Green Action Centre and Bike Winnipeg invite you to join us for a local
viewing of the APBP webinar: *Talking Biking - Language that Defuses Bike
Backlashes (Protected Lanes #3).*
The webinar viewing takes place in the EcoCentre boardroom (3rd floor, 303
Portage Ave) and will be followed by group discussion of local
If you can't join us, please note that this is a free webinar, so you
to view it on your own
<https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1992998232325245954> or watch
the recording at a later date. It will be posted a few days later on
RSVPs appreciated but not necessary. Hope to see you then!
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Talking Biking: Language that Defuses Bike Backlashes (Protected Lanes #3)
*Wednesday, June 3rd, 2-3pm, EcoCentre
Words shape thoughts. Two skilled communicators from cities that have
successfully overcome intense backlashes against bicycle infrastructure
will share their tactics and experiences and take your questions.
- Cathy Tuttle, Executive Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and
- Doug Gordon of BrooklynSpoke.com, in conversation with
- PeopleForBikes staff writer Michael Andersen.
“The owner of Oscar’s Deli worries the protected bike lane will eat up precious parking spots his customers use when coming by for lunch.”
According to the CBC, Larry Brown is concerned about a loss of business if Winnipeg beefs up its cycling infrastructure.
We get it. Small businesses walk a fine line, and the restaurant business in particular works on really thin margins.
And sure, the bike advocates and new urbanists can point to studies and experiences from other cities that claim he shouldn’t have anything to worry about, but at the end of the day, Larry Brown is the guy who has to make sure his staff stay employed. It’s Oscar’s Deli that stands to lose.
We believe that biking is good for business, so let’s prove it. Let’s show Winnipeg’s small business owners how much can be gained by becoming more bike friendly. Let’s bike to Oscar’s and grab a bite. Not all at once— 2000 cyclists showing up at lunch wouldn’t be helpful.
Here’s what we’d like to try instead.
If you ride a bike, we’d like you to Bike to Oscar’s Deli in Winnipeg between May 31st and June 13 for breakfast or lunch with a few friends. Be sure to take a picture and share it on social media with #BikeToOscarsWPG. And when you get there, let them know that you love them, and be sure to tell everyone you know about it too. Seriously, there aren’t many places left in Winnipeg that can make a proper Ruben.
We support Oscar’s, and we support good bike infrastructure. It’s not us and them. It’s us and us.
Great to see the city trying these green strips!
The City of Winnipeg is trying out bright green "anti-skid" strips to boost
visibility and safety along bicycle lanes.
City crews were out on Tuesday applying the "durable pavement marking" to
two tiny sections of the bike lane on Pembina Highway.
The idea is to alert cyclists and motorists to high-risk areas where there
might be a greater risk of collisions.
But it doesn't come cheap.
"We are applying this product to two small 14-metre (45-foot) sections,"
the city's communications officer, Lisa Fraser, said in an email. "Total
cost about $2,000 for material and labour."
The product applied by the crews is called Mmax green and it is undoubtedly
It contains aluminum dioxide to make it anti-skid and is rolled on to
create texture. The notion is that the material should last more than five
years, making it more cost-effective than the taping now used on bike lanes.
City council this month approved a 20-year plan to enhance
pedestrian corridors and crossings and connect the city in a network of
bike paths, but the plan was subject to further examination after
objections, particularly from downtown entrepreneurs who fear the system
will eat up rare parking spots near their establishments.
Office of Public Engagement to review $334M Winnipeg bike lane project
The city says the current bicycle network encompasses nearly 400 km of
facilities in various forms. equal to roughly 8% of Winnipeg's 3,100 km of
streets and roads, and comparable in scope to other mid-sized cities in the
Canadian prairies and U.S. midwest.
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Subject: webinar on economic value of nonmotorized transportation
AnnouncementsPBIC hosting webinar on economic value of nonmotorized
PBIC will hold a webinar on June 4 on how to evaluate the economic benefits
of investing in nonmotorized transportation. The webinar is based on FHWA's
recent recport: "Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Nonmotorized
Transportation," whie documents several economic benefits of these
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Presenters include Erica Simmons, with the John A Volpe Transportation
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I threw an idea out on Twitter today suggesting that Winnipeg’s cyclists might make a concerted effort to frequent Oscar’s Deli in the next two weeks (partly here: https://twitter.com/pensato/status/601736342511357952 and here: https://twitter.com/pensato/status/601758737448075264). There seems to be some appetite (pardon the pun) to this approach. I think it would serve two purposes:
Creatively reinforce the message that accommodating cyclists is good for business.
Create a sense of goodwill and (2b?) present the bike-commuter community as the opposite of an angry, belligerent mob.
For it to work, we would need some (loose) planning and some public promotion. I don’t think it would take much more than spreading the hashtag above and some mechanism for coordination of (self-organized) groups of cyclists together with a way of communicating that they have come to eat as goodwill ambassadors.
If there’s enough interest, I’d be happy to work with one or two people on making this work.
So. Are you interested? Anyone willing to help if there is enough interest?