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
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 email@example.com explaining why safe passing distance is important to you. Bike Winnipeg strongly supports your private member’s bill that would
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.
The Manitoba Public Utilities Board has refused Bike Winnipeg’s application for joint intervention with the Manitoba Consumers’ Association of Canada at the MPI hearing. Working with pro bono lawyer James Benson, a small group of Bike Winnipeg volunteers put a lot of time into preparing for the MPI hearing, which the PUB had indicated would include a significant focus on promoting safety on Manitoba roads.
Here is the Government of Manitoba’s new Active Transportation website.