Casual commentary about political, cultural and economic issues with a particular interest on the city of Winnipeg by John Dobbin
Sunday, January 9, 2011
1580 Taylor Avenue - New Spa
The piece of land on Taylor Avenue in question.
The City Centre Community Committeediscusses this week the plan for a new spa on one of the last pieces of land along Taylor for development.
Nothing against the spa or developer that is making plans for the site. However, if the idea of ever putting a north-south corridor for active transportation along the Burlington Northern line is to be a success, it will have to have an exit in south River Heights.
The old CN Oakpoint line already has condos going up on it so that can't be used but there is enough land alongside BNSF's line to run from Wellington Crescent all the way to Taylor Avenue where it could connect with a bike path all the way to Fort Rouge.
The top photo shows the Burlington Northern office and rail line that runs north into River Heights.
The middle photo shows the land up for development.
The bottom map shows the area of south River Heights being developed.
There are so many times we hear about conflicts between drivers and bikes. Is it possible to ensure that there is a right of way path along the rail line for bikes or footpath in the future?
The development can proceed but think of the future for once, please.