BttF’s Submission on the 2013 Provincial Budget

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

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Trivia one

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

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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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Reduced Speeds on Residential Streets

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

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2012 Annual General Meeting and Achievements Celebration

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

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Charleswood Transportation Study — active transportation concerns

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

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Mark Cohoe is BttF’s first Executive Director

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

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Manitoba Public Insurance — statistical information of bicycle-related injuries

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.