Nancy Cooke — Transit Video

Transit plays a crucial role in community development by providing access to education, employment, recreation, health care and other key services.

Improving public transit and making it accessible, reliable, and affordable transit for all is one of Nancy’s key priorities.

Improving public transit

Transit plays a crucial role in community development by providing access to education, employment, recreation, health care and other key services.Improving public transit and making it accessible, reliable, and affordable transit for all is one of Nancy's key priorities.

Posted by Nancy Cooke for Winnipeg City Council – St.Norbert-Seine River on Monday, September 17, 2018

A survey of Nancy’s transit week findings

For the past two weeks, I’ve been meeting with St. Norbert-Seine River residents at bus stops, asking them about their experiences using Winnipeg Transit and what needs to be improved. Here’s three main things I’ve learned after speaking with many different people who use the bus for many different purposes at many different times of day.

The first thing many highlighted is the need for more service outside the morning and afternoon rush hours — they’ve told me they need the bus during evenings and on weekends, but they’re not always available.

The second thing citizens highlighted is the need for cohesive connectivity. Many I’ve spoken to report that if they miss their transfer, they have to wait a half an hour or more for the next bus, which makes them late.

The third thing people kept bringing up is the need for more direct routes to major hubs, such as the U of M and downtown. They don’t want to have to transfer three or four times. One student I met told me it can take her an hour and multiple buses just to get from St. Norbert to the U of M.

As a councillor, I will work with citizens, transit representatives, the city, and other stakeholders to ensure our transit system is accessible, reliable, and viable for all.

-Nancy

Release: Transit week

Transit week

Today. Tomorrow. Together. Nancy Cooke to focus her attention on transit during the week of July 9

 

Nancy Cooke will be focusing her attention on highlighting Winnipeg Transit this week and her goals for improving it.

Throughout the week, as she did last week, she will visit bus stops in the ward to chat to citizens during their morning commutes about the improvements they’d like to see made to transit.

“Safe, reliable public transit is integral to the quality of the lives of Winnipeggers, including those in St. Norbert-Seine River,” Nancy says. “Many depend on Winnipeg Transit as their primary source of transportation. A strong, well-integrated public transit system that’s reliable, safe, and accessible is key to Winnipeg’s vitality.”

Later in the week, Nancy will share the findings she’s gleaned from her bus stop visits and address some of the commons issues residents are seeing and telling her about.

She will also highlight her Transit Accessibility & Safety Plan, which outlines key areas Winnipeg Transit must address in order to improve viability and services.

This week is the just first of three theme weeks. During the week beginning July 16, Nancy will focus on highlighting her plans to bolster local businesses. During the week July 23, she will shift her focus to her plans for economic vitality and development.

For more info and to follow along with transit week, be sure to follow us on social media. Please don’t hesitate to contact us via email, phone, or social media DM if you have any further questions or comments.

Talking transit!

We want to talk transit with you!

Mobility is the lifeblood of a city and a strong, well-integrated public transit system that’s reliable, safe, and accessible is an integral part of that mobility. 

For the next two weeks, we’ll be hitting up bus stops all around St. Norbert-Seine River to talk with you while you wait for your morning bus about the improvements you’d like to see made to transit — because improving our transit system will help us create an even better Winnipeg.

Here’s where we’ll be (we’ll be wearing placards for easy identification.) We hope to catch you on your commute!
 

Tuesday, July 3:  Westbound Des Trappistes @ Pembina W., stop #60783

Wednesday, July 4: Eastbound Southglen @ Sauve, stop #50782

Thursday, July 5:  Eastbound John Forsyth @ Everden, stop #50935

Friday, July 6: Northbound Dakota @ Hyatt, stop #50496

Monday, July 9: Westbound Ducharme @ LeMaire, stop #60758

 Tuesday, July 10: Westbound De L’Eglise @ Pembina East, stop #60756

Wednesday, July 11: Northbound Pembina @ Cloutier South, stop #60059

Thursday, July 12: Eastbound Grandmont @ Bellemer, stop #60100

Friday, July 13: Northbound St. Mary’s @ Warde, stop #50685