â€œYour City, Your Prioritiesâ€
Jun 16, 2014 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cyclists to Identify Hot Spots for Improvement
EVENT TITLE: â€œYour City, Your Prioritiesâ€
LOCATION: Manitoba Theatre for Young People at the Forks
TIME: Monday, June 16, 6:30-9:30 pm
As part of Bike Week, Bike Winnipeg is calling on cyclists and concerned citizens throughout the city to identify the most important cycling improvements needed in Winnipeg. The â€œYour City, Your Prioritiesâ€ forum will allow cyclists to identify problems they experience on bike routes, roads and other infrastructure where they ride. Bike Winnipeg needs to identify the hot spots of concern to many cyclists in order to focus on developing solutions which will have the greatest impact on cycling in Winnipeg.
The need for cyclists to identify issues on their routes is particularly urgent following the crash on Pembina Highway that resulted in the tragic death of a cyclist.
Several cyclists and pedestrians are killed in motor vehicle collisions In Winnipeg every year, but little changes; authorities do not take action to eliminate the causes of each of those tragedies.
Bike Winnipeg believes that Winnipeg needs to adopt a "Vision Zero" strategy - and plan to eliminate road deaths. The premise of â€œVision Zeroâ€ is that road transportation should allow all road users to get to their destinations safely; road traffic should not be a cause of death. â€œVision Zeroâ€ jurisdictions change their road management practices to pursue the zero deaths goal.
The workshop is free and will take place from 6:30-9:30 on Monday evening at Manitoba Theatre for Young People at the Forks. Bike Winnipeg encourages many cyclists from all areas in the city to take the time to come and describe the difficulties they encounter biking in Winnipeg. The information gathered at the forum will shape Bike Winnipeg's activities in the coming year.
For additional information, please contact:
Jeremy Hull, Co-Chair
Kaye Grant, Co-Chair
Mark Cohoe, Executive Director
Location: Manitoba Theatre for Young People