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City’s plan for active transport revived

by Bartley Kives Winnipeg Free Press THE City of Winnipeg has revived a bike-and-pedestrian strategy the cancellation of which earlier this summer sparked an outcry from cycling activists. In July, Winnipeg’s public works department nixed a plan to spend $400,000 on an active-transportation master plan that would have been prepared by Vancouver consulting firm Urban Systems. The plan, initiated in the wake of a

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Bike Winnnipeg’s Ongoing Fight for Road Safety

Bike Winnipeg has been working on many fronts to ensure Manitoba drivers get the right information about how to maneuver near cyclists on the road. We are currently struggling to play a stronger role in the Public Utilities Board (PUB) review of MPI’s services and rates.  We are collaborating with the Consumers’ Association of Manitoba to bring up issues that are important not just

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Disraeli pedestrian bridge delayed due to long winter

Published August 15, 2013 Winnipeg Free Press Author: Staff Writer Was to open in July; now slated for mid-September A long winter has delayed the construction of the Disraeli pedestrian bridge. A civic spokeswoman confirmed that the opening date for the pedestrian bridge, formally known as the Disraeli Active Transportation bridge, was pushed back from the end of July to mid-September. The change was

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Join Bike Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Arts Council during Ciclovia for ArtRide

Join the Winnipeg Arts Council and Bike Winnipeg during Ciclovia for ArtRide, a cycling tour of downtown’s public artworks. This exciting event will be great for art loving cyclists! Hit some of Winnipeg’s most iconic and inspiring works of public art on your bike, learn about these unique pieces and enjoy a beautiful day outdoors! When: Sunday, September 8 Start time: 3pm Start location:

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Bike study scrapped

By: Matt Preprost Originally published in The Times Published July 24, 2013 Local councillors and bike advocates are cycling different paths when it comes to building an active transportation network in northwest Winnipeg. Earlier this month, the city confirmed it was suspending a $400,000 consulting study to develop a strategy to build future bike and pedestrian paths in the city. Instead, the city says

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Cancellation of Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategy

The decision by the City to cancel the contract to develop a bicycle and pedestrian strategy undermines all the efforts to improve bicycling and pedestrian facilities in Winnipeg. Cutting the development of a strategy in favour of an ad hoc approach flies in the face of the City’s recently completed transportation plan. It’s like deciding to build a house and then firing the architect

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Buffered bike lanes on Pembina Highway ready for cyclists

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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