Caitlin Fryers, Third year student, English
The downtown needs to be revitalized. It has a feeling of abandonment but it has great potential. It would be nice if they would expand the classic theme they have around the legislature.
Joe Montana, Day-labourer
There are no problems with the city. The new buildings downtown like the MTS Centre and the Manitoba Hydro building are good ideas.
Max Cook, Student, Winnipeg Adult Education Centre
In some places speed limits are too high in areas where children and elders are present. I also think lighting is too dim in high poverty areas compared to wealthier neighbourhoods. Darkness brings out the worst in people.
Dustin Bilinsky, Third year student, kinesiology
The bike paths. We’re a city that doesn’t have them yet and they’re a more eco-friendly way to get around. The racks at school are always full, so I think students would appreciate more bike baths.
Christian Nathan, Second year student, biochemistry
The streets. They do a lot of roadwork in the summer and after the winter the roads are back to the same poor condition. They need better material.
Eleanor James, Social worker
Zoning bylaws are too strong. In the North End the city is concentrating on crime prevention rather than improving the community. The bylaws are preventing things from happening.
Published in Volume 63, Number 26 of The Uniter (April 2, 2009)