Advocacy

Bikes; a tool for sustainable development

Bike Winnipeg has told Manitoba Government budget consultations to set aside the image of bicycles as toys for leisure, and think of them as tools for building a sustainable economy. We said: Spending on more and better roads is a vicious circle that leads to more cars on those roads, more miles driven, and more demand expensive improvements. Reliance on cars & trucks for

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Bike Winnipeg Supports Opening Portage & Main

At Bike Winnipeg, we believe that a vote to open Portage & Main is a vote towards the acceptance of alternative modes of transportation in our city. We believe it aligns with a shift from car-centric decision-making to a multi-modal approach to decision making, where walking, biking, transit, movement of goods, and driving a car are all considered. This shift in thinking is what

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CAA, BIKE WINNIPEG CALL FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

Final part in three-part series recommends ways to move Winnipeg forward as a world-class, winter city with accessible, safe roads and bike paths for all WINNIPEG, August 29, 2018 – Today, CAA Manitoba and Bike Winnipeg release their list of recommendations to improve the community ahead of the civic election. The recommendations focus mainly on road maintenance, safety, usability and design, grew out of

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WHAT ARE WINNIPEG’S WHEEL WORRIES AND WOES?

Part two of three-part series drills into the top safety concerns from both sides of the bike-car relationship. WINNIPEG, August 8, 2018 – Keeping a safe distance from one another is the top safety concern for cyclists and drivers alike, according to a Probe Research study conducted for CAA Manitoba and Bike Winnipeg. This, along with a host of other concerns, helps explain why

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Winnipeg Bike Count 2016

Bike Winnipeg’s bike counts from 2007 to 2016 indicate that: On a typical weekday in mid to late spring, an estimated 6,000 cyclists commuted in and out of the downtown area of Winnipeg, and throughout the entire city about 12,600 cyclists commuted on a given day. The total number of individual commuter cyclists in the city would be higher, given that not every cyclist commutes

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Winnipeg Road Safety Strategy

City Councillors have instructed staff to develop a road safety strategy that aligns with the principles of “Towards Zero”, i.e. the elimination of fatalities and serious injuries on our roads. Bike Winnipeg is delighted to see the City take a leadership role on road safety. For the past couple years, we have been asking Winnipeg and Manitoba to adopt this kind of approach, to make our

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BW calls for Health Assessment of all Government Expenditures

BW has recommended to the Government review of the Health Care System that all departments be required to produce health impact assessments for future policies and programs. The government must invest in programs and infrastructure that nudge Manitobans toward healthy outcomes, and refrain from investing in those which do the opposite. In particular, the Government should review the health impact of investments in transportation

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BW at PUB hearing of MPI plans for 2017

BW has been granted intervenor status in the MPI rate hearing before the Public Utilities Board this fall. We intend to argue that MPI should: • Allocate a larger budget to road safety in general • Create programs to change driver behaviours that are dangerous to cyclists • Do a better job of collecting, analysing, and acting on data about accidents which injure or

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MPI’s Two-Way Street Messaging

In recent years, Bike Winnipeg has expressed concern that MPI cyclist safety ad campaigns are not helpful. This spring, Bike Winnipeg has asked MPI to feature a message that teaches drivers how to behave around cyclists on the road, focusing on an issue that creates danger for cyclists. We requested that MPI not use the “two way street” message, because it does not teach

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