engage in this lively discussion that will include a panel of walking specialists, examining how easy it is to get around our neighbourhoods and complete our daily tasks on foot.
Panelists are Beth McKechnnie of the Green Action Centre‘s Workplace Commuter Options program; Matt Carreau, City Organizer of Jane’s Walk Winnipeg (May 1 + 2); urban planning grad student, Robert Galston, a writer and blogger who focuses on urban planning, design and history; and Shelagh Graham, the Healthy Built Environment Specialist with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
The event which is free and open to the public, will measure Winnipeg’s walk-ability, and explore the kind of urban planning that either encourages or discourages walk-ability.
Pedestrian friendly neighbourhoods and good community design will be the focus in the month of May on CNC and on River City 360 – Views and News From Around Winnipeg, a new weekly radio show produced by The Winnipeg Foundation, Sunday mornings at 8:30 am on CJNU 93.7 FM.