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Important transit changes on campus

Bus routes on campus will change through to August 19

July 19, 2017 — 

Winnipeg Transit’s bus stops currently located along Maclean Crescent have been moved to University Crescent to accommodate the additional Canada Summer Games bus traffic.

Through to August 19, transit riders must go to University Crescent between Freedman Crescent and Dafoe Road to ride the bus.

Students and staff requiring special transportation considerations can arrange an accessible van for travel on Fort Garry campus. Please contact Student Accessibility Services Exam Centre at 204-474-6213 or sasexams [at] umanitoba [dot] ca to make arrangements.

UPDATE: Maclean changes to a one-way for Canada Summer Games
Maclean Crescent will be changed to a one way as per below to accommodate the Canada Summer Games. The organization is bringing in directional signage to put up on Maclean later today (July 26).

To see a larger version of the map, click here (PDF).

For other need-to-know info about the Canada Summer Games, see:

Need to Know: Canada Summer Games

Getting to and around Canada Summer Games

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6 comments on “Important transit changes on campus

    1. UM Today Staff

      We’ve been looking into this with the Canada Summer Games organization and with Wpg Transit since yesterday.

      There was a delay in the changes by Wpg Transit, but they have reminded all of their drivers that the service is now on University Crescent, not Maclean Crescent.
      The Transit terminal was moved as of 9:30 this morning.

      Apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for your concern!

      Reply
  1. Laurine Harmon

    I work at the far end if Dafoe. I now need an extra 25 minutes each way just to walk to the bus! Will there be reduced fares because of this ridiculous move or a shuttle to get us to our offices!

    Reply
    1. UM Today Staff

      Thanks for your comment. We have looked into this and have been informed that planning the temporary location of the Transit stop was complicated—in part because of concurrent construction on Dafoe Road for the new Bus Rapid Transit.

      The two bus routes were split in order not to confuse regular riders and athletes, and for congestion/safety issues. The University did have conversations with Transit to see if there was a closer alternative for the relocation during the games, and they indicated this was the only viable option from a safety perspective.

      We understand the inconvenience this may cause some regular Fort Garry Campus transit users and ask your patience over the coming weeks as the Canada Summer Games unfold. Hosting 4,000 athletes will add a great vibrancy to our campus, and will come with challenges that we hope to mitigate by providing you with as much information as possible.

      Reply
  2. Ian L

    If the games only go until August 13, why are buses being re-routed until August 19? Why the extra week of having to walk so far to the building I work in (Drake)?

    Reply
    1. UM Today Staff

      Thanks for your comment. We have looked into this and have been informed that planning the temporary location of the Transit stop was complicated—in part because of concurrent construction on Dafoe Road for the new Bus Rapid Transit.

      The two bus routes were split in order not to confuse regular riders and athletes, and for congestion/safety issues. The University did have conversations with Transit to see if there was a closer alternative for the relocation during the games, and they indicated this was the only viable option from a safety perspective.

      We understand the inconvenience this may cause some regular Fort Garry Campus transit users and ask your patience over the coming weeks as the Canada Summer Games unfold. Hosting 4,000 athletes will add a great vibrancy to our campus, and will come with challenges that we hope to mitigate by providing you with as much information as possible.

      The time before and after is because of the commissioning and decommissioning of the residences.

      Reply

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