Advocacy

What winning candidates said

We interviewed as many candidates as we could before the Winnipeg election. The winners among them offered good ideas: Brian Bowman; “An equal priority for each mode of transportation” Jenny Gerbasi;  “It started on bike to work day when I got on a bike…  This is one of the issues I feel really passionate about…” Brian Mayes: “I think it’s time to focus on

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Many candidates agree with cyclists on needs

In a quick survey last week, Bike Winnipeg found that many Winnipeg civic candidates and cyclists agree that the City’s infrastructure should encourage cycling as a year-around alternative to travelling by car. The survey was distributed by e-mail to all candidates and to over 1,000 cyclists. 34 of 66 candidates responded, as did over 300 cyclists. The views of these candidates closely reflected 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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MPI says it can’t lead road safety in Manitoba

In their final argument at the hearing on 2014 rates, MPI representatives told the PUB that MPI’s role in road safety is jurisdictionally “limited” to research and education. This is very different language from the “leadership” language on road safety MPI touts in their coporate vision statement: “MPI will lead driver and vehicle safety initiatives that reduce risk and protect Manitobans, their streets and

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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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MPI & PUB refuse BW intervention on Road Safety

The Manitoba Public Utilities Board has refused Bike Winnipeg’s application for joint intervention with the Manitoba Consumers’ Association of Canada at the MPI hearing. Working with pro bono lawyer James Benson, a small group of Bike Winnipeg volunteers put a lot of time into preparing for the MPI hearing, which the PUB had indicated would include a significant focus on promoting safety on Manitoba roads.

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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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