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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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Supporting Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan

On Wednesday, September 12th, Bike Winnipeg was pleased to offer our support for the adoption of Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan in a presentation before the city’s Executive Policy Committee. Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan Begins Process to Reduce GHG Emissions As a stakeholder in the Climate Action Plan development process, Bike Winnipeg is pleased to offer our support for adoption of the Winnipeg Climate Action

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Precinct G Plan Moving Toward Public Hearings

Plans for the development of Precinct G along the city’s northern boundary are moving toward public hearings. On Tuesday, September 4th, the draft Master Plan for Precinct G came before the Standing Policy Committee on Property & Development, Heritage and Downtown Development. This begins a process that will see the plan move towards public hearings and possible council approval, allowing development to begin. 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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CYCLING BECOMING MORE MAINSTREAM: CAA, BIKE WINNIPEG SURVEY

First of three-part series focuses on Winnipeggers’ appetite to bike & obstacles preventing use to commute WINNIPEG, July 24, 2018 – CAA Manitoba and Bike Winnipeg have partnered on a survey, conducted by Probe Research, to delve deep into the problems and the potential regarding Winnipeggers cycling to get around town. The surprising results reveal that not only is cycling becoming more mainstream in

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Construction of Garry Street Bike Lane in 2018

Construction of a new, two-way protected bike lane along Garry Street with connections to the Exchange District on Notre Dame Avenue, Princess Street, and Arthur Street is underway and is expected to be complete in 2019. When complete, the new protected bike lane will provide a safe link from the Assiniboine Avenue cycle track to the Exchange District. The two-way bike lane will be physically separated

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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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