All Season Commuting in Winnipeg

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The City of Winnipeg’s Pedestrian and Cycling Strategies are intended to encourage walking and cycling as attractive, convenient and accessible transportation choices for people of all ages and abilities in Winnipeg.  These Strategies will help shape changes in infrastructure and support programs that will encourage all of us to walk and cycle more – whether for work, pleasure, or day to day personal travels for shopping, visiting friends and family, or running errands. The Strategies will also provide direction for civic investments in infrastructure and support programs over the short, medium, and long-term to help make walking and cycling safe, convenient, attractive, and fun.

There is no doubt that an active city is a vibrant city, and Winnipeg is reviewing what other Winter Cities are doing to enhance their active transportation networks.  Two good examples of this research are shown below:

Best practices for cycle path winter maintenance processes
Kaisa Karhula – Part of Pykala II research project (Finland)
Tempere University of Technology, Transport Research Centre Verne, Tampere 2014

Cycling in Winter: Exploring innovative design principles and practices to support all season bicycle commuting for Winnipeg and Winter Cities worldwide
Cara Fisher, Supervised Research Project  July, 2014
Submitted to Professor David Brown, School of Urban Planning, McGill University

 

 

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