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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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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.

BttF’s presentation to the Public Utilities Board on Manitoba Public Insurance’s 2013-2014 rate application

Bike to the Future’s Co-Chair, Tom McMahon, appeared before the Manitoba Public Utilities Board (PUB) today to make a presentation on Manitoba Public Insurance’s (MPI) 2013-2014 rate application. The presentation pointed out many actions that MPI could take to increase the safety of cyclists on Manitoba roadways, and asked the PUB to tell MPI to improve and increase its public education for drivers and

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Ontario Coroner’s Cycling Death Review: “Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility”

September 19 update: Lower residential speed limits, Ontario coroner urges – The Globe and Mail Original June 19 item: Ontario’s Coroner has released a report that reviews all accidental cycling deaths in that province between 2006 and 2010. Entitled Cycling Death Review: Road Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility (PDF), 14 recommendations are listed in the “Consolidated List of Recommendations” (starting on page 28 of the

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Bike to Work Day’s Pit Stops … Group Ride … MPI’s pledge to The WRENCH

When you visit a Bike to Work Day Pit Stop, you will be hosted by a community group who will offer free snacks and refreshments (while supplies last), which you can enjoy while they pump your tires or lube your chain. Each Pit Stop is unique, and some feature prize giveaways or live entertainment. Plan your route on Bike to Work Day to stop by a

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Cyclists’ Bill of Rights

At our June 2012 Monthly Meeting, Bike to the Future approved a Cyclists’ Bill of Rights. Thanks to all the volunteers who collaborated for many hours to produce this document. Cyclists’ Bill of Rights Whereas cycling is in the public interest because it promotes fitness and reduces health care costs; it reduces congestion on the roads; it reduces emissions into the environment; and cycling

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