Monday, February 23, 2009

An idea

From Velorution, a proposed planning target:

“Make any three kilometre cycling journey in the city safe for a nine year old to ride by him/herself.”

Link includes a short video about Copenhagen, and what we can learn from the Danish experience.

Thanks to reader Chris H. for the post suggestion.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Not Getting There 1

The signs say, "No entry Except buses and Cyclists"

However, it is difficult to figure out where the bike path is. There is a large pile of snow straight ahead and walking tracks around the left and right. But there isn't really a bike path. If I want to go down Spence on a bicycle, I have to off road it around the piles of snow and onto the sidewalk, mixing with pedestrians and getting stuck in ruts.

I wrote this post back in the winter, when you could see the painted bike lane. While the snow has melted and you can see the paint now, I still think this is a valid critique.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Know how to turn lights off

Or wire lights so that the whole floor doesn't have to be lit when one person is working.
How's that for big ideas?

This building is one of the biggest offenders with lights on all night.
Please IG, turn off the lights!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Today did not seem like a good day to ride the bike - rain in February can make things a touch on the slippery side. Walking, although wet, was a great way to take in the city, when you walk you can even lend a hand to a motorist who gets stuck in the icy conditions. Walking in Winnipeg is nice.

Cycling with snow and trees

Paths in beautiful spots for bicycles; trees; scenic reflections.

A sense of humour

The Next Winnipeg will definitely have a sense of humour.

The lovely kiosk (is that the word?) is just one of several in a neighbour's front yard. All of them are handmade and obviously the product of considerable thought. Neat.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Walk don't park.

Submitted by TNW reader Dalila. Check out her beautiful Winnipeg photography here.