to the South St. Boniface Residents Association Website
see below for previous work on the Marion Widening and Grade Separation
projects will directly affect Happyland Park!
Our association realizes some change is needed in our area such as an underpass for the train and additional turning lanes at the intersection. However we feel that the current plans and design are overboard for this area and risk doing more damage than good to the area surrounding Marion and Archibald including Happyland Park. There are ways our city planners could plan more realistic solutions with smaller price tags. As their current plan stands it could range from 250 million to 500 million before the cost of 140 expropriations, as we all know city projects never stay on course with their expected budget. Help support us to encourage them to develop more realistic plans and to properly consult with the communities directly impacted by their proposed changes.
to clarify that we are not against change to our neighbourhood, only that
we propose a plan that is not this extensive as we do not deem it, or
the cost necessary! We feel funds could be more wisely spent to benefit
more areas of the city IF this was used to refurbish the whole railway
system. Possibly this is the time for the city to act on incorporating
our already in place train system to become our new public transportation
system with stations set up throughout the city for easy access. Rather
than spending more on BRT(Bus Rapid Transit) this might be a more viable
long term option. Using such funds to relocate the necessary tracks outside
the city rather than building over and under them. This would solve the
problem at more then just one railway crossing. We welcome your thoughts
and ideas on this as it really does affect all of us as residents of Winnipeg.
St. Boniface Residents Association 2016
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