The City plans to open four pedestrians crossings at Portage and Main within 18 months!
The plan is to allow pedestrians to cross Portage Avenue E. — between Richardson Plaza and the Bank of Montreal by the fall of 2019.
As it stands the price tag is around $3.5 million. The money will go to redesigning the intersection, improve the sidewalks above ground and repair the underground concourse.
The reopening of Portage and Main would affect buses from Main Street, and traffic.
The deadline for the request for proposals is June 26.
@Mayor_Bowman Please reconsider opening Portage and Main, this would create so much chaos in traffic and a greater chance of pedestrians being hit by impatient drivers. Is it really worth that risk? I believe more Winnipeggers are against it.
— Yvette Turner (@Grandmayoyo) June 7, 2018
Do pedestrians not matter. These are people who are walking and working downtown, not the large amount of motorists who speed through downtown and don't stay. The businesses want it opened. It's embarrassing to bring people from other cities to Portage and Main. #wpgpoli
— Dexter Peters (@cirque_du_bagel) June 6, 2018
I’m not yet sure how I feel about opening Portage and Main. I like the idea of the scramble crossing, and I think it would work, but I don’t see that happening. #Winnipeg
— FerFer (@JennArndt) June 6, 2018
What are your thoughts on opening up Portage and Main?
Feature Image: Portage and Main / Source: News WPG
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