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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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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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Bike Winnnipeg’s Ongoing Fight for Road Safety

Bike Winnipeg has been working on many fronts to ensure Manitoba drivers get the right information about how to maneuver near cyclists on the road. We are currently struggling to play a stronger role in the Public Utilities Board (PUB) review of MPI’s services and rates.  We are collaborating with the Consumers’ Association of Manitoba to bring up issues that are important not just

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Disraeli pedestrian bridge delayed due to long winter

Published August 15, 2013 Winnipeg Free Press Author: Staff Writer Was to open in July; now slated for mid-September A long winter has delayed the construction of the Disraeli pedestrian bridge. A civic spokeswoman confirmed that the opening date for the pedestrian bridge, formally known as the Disraeli Active Transportation bridge, was pushed back from the end of July to mid-September. The change was

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Join Bike Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Arts Council during Ciclovia for ArtRide

Join the Winnipeg Arts Council and Bike Winnipeg during Ciclovia for ArtRide, a cycling tour of downtown’s public artworks. This exciting event will be great for art loving cyclists! Hit some of Winnipeg’s most iconic and inspiring works of public art on your bike, learn about these unique pieces and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors! When: Sunday, September 8 Start time: 3pm Start location:

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Bike study scrapped

By: Matt Preprost Originally published in The Times Published July 24, 2013 Local councillors and bike advocates are cycling different paths when it comes to building an active transportation network in northwest Winnipeg. Earlier this month, the city confirmed it was suspending a $400,000 consulting study to develop a strategy to build future bike and pedestrian paths in the city. Instead, the city says

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