Getting Around

Winnipeg Transit bus & bike rack (Source: www.winnipegtransit.com)

Travel is part of our daily life – to the grocery store, library, a friend’s house or the movie theatre. You need to get there, but you don’t want to sit and stew in traffic, or burn a lot of gas and money in the process. Find an option that fits your schedule and budget.

Walking and cycling

Pull on your comfy running shoes or tune up your bike to discover how easy, fun and fast it can be to get to work on foot or by bike.

Transit

Taking the bus is an inexpensive and easy way to get around. If you haven’t tried it in a while, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by all the new features. Try transit!

Carpooling

Share a ride sometimes or every day. Drive always, sometimes or never. Whatever your reasons, carpooling can work for you.

Telecommuting

Put in a full day of work without even leaving the house. You can save yourself the time and stress of the daily commute by working from home.

Fuel efficient driving

Reduce your fuel consumption, save money at the pump, and at the same time reduce CO2 emissions. Learn more about ecoDriving!

Active & Green e-newsletter

Sign up to receive the Active & Green e-newsletter, published 3 x per year. Hear about the latest news and events in Winnipeg related to green commuting.

Practical Living Tips

Cycling through winter

Riding in the winter can be challenging, but you can extend your cycling season through the winter with a little planning and the right gear.

Winnipeg cycling infrastructure deciphered

This handy photo guide will help you decipher Winnipeg’s cycling infrastructure to find a route that suits your comfort level.

2014 Commuter Challenge results

A difficult winter and some great grand prizes this year helped Manitoba…

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News

Innovative pilot project generates vital data about walking and biking around Winnipeg elementary schools.

An innovative partnership between Green Action Centre, the U of M’s Civil Engineering Department and the City of Winnipeg will help shape the built environment around 17 Winnipeg elementary schools.

Keep on riding or put your bike away?

The leaves are down and so are the temperatures. Are you going to keep riding or pack your bike away and jump on the bus. Either way here are some things you might want to consider.

Talking Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Winnipeg

With the new Mayor’s commitment to the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network in Winnipeg, transit-oriented development (TOD) will play a big role in its potential success. To help understand the benefits and value of TOD, and how to potentially address some of the barriers that might exist locally, check out this public forum on November 17th.

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Research

Mobilizing Knowledge on AT in Canada

This report summarizes effective approaches to Active Transportation across Canada, as well…

Millennials in Motion: Changing Travel Habits of Young Americans

Data over the past 10 years is showing a marked decline in…

Associations between active travel, public transit and lower BMI

Turns out that if you bike, walk or take transit to work, you’re more likely to have a lower BMI (body mass index) and body fat percentage than those who drive.

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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.

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!

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

The Victoria Transport Policy Institute offers a wealth of information on sustainable transportation for free on its website to help improve transportation planning and policy analysis.