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Join in the Countdown to 2013’s Bike to Work Day

Start the celebration early this year by joining in one of the new count down events leading up to Bike to Work Day!  Winnipeg’s 6th annual celebration of all things cycling is fast approaching, so register now to make sure you don’t miss any of the fantastic festivities celebrating Winnipeg’s cycling culture.  For each registrant, $0.25 will be donated to The WREnCH by Assiniboine

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Bike Winnipeg Welcomes Changes to Drivers Handbook

Bike Winnipeg is pleased that the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation has made changes to the Driver Handbook (see pages 72 to 75) to improve cyclist safety. In particular, we are pleased to see that the latest edition of the handbook includes clear instructions for motorists overtaking cyclists.               This is a great change, and we are very happy

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A safer cycling option

Winnipeg Free Press Editorial Published in the Winnipeg Free Press Friday April 26, 2013 It is entirely understandable that a cyclist in Winnipeg would choose to ride three feet — about a metre — from the curb, dodging refuse, rubble, potholes and crevices that tend to amass at the edges of streets. But the Highway Traffic Act requires cyclists to ride as close to

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Buffer zone for cyclists mulled

by Bruce Owen Winnipeg Free Press Published April 25, 2013 Province may require motorists to move over The province is looking at amending its traffic laws to specify how much space motorists must give cyclists when passing them on the street. Bike Winnipeg says the Highway Traffic Act is too vague and drivers should give cyclists at least one metre or pass them using

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Bike to the Future is now Bike Winnipeg — Logo Contest

Dear Bike to the Future members and supporters: After a lengthy series of discussions and a recommendation from a re branding expert, Bike to the Future’s Board of Directors has decided to change the public name of our organization to Bike Winnipeg and change our domain name to We will also be changing our logo. In making this change, we are following in

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Cyclists, cars, and cops don’t mix

By Gordon Sinclair Jr. From the Winnipeg Free Press published April 20, 2013 The cautionary tale of Cyril and Moe I suppose you could call this a cautionary tale. But it’s more than that. You might also call it an ugly example of the guerilla road war between motorists and cyclists that usually heats up with the spring weather. But it’s more than that,

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Bicycle Trade Association of Canada launches petition to remove tarrifs on bicycles

In the Federal budget released on March 21st, tariffs on some sporting goods (hockey equipment) were eliminated. Unfortunately, tariffs on bicycles have not been eliminated.  Instead as a result of the elimination of a preferential tariff rate on products from more than 70 countries, including China, tariffs on imported bicycles from these countries will in fact rise from 8% to 13%.  The Bicycle Trade Alliance

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BttF Submission on Green Prosperity Act

Charles Feaver, Bike to the Future’s provincial chair, has put together a thorough and thoughtful response to the Province of Manitoba’s call for feedback on their Green Prosperity Act consultation workbook. BttF’s submission makes clear that sustainability requires a commitment from government for communities designed to encourage cycling, with a cycling network that provides safe and convenient routes to all destinations.  Furthermore, we state

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Win Win Winnipeg

Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize recently wrote some thoughts about our new Pembina Hwy buffered bike lanes (cycletrack), snow clearing, how Winnipeg is faring compared to other cities, and more, Click here to read the full blog post.

City solicits input on Strategic Renewal and Action Plan. for Kilkona Park/Harbourview Recreatoin Complex

The City of Winnipeg has commissioned Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram Landscape Architecture to develop a Strategic Renewal and Action Plan to identify both short and long term implementation strategies for the Kilcona Park/Habrourview Recreation Complex in the city’s northeast corner. Bike to the Future is participating in this process as part of a stakeholders advisory group. A website has been developed to serve as

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