Chief Peguis Trail West Extension Recommendations

Introduction Extension of the Chief Peguis Trail (CPT) from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard will be a major investment for the City of Winnipeg. It will be an important component of the City’s planned Inner Ring Road, as well as the northwestern segment of the cycling ring envisioned as part of the proposed bike network that has been based on the concept of a

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Winnipeg Bike Count 2016

Bike Winnipeg’s bike counts from 2007 to 2016 indicate that: On a typical weekday in mid to late spring, an estimated 6,000 cyclists commuted in and out of the downtown area of Winnipeg, and throughout the entire city about 12,600 cyclists commuted on a given day. The total number of individual commuter cyclists in the city would be higher, given that not every cyclist commutes

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CPR Yards Crossing Recommendations

With the Arlington Street Bridge scheduled to be taken out of service by 2020, the City of Winnipeg has commissioned a study to determine the best possible plan  to move people and goods safely and efficiently across the CPR Yards once the Arlington Street Bridge closes. Draft plans have been developed, with multiple options for reconstruction of the Arlington Street Bridge to be started

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Is Your Winnipeg Bike Route Blocked?

Are you having difficulty cycling on the bike lanes and bike paths in Winnipeg because of poor snow clearing? Please send us pictures & descriptions of bike routes blocked by snow to https://www.facebook.com/BikeWinnipeg or city@bikewinnipeg.ca .  We need your input ASAP to show the City and the media the extent of the problem. Be sure to send a copy to 311@winnipeg.ca. Let’s get these maintenance

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MPI says it can’t lead road safety in Manitoba

In their final argument at the hearing on 2014 rates, MPI representatives told the PUB that MPI’s role in road safety is jurisdictionally “limited” to research and education. This is very different language from the “leadership” language on road safety MPI touts in their coporate vision statement: “MPI will lead driver and vehicle safety initiatives that reduce risk and protect Manitobans, their streets and

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Win Win Winnipeg

Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize recently wrote some thoughts about our new Pembina Hwy buffered bike lanes (cycletrack), snow clearing, how Winnipeg is faring compared to other cities, and more, Click here to read the full blog post.

BttF Statement on City’s Rejection of Reduced Residential Speed Limit

On July 18, 2012, Winnipeg City Council asked staff for a report on reducing speed limits to 40 km/hr.  Last Friday, January 11th, the City of Winnipeg’s Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee considered a report on this motion from the City Administration recommending that the residential speed limit NOT be lowered to 40 km/h and concurred with its recommendation. Bike to the Future

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BttF’s presentation to the Public Utilities Board on Manitoba Public Insurance’s 2013-2014 rate application

Bike to the Future’s Co-Chair, Tom McMahon, appeared before the Manitoba Public Utilities Board (PUB) today to make a presentation on Manitoba Public Insurance’s (MPI) 2013-2014 rate application. The presentation pointed out many actions that MPI could take to increase the safety of cyclists on Manitoba roadways, and asked the PUB to tell MPI to improve and increase its public education for drivers and

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Ontario Coroner’s Cycling Death Review: “Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility”

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 Everyone’s Responsibility (PDF), 14 recommendations are listed in the “Consolidated List of Recommendations” (starting on page 28 of the

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