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

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

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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Lets Talk Winnipeg

Lets Talk Winnipeg

Let the City Know More Money is Needed for Pedestrian and Bike Network On November 30th, the City of Winnipeg rolled out its public engagement process for the 2016 Budget, Lets Talk Winnipeg.This is a great opportunity for people who bike to let the city know that we want to see a much larger investment into the implementation of the city’s pedestrian and cycling

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CPR Yards Crossing Recommendations

Bike Winnipeg's 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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Road Safety Update

In December, the Public Utilities Board again turned up the pressure on MPI to improve the effectiveness of its road safety programs. Bike Winnipeg participated in the annual hearing of MPI’s programs and rates, arguing that: Road safety should focus on reducing accidents that cause injuries and deaths, and MPI should develop road safety programs that effectively tell drivers how to steer around cyclists.

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Bike Winnipeg Reaction to Motion to Slash Funding

Motion to Slash Funding Ill Concieved

While professing to be advocates for those who want to walk or bike in our city, Councillors Browaty, Schreyer and Wyatt managed to pass a unanimous motion at yesterday’s special meeting of the East Kildonan – Transcona Community Committee to slash the budget for the City’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies by 84%, from $334 million to $55 million over 20 years. Their proposed budget

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Russ Wyatt’s Antics Nothing More Than Fear Mongering

Russ Wyatt claims the Pedestrian & Cycling Strategies are flawed because of a lack of consultations, alleging that advocacy groups like Bike Winnipeg have undue influence at city hall (we wish!). 3,000 People Engaged in Public Consultation Process Like the rest of the public, we first saw the completed strategies (and proposed cycling network) on May 1st. That’s not to say we and the

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Clarence Avenue Reconstruction Recommendations

A Once in 25 Years Opportunity to Improve Transportation Options The reconstruction of Clarence Avenue between Marshall Bay (West Leg) and Pembina Highway in 2015 offers an opportunity to make improvements to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure on what will be an important neighbourhood connection to the buffered bike lanes planned along Pembina Highway and the planned Clarence Transit Station and Park & Ride site

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Provencher Boulevard Parking Protected Bike Lanes

Stéphane Dorge with his bike on the Provencher Boulevard

On March 24 2015, former Bike Winnipeg director Stéphane Dorge (OSBRA Volunteer) presented his Provencher Boulevard Protected Bike Lane Project to the Old St. Boniface Residents’ Association (OSBRA). The project envisions a reinvigorated Provencher Boulevard that provides all users of the road safe, convenient and comfortable passage through Old St. Boniface whether they choose to walk, bike, bus, or drive. Stéphane’s plan would see

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