Buffered bike lanes on Pembina Highway ready for cyclists

Pembina Buffered Bicycle Lanes Schematic

CBC News – Posted: Jun 28, 2013 3:40 PM CT   Cyclists can now ride safely in Winnipeg’s first buffered bike lanes, which are now in place along one of the city’s busiest streets. The new bike lanes, which run along both sides of Pembina between Chevrier Boulevard and Plaza Drive, are marked by special polyposts that create a physical barrier between cyclists and

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New MPI Video Offers Motorists Advice on Sharing the Road with Cyclists

MPI has posted a new 60 second driver video that helps explain how motorists should behave in the presence of cyclists. It includes messaging to give at least one meter when passing cyclists, as well as messaging explaining this may require you to change the lane, something we see as a very positive step. As noted previously, this coincides with changes that MPI has

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New active transportation projects coming

Republished from the Sou’Wester Published June 12, 2013 By Jenny GerbasiFort rouge east fort garry city councillor Ward reportLately we are hearing a lot about the costly challenge of fixing our city’s infrastructure. In times like this, it is more important than ever to invest scarce resources in the areas that make sense in terms of cost/benefit and in how they affect our quality

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Join in the Countdown to 2013’s Bike to Work Day

Start the celebration early this year by joining in one of the new count down events leading up to Bike to Work Day!  Winnipeg’s 6th annual celebration of all things cycling is fast approaching, so register now to make sure you don’t miss any of the fantastic festivities celebrating Winnipeg’s cycling culture.  For each registrant, $0.25 will be donated to The WREnCH by Assiniboine

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Bike Winnipeg Welcomes Changes to Drivers Handbook

Bike Winnipeg is pleased that the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation has made changes to the Driver Handbook (see pages 72 to 75) to improve cyclist safety. In particular, we are pleased to see that the latest edition of the handbook includes clear instructions for motorists overtaking cyclists.               This is a great change, and we are very happy

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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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Buffer zone for cyclists mulled

by Bruce Owen Winnipeg Free Press Published April 25, 2013 Province may require motorists to move over The province is looking at amending its traffic laws to specify how much space motorists must give cyclists when passing them on the street. Bike Winnipeg says the Highway Traffic Act is too vague and drivers should give cyclists at least one metre or pass them using

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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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