Check out the new downtown protected bike lane ideas.

Mark your calendar to check out the proposed options for protected bike lanes on Fort and Garry, and on McDermot Ave west of Sherbrook. There will be an online survey but given the level of detail, you’ll probably want to be there in person to ask questions and get the rationale on differences between the options.

March 10: information and survey link posted to winnipeg.ca/walkbikeprojects

West Alexander project (McDermot Ave west of Sherbrook):

  • March 15: 12-1:30pm, Health Science Centre, Wellness Market Place
  • March 15: 2:30-4pm, U of M Bannatyne Campus, Brodie Centre Atrium

Downtown Winnipeg projects (Fort and Garry protected bike lanes as well as the connection from Assiniboine Ave to the new raised bike lane leading into The Forks):

  • March 17: 11:30am-1:30pm, Portage & Main underground Rotunda
  • March 17: 3-5pm, Fort Garry Place Mall, 85 Garry St
  • March 20: 12:30-2:30pm, The Forks

Note that feedback will be collected by the City of Winnipeg until March 28.

(Reposted blurb by Beth McKechnie at Green Action Centre)

Bike to Work Day on Provencher – Come Visit the Winnipeg Trails Pit Stop at Café Postal

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We are very excited to invite you to stop by the Winnipeg Trails Pit Stop at Café Postal on Provencher on Friday June 19th – Bike to Work Day.
Come for some of the best coffee in town, come for the free portraits, come to meet fabulous people.

We are probably the only pit stop with vouchers from Chocolatier Constance Popp! Yum.
So even if your commute is from Charleswood to the airport, and you make a little detour, we won’t turn you away.

We also have a car! Yup. Let’s say you wanted to save yourself an average of $17,000 a year by getting rid of that car (or your other one). Let’s say you love to ride a bike, but you need a car sometimes. Well, if you haven’t heard about Peg City Car Co-op, you are in for a treat. They will have a car nearby that you can check out. You can have your cake and eat it too.

Also come check out our new Winnipeg Trails new t-shirts,get a sneak peak at one of the great prizes for our new app!
Speaking of our new app, for Friday only, there will be 5 hidden gems available at this location…so for any of our iOS beta testers, you might want to stop by to get a leg up on the competition.

This is also a chance to come chat with our coordinator about Winnipeg Trails’ big plans for 2015, talk to Stéphane from Bike Winnipeg about their proposals for a protected bike lane on Provencher, and share YOUR ideas!

But mostly, today we celebrate cycling!

Visit us here:

Jane’s Walk

Jane’s Walks this weekend start Friday. Get out and explore the city you love!

On Saturday May 2 and Sunday May 3, the ninth annual Jane’s Walk is strolling into town. On this weekend, Winnipeggers can choose from a number of guided walks taking place across the city, and presented in an innovative and uniquely neighbourly fashion.

Find background on Jane’s Walks or go straight to the 2015 Winnipeg listings to plan which walks you’ll take in May 2nd & 3rd. Check back regularly as more walks are being added daily!

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Bike Week Winnipeg is looking for an Event Coordinator

Bike Week Winnipeg is looking for an independent, enthusiastic individual to act as an intern/assistant to the Event Coordinator for Bike Week 2015.

Position Description: Working with the Bike Week Event Coordinator, the Event Intern will assist with a variety of duties in the planning, organizing, and coordination of the events and activities of Bike Week 2015. It is our hope that this Intern position will transition into the Event Coordinator role in 2016. The current event coordinator will be leaving this position after this year’s event and there will be an opportunity for the intern to move to this position.

Background:

Bike Week is an annual event that celebrates people riding bicycles. Starting as Bike to Work Day in 2008, the event has grown to become a week-long celebration of bicycles that engages everyone that rides a bike, regardless of reason they ride.

Through a wide variety of bicycle related events our goal is to encourage people to get on their bikes and help to improve the culture of riding bikes in our city. In 2015 Bike Week will run from June 13 to 19. Events and activities include but are not limited to the Bike Week Kickoff Breakfast and Celebration Barbeque, workshops, themed group rides, and a variety of other bike related activities. For more information please visit www.bikeweekwinnipeg.com.

Duties and Responsibilities: In cooperation with the Event Coordinator and Project Manager, the Event Intern will assist with all aspects of the following tasks:

  • Attend Bike Week planning meetings as availability permits
  • Overseeing the overall marketing campaign and working with the marketing sub-committee
  • Disseminating materials and information to sponsors
  • Collecting and disseminating all promotional information required for participating events
  • Booking venues and securing permits as required for events such as the kickoff  breakfast and celebration BBQ
  • Coordinating and hosting the Bike Week media launch party in early June
  • Coordinating events including the kickoff  breakfast and celebration BBQ (including liaising with sponsors and venue, ordering food services, distributing signage, managing volunteers, booking security, ordering event materials, setting up stations and running event)
  • Coordinating other activities including themed group rides and workshops.
  • Liaising with the Pit Stop and Volunteer coordinator to ensure all pit stop sponsors have information and materials required
  • Preparing for and coordinating  the pit stop information meeting
  • Representing Bike Week at events
  • Managing distribution of t-shirts and other Bike Week prizes
  • Coordinating interviews with media, contacting appropriate Bike Week committee members for media opportunities and  potentially speaking to media throughout Bike Week
  • Coordinating documentation of Bike Week activities (including booking photo/videographers and managing data)
  • Creating and distributing final project report
  • Other tasks as assigned

 

Qualifications: Self-motivated, reliable and able to work collaboratively without close supervision. Key qualifications include:

  • Organized, responsible and self-disciplined
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledgeable about Winnipeg and Manitoba communities
  • Previous event coordination experience an asset
  • Some knowledge of bike culture in Winnipeg and asset

Term of Position: April 15 to July 31, 2015.

An opportunity exists for the successful candidate to fill the Event Coordinator position for 2016. There is no guarantee of further employment and the final decision on hiring of an event coordinator for 2016 will be determined by the Bike Week Steering Committee.

Remuneration: The Event Intern will receive a contract for $ 2000.00. It is estimated that the work of this position will be approximately 100 to 120 hours. The position is part-time and hours from week to week will be variable, however during Bike Week the successful candidate will need to be available full-time.

Deadline for application: 4:00 p.m on Friday, March 20, 2015.

Apply: Applications will be accepted by e-mail only. If you are interested please email your resume and cover letter to dave@bikeweekwinnipeg.com

East Fort Garry Active Transportation Public Meeting

Do you live in the Wildwood, Crescent Park, or Point Road neighbourhood? The Green Action Centre is looking for your input on active transportation!

Please complete the active transportation survey and join one of the public meetings to share your thoughts on improving active transportation in your community.

Find more information about this project and the upcoming events at greenactioncentre.ca/eastfortgarry.

Public meetings:

Tuesday, February 24 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Wildwood Community Club – 271 North Drive

Thursday, February 26 – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Fort Garry Community Centre – 880 Oakenwald Avenue – Hobson Location

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Coldest Night of the Year

The Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 65 communities across Canada.

The 2,5 and 10 km WALK provides participants the opportunity to experience a hint of the challenges faces by those experiencing homelessness while raising revenue for their favourite local charity.

Register, donate or volunteer!

February 21, 2015

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