The issue concerning heated bus shelters is very relevant in Winnipeg

Should Winnipeg have more heated bus shelters?

At the moment, about 14% of all bus shelters are heated in the city. The mayor of the city said that he intended to establish more such bus shelters to make people not freeze on the streets while waiting for the bus.

However, some residents of the city are sure that first of all it is worthwhile to improve the quality of services provided by the transport company.

Recently, Brian Bowman said the following:

"The commitment I made was 55 heated transit shelters over the next four years. And it's absolutely something that I feel is needed," Bowman said on Monday. "I'm going to be working with my council colleagues to ensure that the funding is there, and we start building additional heated shelters."

"It's a cold weather city we know on days like today. If you're waiting for a bus, it is brutal in this weather. And so anything we can do to minimize the effects on transit riders while they're waiting for their buses, the better." he added.

Winnipeggers say that it is better to spend money on increasing the number of buses, and not on heated bus shelters. A larger number of buses will be able to significantly reduce the waiting time for transport on a cold winter day.

Elysse Paterson, the inhabitant of the city that takes the bus every day, says that the city needs to improve several things at once.

"I'd like more frequent buses, because I'll miss a bus, and I'm standing in the cold for 30 more minutes trying to get on another bus," Paterson said.

At the same time the woman said that heated bus shelters ale also a great idea but they should work.

"Even the heated shelters aren't really that heated. Some of them are turned off," she said. "There's a lot of stops that I'm at, where I have to just stand in the cold instead of having a shelter."

Despite all the advantages of heated bus shelters, residents of the city who regularly use public transport services believe that more buses are more important for the city.

MORE NEWS:Activists are collecting donations for dog shelters in northern Manitoba

heated bus shelters Brian Bowman public transport
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor
I recommend
No recommendations yet


Post your comment to communicate and discuss this article.

This summer the Assiniboine Park offers plenty for fun and creative time with friends and family from free movies on Fridays to various masterclasses from handcrafts to cooking classes. And soon the Brew at the Zoo at the Assiniboine Park Zoo will feature the craft brewery industry in an adults-only after-hours event. The event will showcase the growing craft beer industry. You’ll be able to enjoy samples from craft breweries and food trucks. Beer not for...
Road Construction
Winnipeg authorities published a list of streets and roads that will be repaired this year. At least 56 streets and 11 back alleys likely won’t be fixed in Winnipeg this year, thanks to funding spat between the City and the Province. The city administrators told the infrastructure committee Thursday morning that 34 local roads will be repaired in 2019. Starting this Sunday, southbound Empress Street is closing for months-long construction. From August 18 u...
Free Movies
Everyone loves movies, but free outdoor movies – even better! Every Friday evening during the month of August, Assiniboine Park will feature free family entertainment on the Lyric Lawn. They’ll be screening favourite summer blockbusters on a cinema-style outdoor screen. All you have to do is bring a chair, blanket and some snacks. The earlier feature will usually be a kid-friendly movie, with the late feature a bit more tailored to an older crowd. Today th...
Sport is good for your physical health and mental state. Many Winnipeggers enjoy fitness and workout as family time, for sport and soul recreation. Some athletes go pro and take it to the next level breaking the records and setting the bar high for the next generations to try and beat it. Sacha Skirzyk is a men's kayaker for team Manitoba who competed in this year's 2019 Western Canada Summer Games. Skirzyk won big this year and was excited to share all ab...
Among many great festivals and other events, The South Osborne Farmers Market is one of the best markets in Winnipeg! This great neighborhood event is educating, providing for and bringing together the community through local foods and goods! A lot happens at this little farmers market, live entertainment, fresh food, supporting local businesses and encouraging sustainable and responsible living. The Market achieves this in a lot of different ways and has...
Road Construction
Winnipeg is a great and constantly growing city. Our city authorities recognize a need for constant growth and development as the city`s population grows every year. Waverley Underpass project slated to be completed in 2020, now being pushed to open this year! The total cost for the project is now $98 million, down from the original $156 million budget. The construction at Waverly was completed ahead of schedule and $57 million under budget. The Waverley S...
Restaurant Closes
Recently, many new store and restaurant chains invading Winnipeg, such as Famous Dave’s, Five Guys, IHOP, and Popeyes Lousiana Chicken and more. But, unfortunately, some have to close to make way for new food places to open. The Perkins on Madison Street closed this week, making it the fourth Perkins to shut down since last fall. Perkins parent company said it was closing 10 underperforming locations. The company also announced it wants to sell the busines...
Canada and Nigeria met for a pair of exhibition games in Toronto and Winnipeg this week ahead of the men's FIBA World Cup. Unfortunately for Canada, the team lost 90-81 to Nigeria in exhibition play as Canada’s shooting went cold down the stretch on Friday night. Even though, Canada defeated Nigeria 96-87 on Wednesday night in Toronto in the opener of the two-game series. But the second game in Winnipeg was lost. Both teams are gearing up for the FIBA Worl...
Public transportation is a very important part of city infrastructure modernization and development. But at some point, the negotiation between the Winnipeg Transit and city authorities didn’t work. The city is backing out of contract negotiations with Winnipeg bus drivers, warning a strike is likely. The previous agreement expired on Jan. 12. The union represents more than 1,400 transit operators and maintenance workers at Winnipeg Transit. The City has t...
Related news