In a quick survey last week, Bike Winnipeg found that many Winnipeg civic candidates and cyclists agree that the City’s infrastructure should encourage cycling as a year-around alternative to travelling by car. The survey was distributed by e-mail to all candidates and to over 1,000 cyclists. 34 of 66 candidates responded, as did over 300 cyclists. The views of these candidates closely reflected the
The Manitoba Cycling Association (MCA) has produced an entertaining video on cycling in traffic – share it with friends … help them be safer cyclists. It’s fun to watch, and it’s a chance to brush up on defensive riding.
Are you having difficulty cycling on the bike lanes and bike paths in Winnipeg because of poor snow clearing? Please send us pictures & descriptions of bike routes blocked by snow to https://www.facebook.com/BikeWinnipeg or firstname.lastname@example.org . We need your input ASAP to show the City and the media the extent of the problem. Be sure to send a copy to email@example.com. Let’s get these maintenance
In their final argument at the hearing on 2014 rates, MPI representatives told the PUB that MPI’s role in road safety is jurisdictionally “limited” to research and education. This is very different language from the “leadership” language on road safety MPI touts in their coporate vision statement: “MPI will lead driver and vehicle safety initiatives that reduce risk and protect Manitobans, their streets and
The Manitoba Public Utilities Board has refused Bike Winnipeg’s application for joint intervention with the Manitoba Consumers’ Association of Canada at the MPI hearing. Working with pro bono lawyer James Benson, a small group of Bike Winnipeg volunteers put a lot of time into preparing for the MPI hearing, which the PUB had indicated would include a significant focus on promoting safety on Manitoba roads.
Bike Winnipeg has been working on many fronts to ensure Manitoba drivers get the right information about how to maneuver near cyclists on the road. We are currently struggling to play a stronger role in the Public Utilities Board (PUB) review of MPI’s services and rates. We are collaborating with the Consumers’ Association of Manitoba to bring up issues that are important not just
Thanks to over 50 Winnipeg cyclists and Tire Stewardship Manitoba, we have raised enough money for the full 30 bus campaign. It will roll out July 1. Donors overwhelmingly favoured option 2: Help spread the word to all Manitoba motorists!