Bike to the Future calls on the Government of Manitoba to break out of the pattern of increasing motor vehicle dependency by reallocating its transportation expenditures in urban areas to support active transportation, so as to and achieve: Environmental sustainability, Improved public health, Lower long costs to taxpayers in the long term, and Better quality of life Now is the time to change transportation
A bit of trivia cribbed from elswhere A cyclist can travel 1,037km (644 miles) on the energy equivalent of one litre of gasoline. In 1949, 34 per cent of all mechanized journeys were made by bicycle. Fifty years later that figure had fallen to 2 per cent. [This post has been added under the “Trivia” category. As such it will appear in the third
BttF held a Planning Session (for 2013 priorities) on December 18. Agenda & Minutes If you’re interested in helping us work towards achieving our 2013 priorities, please contact us.
Here is the Government of Manitoba’s new Active Transportation website.
Bike to the Future has written to the Mayor, all City Councillors, and senior City transportation staff about the City’s consideration of a reduction of speed limits on residential streets. The Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works will be discussing a motion in late January. We enthusiastically welcome this news, and we strongly recommend that the City set a 30KPH speed
All Bike to the Future members and supporters are invited to attend our 2012 Annual General Meeting & Achievements Celebration on Tuesday November 20 from 5:30 to 6:00 at the Sport for Life Centre. Bikes can be parked inside the building in a locked room that is beside the main doors and in direct view of the security desk. Our November Monthly meeting will commence
October 26 update Mark has submitted a recommendations report to the Charleswood Transportation Study. BttF’s Charleswood Transportation Study submission (PDF, 13-pages, many diagrams/maps/images) October 16 update Mark has written a letter to the Winnipeg Free Press: ~~~~~ Proposal to Widen Shaftesbury Ignores City Policy on Active Transportation The recently publicized proposal to widen Shaftesbury Boulevard from two lanes to four misses a seemingly obvious
Bike to the Future’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mark Cohoe has been selected as BttF’s first Executive Director. Mark has a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Manitoba, and he brings significant bicycling advocacy knowledge and experience to this position. He served on BttF’s Board from November 2007 to September 2012, most notably as City Committee Director. He
Bike to the Future has been communicating with Manitoba Public Insurance about statistical information of bicycle-related injuries. Initially, it was a request for information. BttF has written to MPI’s CEO about the importance of this info, and we’ve asked to meet with them to discuss it. Our letter to MPI is posted on our BttF Publications page under 2012, Province, dated September 28.
Ontario Coroner’s Cycling Death Review: “Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility” posted at September 25, 2012 01:45 (3 months ago) September 19 update: Lower residential speed limits, Ontario coroner urges — The Globe and Mail Original June 19 item: Ontario’s Coroner has released a report that reviews all accidental cycling deaths in that province between 2006 and 2010. Entitled Cycling Death Review: Road Safety is