Winnipeg Trails Organization is a non-profit organization with a goal of developing a sustainable city, with a primary focus on active transportation in the Winnipeg community.
We believe we have a responsibility to make sure that all infrastructure is designed to be safe, efficient, easily understood, comfortable, interesting, beautiful, and not damaging to the land.
We want to ensure everyone has access to every area of the city, either through walking, using a wheelchair, riding a bike, or any other form of human-powered movement
Our top priority and vision for the future, is better infastructure to support the use of active transportation methods in Winnipeg. We advocate for Open Streets, bike lanes, and to entrench sustainable transportation in long-term planning.
We achieve our goals through a multitude of projects and advocacy. These projects are all aimed at improving active transportation and healing the land in the Winnipeg community. Below are some of our projects that we’ve worked on over the years, as well as initiatives we’ve taken steps to support.
WinterPeg is an iniative aimed at getting people outside. It functions as a map of trails and their conditions, as well as providing everyone the opportunity to try cross-country skiing at various parks throughout the city with the FREE Mobile Ski Library.
Healing Trails is an Indigenous-led initiative to re-think transportation through policy work, capacity building, education and tangible real-world projects.
Future Forests aims to plant 150,000 trees along streets in Winnipeg and the surrounding area to allow for greater shade for passersby, increased biodiversity, cleaner air, and overall beautification of the streets for the community.
Goal 5 aids in providing newcomer women with the skills needed to fix up their own Plain Bicycle, aiding in building a more sustainable community.
School Loops seeks to elevate human powered movement in neighbourhoods to the next level by developing maps that connect a small network of schools together.
The goal of the Plain Bicycle project is cities full of people full of joy. Our specific area of focus is a type of bicycle used by the majority of 4M Dutch people who cycle on any given day. We demonstrate that the same appetite for cycling exists here.
#Love30on30 is a show of support for safe vehicle speeds on the 30th of every month. Started in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is inspired by the neighbours we missed seeing outside and the space between our homes that felt safe for us all.
Mode Shift, is an annual, jam-packed series of events + an important conference, featuring talks and masterclasses by internationally recognized guests that explores transportation, culture, health, and your ideas.
We bring forward a vision of Open Streets and temporary bikeways and call for them to be acted upon, advocating for the need for more safe places to work or ride a bicycle, and more meaningful options to be outside for recreation or transportation without driving.
Want to support Winnipeg Trails through our non-profit bicycle shop? Consider purchasing one of our Plain Bicycles – a pre-loved bike from the Netherlands. These upright, stepthrough, comfortable bikes are made to last, and are ideal for any bike user.
Check out plainbicycle.org for more information and to order yours today or come visit us at 267 Sherbrook St, Tuesday-Friday 11AM-7PM and Saturday 12 noon-6PM