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
Although the city has made considerable effort to increase funding for the pedestrian and cycling networks, forecast spending remains too low to complete the basic pedestrian and cycling networks within the 20 year time frame called for in the Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies. The current budget of $5.4 million/year amounts to less than 40% of the $14 million/year recommended in the Pedestrian and Cycling
Introduction Extension of the Chief Peguis Trail (CPT) from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard will be a major investment for the City of Winnipeg. It will be an important component of the City’s planned Inner Ring Road, as well as the northwestern segment of the cycling ring envisioned as part of the proposed bike network that has been based on the concept of a
Bike Winnipeg’s bike counts from 2007 to 2016 indicate that: On a typical weekday in mid to late spring, an estimated 6,000 cyclists commuted in and out of the downtown area of Winnipeg, and throughout the entire city about 12,600 cyclists commuted on a given day. The total number of individual commuter cyclists in the city would be higher, given that not every cyclist commutes
With the Arlington Street Bridge scheduled to be taken out of service by 2020, the City of Winnipeg has commissioned a study to determine the best possible plan to move people and goods safely and efficiently across the CPR Yards once the Arlington Street Bridge closes. Draft plans have been developed, with multiple options for reconstruction of the Arlington Street Bridge to be started
The Manitoba Cycling Association (MCA) has produced an entertaining video on cycling in traffic – share it with friends … help them be safer cyclists. It’s fun to watch, and it’s a chance to brush up on defensive riding.
Are you having difficulty cycling on the bike lanes and bike paths in Winnipeg because of poor snow clearing? Please send us pictures & descriptions of bike routes blocked by snow to https://www.facebook.com/BikeWinnipeg or firstname.lastname@example.org . We need your input ASAP to show the City and the media the extent of the problem. Be sure to send a copy to email@example.com. Let’s get these maintenance
In their final argument at the hearing on 2014 rates, MPI representatives told the PUB that MPI’s role in road safety is jurisdictionally “limited” to research and education. This is very different language from the “leadership” language on road safety MPI touts in their coporate vision statement: “MPI will lead driver and vehicle safety initiatives that reduce risk and protect Manitobans, their streets and
Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize recently wrote some thoughts about our new Pembina Hwy buffered bike lanes (cycletrack), snow clearing, how Winnipeg is faring compared to other cities, and more, Click here to read the full blog post.
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