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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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City solicits input on Strategic Renewal and Action Plan. for Kilkona Park/Harbourview Recreatoin Complex

The City of Winnipeg has commissioned Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram Landscape Architecture to develop a Strategic Renewal and Action Plan to identify both short and long term implementation strategies for the Kilcona Park/Habrourview Recreation Complex in the city’s northeast corner. Bike to the Future is participating in this process as part of a stakeholders advisory group. A website has been developed to serve as

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MPI delays process to improve road safety

Last fall, Bike to the Future made a significant effort to put forward a solid presentation on road safety and cycling at MPI’s general rate hearing at the PUB. MPI’s vision statement, as filed at the hearing included: “7. Manitoba Public Insurance will lead driver and vehicle safety initiatives that reduce risk and protect Manitobans, their streets and their neighbourhoods. Manitobans will recognize the

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