BW calls for Health Assessment of all Government Expenditures

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BW has recommended to the Government review of the Health Care System that all departments be required to produce health impact assessments for future policies and programs. The government must invest in programs and infrastructure that nudge Manitobans toward healthy outcomes, and refrain from investing in those which do the opposite. In particular, the Government should review the health impact of investments in transportation

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BW at PUB hearing of MPI plans for 2017

BW has been granted intervenor status in the MPI rate hearing before the Public Utilities Board this fall. We intend to argue that MPI should: • Allocate a larger budget to road safety in general • Create programs to change driver behaviours that are dangerous to cyclists • Do a better job of collecting, analysing, and acting on data about accidents which injure or

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Pembina Highway Rehab Recommendations

Pembina Highway Rehabilitation

The City of Winnipeg will be rehabilitating a segment of Pembina Highway between Confusion Corner and Grant Avenue in the coming years, which will allow for the addition of buffered bike lanes along with the rehabilitation of travel lanes and sidewalks. We see this as a positive step that will benefit all users of Pembina Highway, especially those of us who ride (or would

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MPI’s Two-Way Street Messaging

MPI's 2014 + 15 bus ad

In recent years, Bike Winnipeg has expressed concern that MPI cyclist safety ad campaigns are not helpful. This spring, Bike Winnipeg has asked MPI to feature a message that teaches drivers how to behave around cyclists on the road, focusing on an issue that creates danger for cyclists. We requested that MPI not use the “two way street” message, because it does not teach

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West Alexander Ped/Bike Corridor Engagement Events

West Alexander Bike/Ped Corridor Engagement Events

In September 2015, the City of Winnipeg initiated a public engagement process to receive input on the West Alexander Pedestrian and Cycling Corridor. Feedback received during this process has been incorporated into the design options for an east-west pedestrian and cycling connection through the West Alexander neighbourhood. Visit one of two pop-up engagement events (or online) to view the options that have been designed

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One metre safe passing amendment

MLA Dave Gaudreau is introducing a private members’ bill for second reading today in the legislature to define safe passing distance as one metre when passing a bicycle. Bike Winnipeg sent him the following letter of support.  You can support him by sending email to stnorbert1@yourmanitoba.ca explaining why safe passing distance is important to you. Bike Winnipeg strongly supports your private member’s bill that would

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Winter Bike to Work Day 2016

Winter Bike to Work Day 2016

The 4th Annual International Winter Bike to Work Day will be taking place this Friday February 12th. People in cities all over the world are committing to ride this Friday in a celebration of winter cycling. Have you committed to ride on Friday? Winter Bike to Work Day is a chance to celebrate the joys of riding through winter, and to think about what

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Priorities for Cycling Infrastructure

Edmonton's First Bike Box

Bike Winnipeg sent a letter to Mayor and Council this week recommending priorities for cycling infrastructure in the upcoming budget: Based on our experience riding on Winnipeg streets, and talking to many of the people who ride with us, we believe that the City will get the best return on investment by concentrating initial cycling infrastructure investments in: Creating a network of high-quality protected

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2015 Winnipeg Bicycle Counts Report

Cyclists use the divided bike lane on Sherbrook in Winnipeg on Friday, June 26, 2015. Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press

We are happy to release the 2015 Winnipeg Bicycle Counts Report, which provides a summary of the 86 counts conducted at 25 sites across Winnipeg in the spring of 2015. There is strong evidence that even the limited construction of new cycling infrastructure that has occurred since 2009 has had a positive impact on the numbers of cyclists in Winnipeg. This year’s bike counts

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