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I know these are late, but it's better than never! _____________________________________________________ WBC Meeting, May 11, 2010 Bike To Work, June 7 – 12: handout from Jason. June 11th date added- BASF, and minor adjustment to budget- only $1750 is needed. Need two more locations- SOUTH and EAST. Maybe at Walmart. Sign will go right at Charles Clark Square. Two large BBQs are needed as well. Mark’s is available. Volunteers needed for the Saturday of the bike draw- Kari, Tristan. We’ve got a tent, either from Xtreme Motions, or the committee’s tent. Delegate to the committee: Robert Cosma and his daughter talk about how she was hit while exiting a car on Ottawa Street by a cyclist riding on the sidewalk. The rider also had headphones on. He’s been told by the police that the law against bikes on the sidewalk is unenforceable. The city is risking being sued. The city by-law needs to be more defined. Need to define what a bicycle is. 21” tires and under are allowed on the sidewalk. He’s re-written the by-law and is going to make a suggestion to the city. He looked into many other municipal by-laws. Should it be by age? Wheel size? He would like the WBC to make a recommendation to the city. Rick says the police department has claimed bad PR as reason for not enforcing this by-law. Maybe we should bring this to the province, since this is a provincial law, as well. Just like with the noise emission by-law, the city will probably not revise the by-law, since it’s known that there isn’t enough by-law enforcement. Chas says we need to mention money, that’s the way something will get done. Sub-committee to look over the by-laws, and then take re-write to Dwight Duncan. Jason mentions that some people really don’t feel safe on the road- there are just as many incidents involving bikes on the road, then on the sidewalk. This project would encourage police to enforce ALL laws involving bicycles. None of the BIAs asked for “no cyclists on sidewalks” signs (they didn’t want to pay for it). Paint signs on the sidewalk? Sub-committee formed, will report back to the group later on.

Windsorite.ca is reporting that there was a hit-and-run involving a cyclist last night. The cyclist was hit by a Lincoln Continental style vehicle in the 900 block of Janette, and the motorist drove off after the impact. Last month, one of the participants in the Randonneur's...

Last month I was in Toronto and walked by a shop called "Beater Bikes". An interesting concept I thought - perhaps fixed-up used bikes? Then I noticed the rack of bikes on the sidewalk. The bikes are new, not used - but come with a...

In Attendance: Steve, Darren, Terry, Warren, Andrew and Kari ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talking about Steve’s stolen bike, Andrew from Boardwalk Bike Rentals says to print up some flyers to post, and he’ll look out for it. Survey results. How to use these results to further our purpose? Take it online? How would we do this… have to use a separate web-based program- Survey Monkey (Darren can look into this). Add a couple questions regarding accidents. Get more responses by putting it online. Get raw data from the students- easier to compile with latest results. Use the results in lobbying council. 65% of Windsorites ride a bike, and so their needs should be considered. Should we bring these results to the WBC? Should we present this info directly to council? We can make more of an impact if we go directly to council. Maybe write a summary and become a delegate before council? Darren and Kari would like to see more responses; Warren thinks that an internet survey would skew the data. Should we go and talk to Dr. Okechuku and have him explain the results? Yes- email sent to arrange a date and time.

Perhaps its inevitable in Windsor - my bike was stolen between 9pm last night and 8am this morning. Please keep your eyes peeled! Colour: White frame with Green fork and green on rear triangle Stolen from area of Atkinson Park / University of Windsor, Friday May 7th Contact: Steve...