A range of organizations representing seniors and kids getting to school, nature lovers and trail users, the environment and cycling are calling on the next provincial government to invest significant time and energy into making Manitoba a walk-friendly, bike-friendly, and more accessible place to live.
We have released a short questionnaire looking for answers on three key issues from all parties. Campaigns have until 5pm, Thursday, April 14, to respond, after which the responses will be evaluated by a panel of experts and the results shared widely with the public.
The organizations involved include:
- The Active Living Coalition of Older Adults – Manitoba
- Bike Winnipeg
- Green Action Centre
- Headingley Grand Trunk Trail Association
- Manitoba Cycling Association
- Transcona Trails
- West Broadway Community Organization
- Winnipeg Trails Association
- The WRENCH
You might consider asking candidates who come to your door how they would respond to these questions:
- Will your party commit to an ambitious province-wide strategy tasked with adopting policies, design standards and roadway improvements that will make it safer and easier for more children to walk or bike to school?
- Will your party commit to annual funding in the amount of $17/person/year to be made available to municipalities to be used only for the planning, design, and construction of walking and cycling infrastructure?
- Will your party dedicate resources and staff toward the development and implementation of a comprehensive provincial walking and cycling plan that would transform Manitoba into a walkable/bikeable province and an even greater place in which to live, work and raise a family?
UPDATE: The results are in! View them HERE.