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Bike Friendly Business Network Launched

Our friends at the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Exchange District BIZ have launched a great new program that we wanted to let you know about.  The Bike Friendly Business Network recognizes that cyclists are important customers that benefit local businesses, and offers cyclists rewards for patronizing bike friendly businesses. Bikes Mean Business It turns out that all that money cyclists save on transportation when

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2013 Winnipeg Bicycle Counts Report

Volunteers from Bike Winnipeg have been conducting spring counts of bicycle traffic since 2007 in order to provide solid information about the numbers of commuter cyclists in Winnipeg based on direct observation.  During April, May and June of 2013 we completed 78 counts at 28 locations in Winnipeg.  Since 2007 we have completed 462 counts at 84 locations. Download the complete Winnipeg Bicycle Counts

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City’s plan for active transport revived

by Bartley Kives Winnipeg Free Press THE City of Winnipeg has revived a bike-and-pedestrian strategy the cancellation of which earlier this summer sparked an outcry from cycling activists. In July, Winnipeg’s public works department nixed a plan to spend $400,000 on an active-transportation master plan that would have been prepared by Vancouver consulting firm Urban Systems. The plan, initiated in the wake of a

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Disraeli pedestrian bridge delayed due to long winter

Published August 15, 2013 Winnipeg Free Press Author: Staff Writer Was to open in July; now slated for mid-September A long winter has delayed the construction of the Disraeli pedestrian bridge. A civic spokeswoman confirmed that the opening date for the pedestrian bridge, formally known as the Disraeli Active Transportation bridge, was pushed back from the end of July to mid-September. The change was

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Join Bike Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Arts Council during Ciclovia for ArtRide

Join the Winnipeg Arts Council and Bike Winnipeg during Ciclovia for ArtRide, a cycling tour of downtown’s public artworks. This exciting event will be great for art loving cyclists! Hit some of Winnipeg’s most iconic and inspiring works of public art on your bike, learn about these unique pieces and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors! When: Sunday, September 8 Start time: 3pm Start location:

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Missing link in connection to Birds Hill Park

By Dan Falloon Originally published in the Herald July 31, 2013 The Province of Manitoba has plans to get people in motion over the Perimeter Highway. The province showed off three options for an active transportation overpass of PTH 101 near Raleigh Street at an open house in June. Its preferred plan is to build the overpass 270 metres west of Raleigh, which has

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Bike study scrapped

By: Matt Preprost Originally published in The Times Published July 24, 2013 Local councillors and bike advocates are cycling different paths when it comes to building an active transportation network in northwest Winnipeg. Earlier this month, the city confirmed it was suspending a $400,000 consulting study to develop a strategy to build future bike and pedestrian paths in the city. Instead, the city says

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Cancellation of Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategy

The decision by the City to cancel the contract to develop a bicycle and pedestrian strategy undermines all the efforts to improve bicycling and pedestrian facilities in Winnipeg. Cutting the development of a strategy in favour of an ad hoc approach flies in the face of the City’s recently completed transportation plan. It’s like deciding to build a house and then firing the architect

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Buffered bike lanes on Pembina Highway ready for cyclists

CBC News – Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:40 PM CT   Cyclists can now ride safely in Winnipeg’s first buffered bike lanes, which are now in place along one of the city’s busiest streets. The new bike lanes, which run along both sides of Pembina between Chevrier Boulevard and Plaza Drive, are marked by special polyposts that create a physical barrier between cyclists and

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