An experiment initiated by the City of Winnipeg in the spring to get people outside and active has now come to an end.

The Open Streets program was an enhancement of the Sunday and holiday bicycle routes in Winnipeg. The program limited vehicle travel to just one block on several residential streets throughout the city, allowing cyclists and walkers to face less traffic.

The regular routes opened early this year, on April 6, due to the pandemic. The City then expanded the program to a total of 10 routes between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

As of Monday at 8 p.m. the program has ended, though the City will still operate the usual four routes on Sunday and holidays on Lyndale Drive, Scotia Street, Wellington Crescent, and Wolseley Avenue.

The City ran a survey to gauge interest in seeing the expanded program continue in the future.