Stop the bike lane installation on McDermot and keep the parking spaces
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Support small, local businesses in Winnipeg’s Exchange District on McDermot Avenue by signing this petition. The proposed bike lane for McDermot Avenue will have negative consequences for the businesses in the area. Parking in the Exchange District is already very limited and the installation of the bike lane would make the area even more inaccessible and less attractive to customers.
The Exchange District’s businesses are mostly owned by sole proprietors who work tirelessly to attract customers to the area and to better the neighbourhood. Most customers drive to the area and require affordable, short-term parking for their visit. These customers already find it challenging to find parking. The bike lanes proposed by the city of Winnipeg will further minimize parking along McDermot. With lack of parking being a strong deterrent, the businesses in the Exchange District will lose customers and may not be able to survive because of the decreased sales that will come as a result of the proposed plan.
While bike lanes are an integral part of a growing and sustainable city, the Exchange District is a quieter and slower traffic area where cyclists are able to travel safely without the need for bike lanes.
The city of Winnipeg did not consult with the businesses that will be negatively affected by this costly new infrastructure (scheduled to begin phase 1 in aspiring 2018). Please sign this petition in support of keeping the existing parking on McDermot and revisiting the long-term effects of the installation of the proposed bike lane.
Support our small businesses and help keep the Exchange District accessible to its customers.
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