Transportation

Carpooling to work (Photo: Green Action Centre)

Transportation in Manitoba, including road, rail, marine, air and off-road vehicles, is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change. It  accounts for 37% of GHG emissions in our province. And the largest contributor within the road transportation sector is the ‘light-duty vehicles’ category – which primarily means passenger vehicles.

Providing Manitobans with viable opportunities to choose active and sustainable forms of transportation – cycling, walking, inline skating, transit, carpooling and carsharing for at least some trips is an important step in reducing pollution, addressing climate change, improving personal health, and easing traffic congestion in our communities. And for those times when you need to use your car, fuel efficient driving can help to reduce our impact.

One way to ensure our roadways are designed and operated to benefit all types of users safely and conveniently is the concept of Complete Streets. Over 700 jurisdictions in the U.S. have now adopted this approach, with the numbers growing every month. Canadian cities are getting on board as well.

News

Pedaling with my pooch

A dog can add lots of activity to your life, but that often means traveling to parks and paths in your car. This year, I vowed to get out with my dog on my bike!

Commuter Challenge – Need to Know

Everything you need to know about Manitoba’s 2016 Commuter Challenge.

Office Bike Fleets

Wouldn’t it be great if you could bike to your nearby meeting? Start an office bike fleet program, and next time, you can!

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Research

Less driving: Boosting bottom lines and productivity

Employees today are less interested in a long commute and more interested in employers that offer alternatives to depending on a car to get to work. Avison Young presents arguments why it benefits corporations to pay attention along with three key strategies to minimize personal vehicle use.

Active commuting improves psychological well-being

Want to improve your mental health? This longitudinal survey from the UK shows a positive link between walking, cycling and even transit with psychological well-being.

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

While this study reveals that physical activitiy is even more damaging than…

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Links

David Suzuki at Work

The David Suzuki Foundation has created a great tool and resource for any and all eco-minded business women and men wanting to empower their co-workers into building a sustainable workplace.

Active and Safe Routes to School Web Store

Visit the ASRTS Web Store for great promotional items for fundraisers, gifts or incentives.

Bike Winnipeg

Bike Winnipeg provides the latest news on commuter cycling issues, upcoming events, and tons of resources to advocate for improved cycling conditions in your community. And much more!

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