A Pedestrian Hub

A Pedestrian Hub

Fact:A+walkability rating from Walk Score for the downtown area

 Living downtown means the excitement of the urban lifestyle lies right at your doorstep.

When we break it down in numbers, downtown Winnipeg is indeed very walkable. It scores between 88 and 98 out of 100 on the Walk Score website. Walk Score rates the walkability of cities and smaller urban areas, measuring the distance between a particular address and its proximity and locality to various services and amenities.

Winnipeg as a whole on Walk Score rates: 53 out of 100 [1]

Downtown scores an A+ on Walk Score: 88-98 out of 100 [1]

Area Walk Score out of 100 Rating Transit Score out of 100 Rating
Assiniboine and Hargrave 89 Very Walkable 81 Excellent
Waterfront Drive and Bannatyne 93 Walker’s Paradise 90 Rider’s Paradise
Princess and Bannatyne 97 Walker’s Paradise 91 Rider’s Paradise
Carlton St. and Qu’Appelle Ave 98 Walker’s Paradise 90 Rider’s Paradise

Pedestrian Counts (2012 and 2014 Counts)

SW Corner of Graham and Hargrave: Average of 2,408 people travelling East and West from 7AM to 7PM weekdays (Survey sample: Week of August 8). [2]

NE Corner of Portage and Donald: Average of 5,872 people travelling East and West from 7AM to 7PM weekdays (Survey sample: Week of August 8). [2]

Walkway between MTS Centre and cityplace: Average of 8,717 people travelling North and South from 7AM to 7PM weekdays. (Survey sample: Week of October 18). [2]

 

Richardson Concourse – Corridor Underpass next to Nathan’s Detroits: Average of 5141 people travelling East and West from 8AM to 8PM weekdays.  (Survey sample: Week of March 18, 2014).  [2]

Richardson Concourse – Corridor between the Corner Store and CIBC: Average of 11222 people travelling South and North from 8AM to 8PM weekdays.  (Survey sample: Week of March 18, 2014). [2]

Richardson Building – Escalator Traffic, Into Concourse (East) / Out of Concourse (West): Average of 7113 people travelling East and West from 8AM to 8PM weekdays.  (Survey sample: Week of March 18, 2014). [2]

Richardson Concourse – Entrance to the Grain Exchange Building: Average of 2371 people travelling from South and North from 8AM to 8PM weekdays.  (Survey sample: Week of April 10, 2014). [2]

Richardson Concourse – E/W Corridor in front of Young’s Jewellers: Average of 2713 people travelling from South and North from 8AM to 8PM weekdays.  (Survey sample: Week of April 10, 2014. [2]

[1] www.walkscore.com (2014)

[2] Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, 2014