05/05/2015 08:23 EDT | Updated 05/05/2016 05:59 EDT

Plan to make Winnipeg more bike-friendly passes hurdle at city council

WINNIPEG - An ambitious, $330-million, 20-year plan to make Winnipeg a more bike-friendly city has cleared its first hurdle at city hall.

The Pedestrian and Cycling Action Plan was passed unanimously Tuesday by a city committee.

Councillor Jenny Gerbasi says it’s about time Winnipeg caught up to other cities.

The plan is hundreds of pages long and would add various bike lanes and walkways throughout the city over the next two decades.

The only person to speak out against the plan was Transcona councillor Russ Wyatt.

He says he supports much of what it includes, but he thinks there needs to be more consultation with the public.