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
Bike Winnipeg invites you to attend one of two public information sessions exploring the potential for a Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge over the Red River connecting Scotia Street (near Rupertsland) to Kildonan Drive (Bronx Pl.). The City of Winnipeg’s Pedestrian & Cycling Strategy calls for a dense, connected bicycle network to be developed over the next 20 years that will provide direct routes to key destinations.
The City of Winnipeg will be rehabilitating a segment of Pembina Highway between Confusion Corner and Grant Avenue in the coming years, which will allow for the addition of buffered bike lanes along with the rehabilitation of travel lanes and sidewalks. We see this as a positive step that will benefit all users of Pembina Highway, especially those of us who ride (or would
In recent years, Bike Winnipeg has expressed concern that MPI cyclist safety ad campaigns are not helpful. This spring, Bike Winnipeg has asked MPI to feature a message that teaches drivers how to behave around cyclists on the road, focusing on an issue that creates danger for cyclists. We requested that MPI not use the “two way street” message, because it does not teach
In September 2015, the City of Winnipeg initiated a public engagement process to receive input on the West Alexander Pedestrian and Cycling Corridor. Feedback received during this process has been incorporated into the design options for an east-west pedestrian and cycling connection through the West Alexander neighbourhood. Visit one of two pop-up engagement events (or online) to view the options that have been designed
MLA Dave Gaudreau is introducing a private members’ bill for second reading today in the legislature to define safe passing distance as one metre when passing a bicycle. Bike Winnipeg sent him the following letter of support. You can support him by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why safe passing distance is important to you. Bike Winnipeg strongly supports your private member’s bill that would
The 4th Annual International Winter Bike to Work Day will be taking place this Friday February 12th. People in cities all over the world are committing to ride this Friday in a celebration of winter cycling. Have you committed to ride on Friday? Winter Bike to Work Day is a chance to celebrate the joys of riding through winter, and to think about what
Bike Winnipeg sent a letter to Mayor and Council this week recommending priorities for cycling infrastructure in the upcoming budget: Based on our experience riding on Winnipeg streets, and talking to many of the people who ride with us, we believe that the City will get the best return on investment by concentrating initial cycling infrastructure investments in: Creating a network of high-quality protected
We are happy to release the 2015 Winnipeg Bicycle Counts Report, which provides a summary of the 86 counts conducted at 25 sites across Winnipeg in the spring of 2015. There is strong evidence that even the limited construction of new cycling infrastructure that has occurred since 2009 has had a positive impact on the numbers of cyclists in Winnipeg. This year’s bike counts
In December, the Public Utilities Board again turned up the pressure on MPI to improve the effectiveness of its road safety programs. Bike Winnipeg participated in the annual hearing of MPI’s programs and rates, arguing that: Road safety should focus on reducing accidents that cause injuries and deaths, and MPI should develop road safety programs that effectively tell drivers how to steer around cyclists.