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From: Terry Zdan <tjzdan50(a)gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:14:52 -0500
Subject: Re: [At-network] Pedestrian realm: event today + Millenium library
to get sidewalks
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On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 10:47 AM, Anders Swanson <andersswanson(a)gmail.com>wrote:
> [Apologies for the late notice on the former - I just found out about it
> myself. The latter is a big deal esp. if you are familiar with/live
> downtown and/or know the long history of this. - Anders]
> Event Today!
> *Public Lecture*
> *The Political Drifts of Winter Pedestrianism: Exploring Walking Safety
> in a Northern Climate**, *by Gina Sylvestre (Department of Geography,
> University of Winnipeg) Lecture takes place on October 30, 2013,
> 12:30-1:20 pm in 5L24 Lockhart Hall. Refreshments will be provided.
> Millennium Library getting sidewalks
> Sidewalks are coming to the downtown Millennium Library.
> Public works staff said today that a sidewalk will be constructed on the
> Donald Street side in 2014, with a sidewalk along the Smith Street side
> likely in 2015.
> Pedestrians going south either cross the street or risk walking along the
> road.There are no sidewalks on either side of the library building south to
> the corner at St. Mary Avenue.
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[Apologies for the late notice on the former - I just found out about it
myself. The latter is a big deal esp. if you are familiar with/live
downtown and/or know the long history of this. - Anders]
*The Political Drifts of Winter Pedestrianism: Exploring Walking Safety in
a Northern Climate**, *by Gina Sylvestre (Department of Geography,
University of Winnipeg) Lecture takes place on October 30, 2013, 12:30-1:20
pm in 5L24 Lockhart Hall. Refreshments will be provided.
Millennium Library getting sidewalks
Sidewalks are coming to the downtown Millennium Library.
Public works staff said today that a sidewalk will be constructed on the
Donald Street side in 2014, with a sidewalk along the Smith Street side
likely in 2015.
Pedestrians going south either cross the street or risk walking along the
road.There are no sidewalks on either side of the library building south to
the corner at St. Mary Avenue.
*[ This is brand new (released October 2013) and possibly very helpful.
Figured I would pass it on,I have never seen anything quite like it: a
candy jar of available tools with rough costs. Very readable and clear.
Lays it all out. Note that it is an American publication (so for linear
facilities, things are quoted per mile; divide costs by 0.62 to get a per
km cost). Kudos to Susanne for sharing. - Anders ]*
*Costs for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Infrastructure Improvements
A Resource for Researchers, Engineers, Planners, and the General
If you have 15 minutes to watch, this is an excellent talk by Janette
Sadik-Khan, Department of Transportation (DOT) Commission for NYC. While
the phrase complete street is not mentioned, it's exactly what she's
talking about -- public space, convenient, attractive and safe space for
all users, benefits to businesses, and how to use temporary materials to
get things done quickly and in a less threatening way to reduce pushback.
Plus she's really funny!
* * * * *
Janette Sadik-Khan: New York's streets? Not so mean any more
*Filmed* Sep 2013 • *Posted* Oct 2013 • TEDCity2.0
In this funny and thought-provoking talk, Janette Sadik-Khan,
transportation commissioner of New York City, shares projects that have
reshaped street life in the 5 boroughs, including pedestrian zones in Times
Square, high-performance buses and a 6,000-cycle-strong bike share. Her
mantra: Do bold experiments that are cheap to try out.
As commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, Janette
Sadik-Khan is responsible for the smooth running of a New York that hides
in plain sight... the streets, highways, bridges, signs and lights that
make up the bustling metropolis.
Councillor welcomes public consultation on Winnipeg’s pedestrian and
By Bernice Pontanilla <http://metronews.ca/author/bernicepontanilla/>
A city councillor is applauding the news that Winnipeggers will be given
the chance to help shape the city’s pedestrian and cycling strategy.
The City of Winnipeg announced on Friday that Urban Systems Ltd has been
hired “to undertake the research and development of these strategies for
The firm completed the first phase, which involved preparing demographic
and neighbourhood profiles, travel patterns, creating an inventory of
existing facilities and identifying best practices and lessons learned from
other cities’ strategies.
The next step is a public consultation to find out what are Winnipeggers’
short- and long-term expectations when it comes to walking and cycling
facilities in the city.
“It’s great news that it’s happening,” said Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort
Rouge-East Fort Garry), adding this is a major study intended to cover the
pedestrian and cycling needs of the entire city.
“We spend huge amounts of dollars on one stretch of road, planning that,
but this is a plan for the whole city of Winnipeg for cycling and
Earlier this year, Gerbasi led a successful campaign to bring back funding
for this strategy after it was axed in the 2014 budget process.
“It was poor judgment to just stop all the planning on cycling and walking
infrastructure,” she told Metro.
“This at a time when most cities are investing more in this, because it’s a
good investment in transportation.”
The public can visit the website
participate in the online survey, email
walkbike(a)winnipeg.ca, or attend an open house being planned.
The city said a telephone survey will also be used to reach out to gauge
people’s opinions on walking and cycling throughout the city.
Bike Week Winnipeg is looking a few new organizing committee members. With
the expansion of Bike to Work Day to a weeklong event we really need more
volunteers to help us with planning and organizing the various events that
will happen throughout the week. If you are interested in helping us make
this new project as big a success as Bike the Work Day please let me know.
Oh, and we are still looking for a space to store our bike powered concert
system (see below). It doesn't take up much space. It is currently all
stored on one pallet and could likely be further condensed if some items
could be leaned against a wall. We are up against the wall here as we need
to get it into a heated space soon. If you can, please help!
_ ( \ _
From: Dave Elmore [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: October-07-13 7:23 PM
Subject: Stoage space needed
For those of you who participated in Bike to Work Day and were fortunate
enough to enjoy Boon Burgers at our BBQ, you will know that Bike to Work Day
(now Bike Week Winnipeg) is the proud owner of a bike powered concert
system. Since the Bike to Work Day event this system has been stored at the
Forks in an garage area that is really not suitable for storage of this
equipment. What we are hoping is that a bike friendly group or organization
would be willing to provide us with some storage space in a climate
controlled area, hopefully somewhat centrally located. The equipment is not
really all that much and all of it fits on one pallet.
If you think you can help please let me know.
Bike Week Winnipeg
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*[Some research into a very interesting question about walking ... coming
out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in which you may be
interested in participating. See below - Anders]*
Dear Community of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals:
** We invite you to participate in a 3- to 5-minute online survey about the
prevalence of drivers yielding to pedestrians in different communities.
The survey is accessible via the link below:
*The survey is designed specifically for professionals in the pedestrian
and bicycle field, and we appreciate your time and expertise. We would be
grateful if you forwarded the survey link to other professional colleagues
and encouraged them to participate.*
** Please respond as soon as you have a chance; the survey will close
Bob Schneider and Rebecca Sanders****
Robert J. Schneider, PhD****
Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Planning University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI 53211****
Phone: +1 (414) 229-3849****
Rebecca Sanders, PhD****
Postdoctoral Researcher, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center
(SafeTREC) University of California, Berkeley****
my Berkeley blog: http://blogs.berkeley.edu/author/rlsanders/****