Excellent video that illustrates the safety concerns of cyclists using the road, and how the bicyclist’s position on the roadway can dramatically increase or decrease the most common crash types. Designed for training traffic police officers. Law Enforcement: Understanding Cyclists’ Position on the Roadway from CyclingSavvy on Vimeo.
Bike Winnipeg has responded to Councillor Browaty telling him that, if it looks like most people who ride bikes in Winnipeg during the winter are hard core cyclists, this is a consequence of the lack of snow clearing on bike routes. Many patches of ice and mounds of snow in critical places on the bike lanes create unsafe conditions for anyone but the strongest
Bike Winnipeg has told Manitoba Government budget consultations to set aside the image of bicycles as toys for leisure, and think of them as tools for building a sustainable economy. We said: Spending on more and better roads is a vicious circle that leads to more cars on those roads, more miles driven, and more demand expensive improvements. Reliance on cars & trucks for
2018 Bike Winnipeg memberships are now available. Join the cyclists who help finance lobbying for safer cycling in Winnipeg.
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In 2018, buffered bike lanes will be built on Chevrier Boulevard from Waverley Street to Pembina Highway. This will also include construction of a multi-use path on the east side of Waverley Street from Chevrier Boulevard to McGillivray Boulevard. The Chevrier Walk Bike Project will connect residents and businesses to the future Southwest Transitway Chevrier station and pathway. The western extent of the cycling
The City is exploring the feasibility of adjustable bike lane curbs. Winnipeg is running a nine-month trial of adjustable bike lane curbs on existing bike lanes. The trial will include testing installation methods, monitoring maintenance including snow clearing and spring clean-up, and comfort level of users. These adjustable bike lane curbs will allow the City to install protected bike lanes, while still being able
McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue provide important east-west connections between Waterfront Drive and Sherbrook Street. This project will improve the existing painted bike lanes to protected lanes so that that they are comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. Construction is expected to being in early summer of one-way protected bike lanes on both McDermot Avenue and Bannatyne Avenue between Waterfront Drive
One of the fall outs of the vehicles for hire issue at City Hall is that council decided to allow taxis in diamond lanes as part of a one year pilot program. We submitted the following paper in opposition to this move. Submission in Opposition to Diamond Lane Amendments (December 12, 2017)
The pedestrian and cycling improvements that will be built as part of this project include: A north – south pedestrian & cycling underpass crossing of Fermor Avenue in line with Des Meurons Street to the north; Extension and widening of the existing private pedestrian and cycling pathway between Appleton Estates and the Seine River to connect the underpass crossing to Niakwa Road; Direct connections
Construction of a new, two-way protected bike lane along Garry Street with connections to the Exchange District on Notre Dame Avenue, Princess Street, and Arthur Street is underway and is expected to be complete in 2019. When complete, the new protected bike lane will provide a safe link from the Assiniboine Avenue cycle track to the Exchange District. The two-way bike lane will be physically separated