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Survey: Connectivity and getting around

"Connectivity" is about the way an area interacts with various modes of transportation. How should we think about connectivity in the Exchange District?

The Exchange District BIZ, in partnership with the City of Winnipeg, is currently developing a long-range planning framework to help shape the future of the Exchange District. As part of this process, we are reaching out to Winnipeggers for their input, recognizing the Exchange is a special place for so many of us. Your feedback is important. Your responses to this survey will inform the vision for the future of the Exchange District and, ultimately, help shape the strategies to achieve that vision.


When city-builders talk about “Connectivity,” they’re often referring to physical connections within transportation networks at the neighbourhood or district level, and the way those networks form connections to surrounding areas. Connectivity has many aspects. It includes the frequency or quantity of facilities to serve all types of urban mobility (pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, etc.), the quality or equity of those facilities (comfort, safety, accessibility, etc.), and the logic of connections between them (bus stop location, crosswalk placement, etc.).

The Exchange District demonstrates an area where many different modes of transportation must be accommodated. At the same time, given its central location, it also forms important connections to surrounding areas such as The Forks, the Centennial, St. Boniface and West End neighbourhoods, and the broader downtown. As such, it will be crucial for the Exchange District to maintain or improve such connectivity both within and outside of its boundaries, while ensuring it takes all modes of transportation into consideration.