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Bike Winnipeg - Bike Tyranny Ride Oct 31, 2021

Old 10-30-21, 08:41 AM
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Bike Winnipeg - Bike Tyranny Ride Oct 31, 2021

I'll be checking out a group ride tomorrow.

Particulars here > https://www.facebook.com/events/1035249440607866/

I completely disagree with many of this Bike Winnipeg groups' philosophies, and possibly agree with a few. As example, a 30 kmh city-wide residential street speed limit is madness and it will further frustrate those who drive. Thankfully, I don't think they'll achieve that (unless the City can find ways of making net revenue money off of speed violations). This group, as others similarly do, use bicycle transportation goodwill as a means to jam utopian "green" agendas down the rest of societys' throat.

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Old 10-30-21, 12:29 PM
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That ride has nothing to do with bicycle advocacy, safety, or cycling in general. Why you’d post it here is beyond me. Good luck with the climate change rally.
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler View Post
As example, a 30 kmh city-wide residential street speed limit is madness
Disagree. 30 km/h is sufficient in residentials.
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Old 10-30-21, 03:51 PM
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Disagree. 30 km/h is sufficient in residentials.
Not a chance.
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Old 10-30-21, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by sarhog View Post
That ride has nothing to do with bicycle advocacy, safety, or cycling in general. Why you’d post it here is beyond me. Good luck with the climate change rally.
You didn't read it. From the listing, 1st sentence, 3rd paragraph:

"Bike For the Future: We are a group of concerned citizens advocating for safe spaces for our friends and families to actively commute."

Further down: "To encourage Winnipeggers to actively commute, they need a transportation system that allows them to safely, comfortably, and conveniently travel from point a to point b, they need access to safe bike storage, and they need affordable access to bicycles."


I consider "climate change" the weather. It will change no matter what we do.
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Originally Posted by prairiepedaler View Post
You didn't read it. From the listing, 1st sentence, 3rd paragraph:

"Bike For the Future: We are a group of concerned citizens advocating for safe spaces for our friends and families to actively commute."

Further down: "To encourage Winnipeggers to actively commute, they need a transportation system that allows them to safely, comfortably, and conveniently travel from point a to point b, they need access to safe bike storage, and they need affordable access to bicycles."


I consider "climate change" the weather. It will change no matter what we do.
Generally speaking, the topic or cause can be found in the title of a ride. The title they picked is: “BIKE FOR THE FUTURE (a ride to demand climate action)”. I think that speaks for itself.
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Old 10-30-21, 04:26 PM
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HaHa.
That looks more like a ride for mental health 🙄
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Since it shows expected temp is -1 -- 4 I would think a little global warming would come in handy for that ride.

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Not a chance.
and they need affordable access to bicycles."
Lowering speed limits to make roads safer is a more realistic expectation than purchasing bicycles for the "needy".
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Old 11-01-21, 04:42 PM
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Never did end up joining the ride. Started en route and big wet snowflakes started to fall. No thanks. Turned around and headed home. I didn't want a group ride with a bunch of communitarians that badly.
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Reduced vehicle speed is one of the best improvements for driver safety.
However 30kph is too low, even for cyclists. For residential area 40kph is sufficiently low.
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Maybe you live in the suburbs?
30kph on narrow residential streets lined with parked cars is absolutely reasonable. Speed limit is 50kph in this city but peeps regularly do 60-70 on arterials and then drive 50 on side streets which far too fast to react given the sightlines.
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It's reality here. Residential speed limits in Minneapolis and St. Paul are now 20 mph. The campaign in favor was called "Twenty is Plenty"

I haven't heard many complaints.

Faster limits on boulevards, of course.
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Originally Posted by homeless in ca. View Post
Disagree. 30 km/h is sufficient in residentials.
it's 50 in NZ, but your point is well taken.
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