Green Action Centre and Bike Winnipeg invite you to join us for a local
viewing of the APBP webinar: *Planning for Facility Management and
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!
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*Planning for Facility Management and Maintenance CostsWednesday, February
17 | 2-3pm CST*
Explore design practices and construction techniques that can reduce the
cost of maintaining pedestrian facilities. The session includes information
on recommended design standards for sidewalk sub-grade and pavement depth
and the life-cycle costs of different materials. A particular focus is
street trees: learn about soil volume and best practices that reduce the
impact of maturing trees on sidewalks while encouraging the life of the
tree and intercepting and filtering stormwater.
- Earl Eutsler, Deputy Associate Director/State Forester, District
Department of Transportation
- Kevin Farrington, PE, City Engineer, City of Plattsburgh, NY
Teschke K, Koehoorn M, Shen H, et al. Bicycling injury hospitalisation
rates in Canadian jurisdictions: analyses examining associations with
helmet legislation and mode share. BMJ Open 2015; 5:e008052.
*Full paper*: http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/11/e008052.full.pdf
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*Objectives*: The purpose of this study was to calculate exposure-based
bicycling hospitalisation rates in Canadian jurisdictions with different
helmet legislation and bicycling mode shares, and to examine whether the
rates were related to these differences.
*Methods*: Administrative data on hospital stays for bicycling injuries to
10 body region groups and national survey data on bicycling trips were used
to calculate hospitalisation rates. Rates were calculated for 44 sex, age
and jurisdiction strata for all injury causes and 22 age and jurisdiction
strata for traffic-related injury causes. Inferential analyses examined
associations between hospitalisation rates and sex, age group, helmet
legislation and bicycling mode share.
*Results:* In Canada, over the study period 2006–2011, there was an average
of 3690 hospitalisations per year and an estimated 593 million annual trips
by bicycle among people 12 years of age and older, for a cycling
hospitalisation rate of 622 per 100 million trips (95% CI 611 to 633).
Hospitalisation rates varied substantially across the jurisdiction, age and
sex strata, but only two characteristics explained this variability. For
all injury causes, sex was associated with hospitalisation rates; females
had rates consistently lower than males. For traffic-related injury causes,
higher cycling mode share was consistently associated with lower
hospitalisation rates. Helmet legislation was not associated with
hospitalisation rates for brain, head, scalp, skull, face or neck injuries.
*Conclusions:* These results suggest that transportation and health
policymakers who aim to reduce bicycling injury rates in the population
should focus on factors related to increased cycling mode share and female
cycling choices. Bicycling routes designed to be physically separated from
traffic or along quiet streets fit both these criteria and are associated
with lower relative risks of injury.