October 18 – FORUM: Fast Tracking a Downtown Cycling Grid! Calgary did it; Edmonton is doing it; so what’s up in Winnipeg?

Janice Lukes, Councillor South Winnipeg – St.Norbert Ward

downtown cycling grid in Winnipeg

Fast tracking a downtown cycling grid – Calgary did it; Edmonton is doing it; so what’s up in Winnipeg?  I am absolutely THRILLED to be hosting one of Winnipeg’s most thought provoking cycling conversations this year!   Please mark your calendar to attend this forum on fast tracking a downtown cycling grid in Winnipeg:

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • 6:30 pm Registration
  • 7:00 pm SHARP – Forum begins
  • Millennium Library, 215 Donald Street – Carol Shields Auditorium

The evening format will be comprised of a panel presentation and group discussion.  Refreshments, including Sargent Sundae’s pumpkin Ice cream, will be provided.  Apologies for the short notice, but fast tracking IS the theme of this conversation!    Here’s a brief of overview of what’s happening in Western Canada:

  • Calgary: In June, 2015, Calgary opened a 6.5 km protected bike-lane network throughout its downtown. The percentage of Calgarians that reported travelling to work by bicycle DOUBLED from 0.87% in 2011 to 1.75% in 2016.
  • Edmonton:  On October 11, 2016, Edmonton’s City Council gave the green light to add 7 km of bike lanes to downtown.
  • Winnipeg:  On October 18, 2016, let’s get this conversation started!

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