It’s not just the recent warm weather that is favoring cyclists these days in Winnipeg.
Proposed provincial laws along with improved cycling infrastructure is making Winnipeg a much more bike friendly city.
“Eight to 80 is the goal, so if you’re 8-years-old you’re comfortable out there, and if you’re 80-years-old, you’re comfortable. And, if you manage your system to make those people comfortable, everyone will be comfortable,” says Mark Cohoe of Bike Winnipeg.
The advocacy group has been pressuring the City of Winnipeg for several years to build more bike lanes, pass better safety laws, and bridge the gap between motorists and those who are cycling or walking.
I recently spoke to Mark Cohoe on the CKUW 95.9 FM program People of Interest about what we can expect in the near future for those who use bikes to get around Winnipeg: