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Waverley Underpass Detours

For those who bike through the Waverley/Taylor intersection, be aware that the next phase of construction on the Waverley Underpass will be starting up soon, leading to a full closure of the intersection from Friday, September 29th at 5:30 pm until Monday, October 2nd at 6:00 am. Following that, access through the intersection will be via a new detour to the west that will

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Bike Winnipeg Seeking Bike Valet Project Manager

Bike Winnipeg is seeking a motivated and energetic individual to fill the role of Bike Valet Project Manager. The Manager is the leader of Bicycle Valet Winnipeg and the primary point of contact for event promoters, media, volunteers, and the public. The Manager is responsible for all aspects of the business, including drafting grant applications, recruiting and coordinating volunteers for events, and ensuring materials

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Celebrate Earth Day Carbon Free at Fort Whyte Alive

Bike out to FortWhyte Alive for a full day of family fun during their 2017 Earth Day celebration, with live entertainment, environmental workshops and exciting outdoor activities. Help celebrate the planet with lessons in sustainability, special programming at FortWhyte Farms and a chance to explore the site at no cost – admission is free all day! For a full list of activities, visit FortWhyte

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Bike Winnipeg 2016 AGM

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bike Winnipeg Saturday, April 22nd and learn about our accomplishments over the past year and of our plans to make cycling in Winnipeg a safer, more enjoyable, accessible and convenient in 2017. The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be followed by a presentation and panel discussion on the Arlington Bridge project and a proposal

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City Seeking Input on 2017 Walk/Bike Studies

The City of Winnipeg is seeking input on a number of Bike/Walk projects as part of their 2017 Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects Action Plan. A number of opportunities to provide feedback have been initiated, and we encourage you to review the material bing presented and provide your ideas on how to make these projects work best. Bike Winnipeg will be working with the study

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UMSU Hiring Bike Kiosk Coordinator

The University of Manitoba Students Union will be opening a brand new cycling facility at their Fort Garry Campus in the spring of 2017, and are looking to hire a bike kiosk coordinator to take on the task of opening and running this exciting new facility. Please take a look at the job description, share it on your networks, and pass it along to

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Winnipeg Transit Maintenance Garage Expansion Recommendations

Don’t Just Maintain a Faulty Status Quo – Improve Connectivity Winnipeg Transit will be expanding their vehicle overhaul and repair shop located at 421 Osborne Street beginning in 2017, with completion scheduled for 2019. As part of this expansion project, transit plans to build a new staff parking lot at the western end of Brandon Avenue, rerouting the existing bikeway connecting the Fort Rouge

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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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