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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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Bike Friendly Business Network Launched

Our friends at the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ and Exchange District BIZ have launched a great new program that we wanted to let you know about.  The Bike Friendly Business Network recognizes that cyclists are important customers that benefit local businesses, and offers cyclists rewards for patronizing bike friendly businesses. Bikes Mean Business It turns out that all that money cyclists save on transportation when

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MPI & PUB refuse BW intervention on Road Safety

The Manitoba Public Utilities Board has refused Bike Winnipeg’s application for joint intervention with the Manitoba Consumers’ Association of Canada at the MPI hearing. Working with pro bono lawyer James Benson, a small group of Bike Winnipeg volunteers put a lot of time into preparing for the MPI hearing, which the PUB had indicated would include a significant focus on promoting safety on Manitoba roads.

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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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Missing link in connection to Birds Hill Park

By Dan Falloon Originally published in the Herald July 31, 2013 The Province of Manitoba has plans to get people in motion over the Perimeter Highway. The province showed off three options for an active transportation overpass of PTH 101 near Raleigh Street at an open house in June. Its preferred plan is to build the overpass 270 metres west of Raleigh, which has

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