Bike to Work Day

Friday, June 19

Bike to work, win prizes and  receive FREE breakfast at The Forks
Register and win!

Join us on Friday, June 19, 2009 for our second annual Bike to Work Day 2009! Last year, over 11,000 cycled and over 2,400 registered to win great prizes. We are determined to this year’s Bike to Work day bigger and better! On your way to work, stop by The Forks for FREE breakfast and entertainment, and enter to win super prizes!

This is a joint initiative of Bike to the Future, Winnipeg Trails Association, Climate Change Connection, Manitoba Cycling Association and Resource Conservation.

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Community Consultation – Bishop Grandin Trail WEST of the Red River

Tuesday, June 23rd

Offer input on the location of the new Bishop Grandin Greenway Trail WEST of the Red River.
WHERE
: Winnipeg Technical College, 130 Henlow Bay
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hosted by: City of Winnipeg & Winnipeg Trails Association

The extension of the Bishop Grandin Greenway Trail WEST of the Red River started last year with the first section being built from the Red River to Pembina Hwy. In 2009, the section from Pembina to Waverly will be constructed and in 2010, the section from Waverly to McGillivray will be built. WHERE would you like to see the trail located? Which side of Bishop Grandin and Kenaston Blvd should a new multi-use trail be built? WhyteRidge side? Winnipeg Tec College side? What trail system will this new trail connect to? What types of amenities should be installed (benches, refuse containers)? The City Naturalists Department will also be presenting a concept plan to restore habitat along sections of this new trail. Offer your input and opinions!

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Building the Network – Public Open House

Wednesday June 24th

Learn about active transportation in Winnipeg, and find out about proposed cycling improvements.

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Red River College, 160 Princess Street, CGA Manitoba Room, P-107 Main Floor
You are invited to a Public Open House to learn about active transportation in Winnipeg, and find out about proposed cycling improvements.btnp-11

Where’s the Pathway in BRT? RALLY

Thursday, June 25th
11:30am

There has been a sudden and fundamental change in the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor. .

Winnipeg, Manitoba – There has been a sudden and fundamental change in the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor. For years an Active Transportation Pathway has always been contemplated as an integral part of this project. Two weeks ago it just disappeared.

“We’re not sure the public is clear that the proposed safe, connected pathway under the Osborne Street Underpass has disappeared. We are launching an awareness campaign to inform the public of this fundamental change, “says Paul Jordan, Chair of the Winnipeg Trails Association. “Furthermore, the fragmented remnants of the pathway will be leading people into a treacherous bottleneck and should be extremely concerning to all Winnipeggers.”

In the current Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor design plans, the South Osborne Underpass is blocking the pathway thereby eliminating the Active Transportation Corridor and essentially making the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor simply a bus rapid transit corridor.

Representatives from Winnipeg Trails Association, The Forks, Prairie Pathfinders Walking Club, Bike to the Future, Winnipeg Rapid Transit Coalition, and the Manitoba Cycling Association are holding a rally to launch an awareness campaign beginning this Thursday:

Where’s the Pathway in BRT ?
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Noon
North East corner, South Osborne Underpass
(just south of the Masonic Temple parking lot)

“The Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor will link the University of Manitoba to downtown, and will ultimately continue past the Human Rights Museum connecting to the Northeast Pioneers Greenway and on to Birds Hill Provincial Park.” says Jordan. “It’s critical to all Manitoban’s that a safe, connected Active Transportation Corridor be incorporated into the plans now.”

For more information contact:   Janice Lukes, Executive Director, Winnipeg Trails Association 204  952-4222

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Silver Avenue Pathway

Thursday, June 25th

A community consultation to discuss the development of an active transportation corridor between Hamilton Ave. to Sturgeon Rd.

7:00PM – 9:00PM
Heritage Victoria Community Centre, 950 Sturgeon Rd.

A community consultation to discuss the development of an active transportation corridor between Hamilton Ave. to Sturgeon Rd. linking parks, community and recreation centres. Following a brief presentation on the project, you are invited to offer input, give suggestions and discuss the project in detail.

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