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McPhillips Greenway Takes First Steps

It was our great pleasure to speak before the City of Winnipeg’s Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee this morning in favour of Old Kildonan Councillor Devi Sharma’s motion to have the city look into the feasibility of a bicycle and pedestrian pathway along a Manitoba Hydro right of way just west of McPhillips Street. We received positive feedback from all members of the

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Polo Park Infrastructure Improvements – A Missed Opportunity

The second open house for the Polo Park Infrastructure Improvements project will take place in the Center Court of the Polo Park Shopping Centre on Thursday May 8th. A detailed design has been completed and a construction staging plan developed. Bike Winnipeg is concerned that the plans moving forward fail to address the vision being put forth in the pedestrian and cycling strategies –

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One Metre Rule

January2, 2014 By Bruce Owen Winnipeg Free Press MPI told to reinforce message to drivers, cyclists It doesn’t feel like bicycling weather now, but in a few months, thousands of cyclists will take to Winnipeg streets and resume the annual jostling between bicycles and vehicles. In a recent decision, the Public Utilities Board recommended Manitoba Public Insurance “reinforce” the message of a one-metre passing

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Setting the Stage for the 2014 City of Winnipeg Budget

As we get closer to 2014, planning for the 2014 City of Winnipeg budget is well under way. Bike Winnipeg continues to advocate for an increased emphasis on cycling infrastructure and programming in the city’s capital and operational budgets, and hopes that our written submission to the 2014 City of Winnipeg budget consultation process will be taken to heart as the budgets are finalized

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Riding on federal coattails has to stop

Winnipeg cyclists, like Winnipeggers in general, can sometimes be too negative about their city. They feel Winnipeg is falling behind other parts of Canada, let alone other countries, in the worldwide movement to promote cycling and all forms of human-powered transportation. It turns out, however, we haven’t been waiting for the perfect conditions or government programs to start changing, as I found out when

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Traffic bylaw Amendment – Parade Permits

Update – The Winnipeg Police Service has removed the proposed amendment from tomorrow’s EPC agenda. An information session is scheduled for 7pm tonight at Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse (91 Albert Street). Bike Winnipeg shares the concern expressed by many in Winnipeg’s cycling community that a proposed amendment to the City of Winnipeg’s traffic by-law 1573/77 seeking to include cyclists within the scope of the

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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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