SpeakUp Winnipeg Events to Support a More Bicycle Friendly City

A number of popup events are planned as part of the SpeakUp Winnipeg update of OurWinnipeg. If you are able to get o one, please drop by and provide comments to help show your support for a more bicycle friendly city.

Wednesday, November 15th 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Seven Oaks Wellness Institute (1075 Leila Avenue)

Monday, November 20th 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
St. James Civic Centre (2055 Ness Avenue)

Thursday, November 23rd – 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
University of Manitoba ( 66 Chancellors Cir, University Centre)

Saturday, November 25th – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
North Kildonan Community Centre Craft Sale (1144 Kingsford)

OurWinnipeg presents a 25-year vision for the entire city. It provides a vision and policies that influence the delivery of City services, how we get around the city, and decisions about how the city grows. The city has opened up  a public engagement process to review and update this plan, and they’re looking for your input. To help focus the discussion, to help with the discussion, the Speakup Winnipeg team has created five broad and interconnected categories: How We Grow, Getting Around in the City, Health and Safety, Quality of Life, and Civic Engagement and Governance.

A series of short papers has been created to give background information, and the city is looking for Winnipegger’s input about each of these topic areas. Check out this page to read more about the topics, as well as the overarching sustainability ‘lenses’ related to environmental sustainability, social equity, and economic prosperity.

Please spread the word to your networks, complete a questionnaire about your vision for Winnipeg, learn how to get involved, read their blogs, and/or send them an email with your thoughts.

Some of the things we’d like to see in tin an updated OurWinnipeg

  • A city transportation policy that will reflect a “hierarchy of modes” for moving people, as prioritized below.

o   Walking

o   Cycling

o   Transit

o   Taxi / Commercial Transit / Shared Vehicles

o   Private Automobiles

  • Policy’s that set mode share targets for transportation, especially for walking, cycling and transit
  • Entrenchment of a Vision Zero policy for the City of Winnipeg
  • Development of a Complete Streets Policy
  • Commit to complete the downtown protected bike lanes network within 5 years
  • A commitment to make protected bike lanes the default option for bicycle facilities on roads with traffic volumes greater then 3,000 vehicles/day, asPortland has done.