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New active transportation projects coming

Republished from the Sou’Wester Published June 12, 2013 By Jenny GerbasiFort rouge east fort garry city councillor Ward reportLately we are hearing a lot about the costly challenge of fixing our city’s infrastructure. In times like this, it is more important than ever to invest scarce resources in the areas that make sense in terms of cost/benefit and in how they affect our quality

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Join in the Countdown to 2013’s Bike to Work Day

Start the celebration early this year by joining in one of the new count down events leading up to Bike to Work Day!  Winnipeg’s 6th annual celebration of all things cycling is fast approaching, so register now to make sure you don’t miss any of the fantastic festivities celebrating Winnipeg’s cycling culture.  For each registrant, $0.25 will be donated to The WREnCH by Assiniboine

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Bike Winnipeg Welcomes Changes to Drivers Handbook

Bike Winnipeg is pleased that the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation has made changes to the Driver Handbook (see pages 72 to 75) to improve cyclist safety. In particular, we are pleased to see that the latest edition of the handbook includes clear instructions for motorists overtaking cyclists.               This is a great change, and we are very happy

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Buffer zone for cyclists mulled

by Bruce Owen Winnipeg Free Press Published April 25, 2013 Province may require motorists to move over The province is looking at amending its traffic laws to specify how much space motorists must give cyclists when passing them on the street. Bike Winnipeg says the Highway Traffic Act is too vague and drivers should give cyclists at least one metre or pass them using

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Bike to the Future is now Bike Winnipeg — Logo Contest

Dear Bike to the Future members and supporters: After a lengthy series of discussions and a recommendation from a re branding expert, Bike to the Future’s Board of Directors has decided to change the public name of our organization to Bike Winnipeg and change our domain name to bikewinnipeg.ca. We will also be changing our logo. In making this change, we are following in

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Cyclists, cars, and cops don’t mix

By Gordon Sinclair Jr. From the Winnipeg Free Press published April 20, 2013 The cautionary tale of Cyril and Moe I suppose you could call this a cautionary tale. But it’s more than that. You might also call it an ugly example of the guerilla road war between motorists and cyclists that usually heats up with the spring weather. But it’s more than that,

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MPI delays process to improve road safety

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

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Reduced Speeds on Residential Streets

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

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2012 Annual General Meeting and Achievements Celebration

All Bike to the Future members and supporters are invited to attend our 2012 Annual General Meeting & Achievements Celebration on Tuesday November 20 from 5:30 to 6:00 at the Sport for Life Centre. Bikes can be parked inside the building in a locked room that is beside the main doors and in direct view of the security desk. Our November Monthly meeting will commence

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