Last fall, Bike to the Future made a significant effort to put forward a solid presentation on road safety and cycling at MPI’s general rate hearing at the PUB. MPI’s vision statement, as filed at the hearing included: “7. Manitoba Public Insurance will lead driver and vehicle safety initiatives that reduce risk and protect Manitobans, their streets and their neighbourhoods. Manitobans will recognize the
Bike to the Future calls on the Government of Manitoba to break out of the pattern of increasing motor vehicle dependency by reallocating its transportation expenditures in urban areas to support active transportation, so as to and achieve: Environmental sustainability, Improved public health, Lower long costs to taxpayers in the long term, and Better quality of life Now is the time to change transportation
On July 18, 2012, Winnipeg City Council asked staff for a report on reducing speed limits to 40 km/hr. Last Friday, January 11th, the City of Winnipeg’s Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee considered a report on this motion from the City Administration recommending that the residential speed limit NOT be lowered to 40 km/h and concurred with its recommendation. Bike to the Future
BttF held a Planning Session (for 2013 priorities) on December 18. Agenda & Minutes If you’re interested in helping us work towards achieving our 2013 priorities, please contact us.
Here is the Government of Manitoba’s new Active Transportation website.
Bike to the Future has written to the Mayor, all City Councillors, and senior City transportation staff about the City’s consideration of a reduction of speed limits on residential streets. The Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works will be discussing a motion in late January. We enthusiastically welcome this news, and we strongly recommend that the City set a 30KPH speed
Public Open House – MB Capital Region Transportation Master Plan posted at December 14, 2012 15:39 (24 days ago) Wednesday, January 09, 04:30 PM City Hall Mayor’s Foyer, 510 Main St. What’s happening? The Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region (PMCR) is pleased to announce the initiation of Manitoba’s Capital Region: Transportation Master Plan. This process will result in a “road map” to guide
Webinar: Connecting With Public Health Professionals On Bike/Ped Issues posted at November 27, 2009 20:34 (over 3 years ago) Wednesday, December 16, 02:00 PM Eco-Centre — 3rd floor, 303 Portage Avenue at Donald Street 2:00 to 3:00 PM This policy-oriented webinar is presented by Health in Common in partnership with Resource Conservation Manitoba’s Active and Safe Routes to School program. It will demonstrate the
Doing a wheely good thing for kids posted at December 18, 2012 10:26 (20 days ago) December 17, 2012 Geoff Kirbyson Winnipeg Free Press Volunteers fix up bikes for needy children Have tool kit, will travel. Bike mechanics from around the city descended upon the Atomic Centre on Logan Avenue over the weekend for a 24-hour blitz of fixing flat tires, lubing up chains
Ontario Coroner’s Cycling Death Review: “Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility” posted at September 25, 2012 01:45 (3 months ago) September 19 update: Lower residential speed limits, Ontario coroner urges — The Globe and Mail Original June 19 item: Ontario’s Coroner has released a report that reviews all accidental cycling deaths in that province between 2006 and 2010. Entitled Cycling Death Review: Road Safety is