Hi AT-Network folks - sorry if this is a duplication - I am not sure if this has been distributed through the AT listserve yet.
Gina Sylvester from the U of W is conducting winter walkway assessments.
The website to fill out winter walkway assessments has now been launched. This is the link:
Please fill out the survey throughout the winter as conditions change or when you walk in different areas. And please continue to distribute this link through your lists/networks, and ask that people fill out assessments throughout the winter.
Physical Activity Promotion/in motion Coordinator
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
2nd floor - 490 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0X7
Cell 204 232-7546
Fax 204 940-2690
Bike racks are available in front of the building at the corner of Hargrave and McDermot.
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Interesting bid opportunity on the City web site for a rehabilitation
project on Archibald Street including the Archibald Underpass and a
connection to the NPG.
This sure would be a big benefit for people in St. B and those attempting
to connect from the NPG.
Here is an excerpt from the RFP.
D3.4 Pedestrian and Cycling Facilities (a) Extension of the Northeast
Pioneer’s pathway south to the Archibald Street Underpass is planned in the
near future, thus a preliminary design study is needed to examine the
extension of this pathway, and connection to a widened sidewalk under the
underpass. (b) Detailed design will be limited to provision of the pathway
in the vicinity of the underpass, including ramps, stairs, or other similar
structures as may be required to transition the sidewalk from the underpass
up to the future location of the proposed pathway extension
Many bridges can damage and use a lot of space at their feet, while slowly
inclining to allow water or other traffic underneath. Bystrup came up with
a clever and simple solution: They coiled the necessary elevation gain into
a spiral at each end, looping cyclists and walkers around a circular path
that hangs from the suspension cables at each tower.
It will be interesting to see if this gets implemented, and to think how
this could apply to Winnipeg's infrastructure.
A Manitoba politician is pushing for a new law that would require motorists
to stay at least one metre away from cyclists whenever they pass them.
Dave Gaudreau, a NDP government backbencher, is putting forward a private
member's bill this week that would require vehicles to obey a one-metre
buffer zone around people on bikes.
It would change the current Highway Traffic Act, which only requires
motorists to keep "a safe distance" when passing cyclists.
In honour of the weather I heard you are having back home, here are twelve
brand new beautiful animations, gathered during a contest promoted via
Winter Bike to Work Day last February. For young and old alike. Priceless.
A couple weeks ago I received this You Tube channel link in a message from
colleagues in Moscow who were very excited to share it - now I see why. I
just now sat down to watch them. Just one of the many really cool things
being shared with us at facebook.com/winterbiketoworkday and
P.S. This year, the international event will let kids biking to school
participate. We also have some really special stuff planned for the
mechanically inclined. The date for this year's event is Friday, February
12, 2016. Get ready.
*Bikes Vs Cars*
*“A terrific new picture…brilliantly draws you in…compelling.” *
*Greg Klymkiw *
*[image: bikes vs cars.jpg]*
*Directed by Fredrik Gertten*
*2015, Sweden, 90 min*
*Fri Nov. 20 at 9 pm*
*Sat, Nov 21 at *3 pm & 9 pm *
*Sun Nov 22 at 7 pm*
*Thu Nov 26 at 7 pm *
*Sat Nov 28 at 9 pm*
*Sun Nov 29 at 7 pm*
*Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St. *
**Panel to follow Sat/Nov. 21st 3 pm screening about issues related to the
*Moderated by Curt Hull Featuring: *
*Mark Cohoe – *a long time cycling advocate and Executive Director of Bike
Winnipeg since 2012*.*
*Janice Lukes – *Janice has been advocating for improved walking and
cycling infrastructure in Winnipeg since 2001.
*Andrea Tetrault *– author of the cycling blog “Winnipeg CycleChick”, which
explores the intricate nooks and crannies of cycling culture.
*Erik Dickson – *Active Transportation Specialist. He has been involved
with the protected bike lane on Assiniboine Avenue*.*
In Winnipeg there is a heated debate about the role of bicycles and car
traffic in the city's future. This timely new film follows several
individuals around the world as they fight to create change for the biking
community. We meet Aline at Sao Paulo’s Ciclofaxia, the weekly Sunday ride
where one lane of Paulista Avenue is opened for bikes only. Aline is an
inspirational person in the city’s bicycle movement, who tries to focus on
the positive aspects of being a cyclist. But that can be difficult in a
city where one bicyclist is killed every four days. And in Toronto, where
Mayor Rob Ford once stripped away the city’s bike lanes in his battle to
win the “war on cars,” we watch as members of the Urban Repair Squad
infiltrate the streets at night, using spray paint and stencils to replace
them. From bike activists in Sao Paulo and Los Angeles, fighting for safe
bike lanes, to the City of Copenhagen, where forty percent commute by bike
daily, *Bikes vs Cars* looks at both the struggle for bicyclists in a
society dominated by cars, and the revolutionary changes that could take
place if more cities moved away from car-centric models.
"A terrific new picture infused with activist cinema..brilliantly draws you
in...a compelling tale."
*Sponsored by Natural Cycle *
Always wanted a genuine Dutch bike? Well, now you can!
*Plain Bicycle: What is the goal? *
To find enough interested people to fill one shipping
container with refurbished “plain” Dutch bicycles to bring back to Canada.
If it works, repeat as necessary/desired.
*Why? *There is something simple and beautiful about a Dutch bicycle. It is
embodied with a sense of civilization and freedom. It goes hand-in-hand
with a bike-friendly city. In other words, the purpose of the project is to
foster a shared understanding of what everyday cycling means, what it looks
like and to help simplify the discussion around what “bicycle culture”
really is. Cycling is for everyone. It is to mark a beginning. It is a
toast to the bicycle infrastructure being built in Winnipeg and all across
Get the details and order your refurbished Dutch bike here
*Thanks to Anders Swanson for this creative i**nitiative*.
** Friendly reminder regarding tomorrow's webinar **
Green Action Centre and Bike Winnipeg invite you to join us for a local
viewing of the following APBP webinar, *Bike Boxes*.
The webinar viewing takes place in the EcoCentre boardroom (3rd floor, 303
Portage Ave) and will be followed by group discussion of local
RSVPs appreciated but not necessary. Hope to see you then!
p.s. On a related (prairie) sidenote, Saskatoon recently introduced a bike
box in conjunction with a no right turn on red for a protected bike lane.
* * * * *
*Bike BoxesWednesday, November 18 | 2-3pm CST*
Bike boxes are increasingly common; how are they applied in practice? The
experience of Portland, Oregon, frames a discussion focused on engineering,
evaluation and safety. Learn about the layout and physical elements of a
bike box, their benefits and potential risks, and the current status of
bike boxes in the MUTCD. In addition, the session includes information on
traffic signal detection in bike boxes, the application of bike boxes to
solve other problems, and a discussion of research conducted at Portland
State University related to crash history.
- Peter Koonce, PE, Signals and Street Lighting Manager, Portland Bureau