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

Green Action Centre’s Top 10: Winter Eco-Actions!

Check out Green Action Centre staff’s top 10 things that we do to leave a lighter footprint (and have a lot of fun) in the winter!

Bougeons en hiver: The Jack Frost Challenge 2014

Soyez actif! Frolic in the snow and celebrate winter Manitoba-style! SIGN UP a team to skate, bike, ski, snowshoe or walk a combined total of 130 km the week of Feb. 8-14. A Co-Actif Epica event.

Bike to Work Day: A Great Pit Stop!

Keep pedalling from the Commuter Challenge through Bike to Work Day Winnipeg and beyond! Sign up today for this fun event on Friday, June 21st. Stop by Green Action Centre’s Pit Stop in Juba Park on Waterfront Drive that morning from 6:30-9:00 a.m.

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News

Winnipeg’s first parking-protected bike lane

It’s official – Winnipeg has it’s first protected bike lane separated from motorized traffic by parked cars. A big welcome for this first with hopes for more to come.

DIY: Guitar pannier (redux)

My first search for a guitar pannier didn’t quite hit the right note. But a couple of long-forgotten finds in the attic solved my carrying-guitar-by-bike dilemma.

Have kids lost their freedom to roam?

Remember when your parents would say they “walked to school, uphill both ways”? Well our youth can’t share those stories and we are the ones restricting them. But we can change this around!

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Research

Pay as you drive

Car drivers in Manitoba enjoy some of the lowest insurance rates in Canada. However, the way we pay for our insurance may encourage us to drive more than we need to. Given the costs driving imposes on our infrastructure, our health care system and our environment, shouldn’t we be giving incentives for people who drive less?

Kids on the Move: Child and Youth Friendly Land-Use and Transport Planning Guidelines for Manitoba

These guidelines were developed as tools for municipal transportation and land-use planners to achieve transportation and land-use arrangements that meet the needs of children and youth — and everyone else.

Complete Streets

A “Complete Streets” approach focuses on moving people around a city, rather than moving cars. It involves designing and operating our roads to provide safe and convenient access for all users.

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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.