Waverley St. at Parker Ave.
Winnipeg could be such a great city for cyclists! Unfortunately, the City has not done enough to make the city safe and convenient for cyclists.
Most large streets are simply unsafe for cyclists, and there are very few bicycle lanes in the city. Riding on sidewalks is illegal, so this really leaves cyclists with no safe commuting route.
The City is very automobile-centric. Since all routes are designed for cars, it is very difficult for cyclists to navigate around infrastructure such as bridges and busy crossings.
Winnipeg's car and even bus drivers are not accustomed to cyclists; this poses more of a challenge to Winnipeg cyclists than in other Canadian cities. The City should therefore realize the immediate need for more cycling-friendly infrastructure.
Any modern Canadian city, especially one that purports to be so "green", should invest more in cyclists. During the first week of university I personally talked to well over 200 students; most of whom either said they already commute on bicycle, or would bicycle if only it was safer to do.
I have designed a postcard that Winnipeg cyclists can send to their city councilor to help impress on the City that cyclists demand more consideration.