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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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Bike study scrapped

By: Matt Preprost Originally published in The Times Published July 24, 2013 Local councillors and bike advocates are cycling different paths when it comes to building an active transportation network in northwest Winnipeg. Earlier this month, the city confirmed it was suspending a $400,000 consulting study to develop a strategy to build future bike and pedestrian paths in the city. Instead, the city says

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Cancellation of Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategy

The decision by the City to cancel the contract to develop a bicycle and pedestrian strategy undermines all the efforts to improve bicycling and pedestrian facilities in Winnipeg. Cutting the development of a strategy in favour of an ad hoc approach flies in the face of the City’s recently completed transportation plan. It’s like deciding to build a house and then firing the architect

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A safer cycling option

Winnipeg Free Press Editorial Published in the Winnipeg Free Press Friday April 26, 2013 It is entirely understandable that a cyclist in Winnipeg would choose to ride three feet — about a metre — from the curb, dodging refuse, rubble, potholes and crevices that tend to amass at the edges of streets. But the Highway Traffic Act requires cyclists to ride as close to

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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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Bicycle Trade Association of Canada launches petition to remove tarrifs on bicycles

In the Federal budget released on March 21st, tariffs on some sporting goods (hockey equipment) were eliminated. Unfortunately, tariffs on bicycles have not been eliminated.  Instead as a result of the elimination of a preferential tariff rate on products from more than 70 countries, including China, tariffs on imported bicycles from these countries will in fact rise from 8% to 13%.  The Bicycle Trade Alliance

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