Windsor’s Deadliest Road: Tecumseh

Thanks to CBC Windsor for getting the data on traffic deaths of vulnerable persons, highlighting the issue of dangerous streets in Windsor. Read the article here. Sadly, this news is not new. The City has been aware of the data for decades and, despite oft repeated claims otherwise, and frequent media stories, no real changes …

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In Support of Tecumseh’s MUT

Our Executive Director was a delegate at Tecumseh Council’s special council meeting last night discussing plans for a Multi-Use Trail on the South Side of Riverside Drive from Lesperance to Manning Road. Below is a transcript of our position: “My name is Lori Newton. I’m the Executive Director of Bike Windsor Essex with well over …

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City Must Embrace & Invest in Cycling Now.

The following was presented by Executive Director Lori Newton at a Special Meeting of City Council today in response to the Mayor’s recent Windsor Works, An Economic Development Strategy for the City’s Future Growth. “Bike Windsor Essex welcomes this economic development strategy that recommends the improvements that we have spent years advocating for and working toward.  …

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Cabana Road – A trail of dashed hopes

“Cabana Road could become an urban cyclist’s dream if city council approves an upgraded multimillion-dollar plan to build segregated bike paths along one of Windsor’s busiest east-west traffic corridors.”   That was the opening of an article in the Windsor Star on July 8, 2014.   (See full article HERE) Windsor cyclists were filled with …

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Cycling Goals for 2019.

We’ve achieved much in 2018, but we’re a long way from finished our advocacy work. Here’s our shortlist of cycling infrastructure-related goals for 2019. What’s on yours? 1.  The first protected bike lane in the city.  2.  The first painted intersection in the city painted with a bike box, cross ride and/or directional arrows. 3.  The first …

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Pillette Road Bike Lanes

Spotlight on Infrastructure This is the first in a series of posts to inform you of changes and improvements in cycling infrastructure. Over the past year, with the help of provincial grants, we have seen significant investment in bike lanes and trails. This Spotlight on Infrastructure series will bring you reviews, videos, stories and photos …

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