chvnradio.com

Now Playing What just played?

THE COLOR

ONE SURE THING

Listen Live

Cyclists in Winnipeg's Exchange district will get a chance to ride in the area in a pop-up protected lane next week.

On Tuesday and Wednesday next week, the painted bike lanes on McDermont and Bannatyne will have some extra protection. It's part of a public engagement process for the West Alexander to East Exchange bike corridor.

Bike Week Winnipeg project manager Dave Elmore says a protected bike lane is one that is separated from other traffic.

"It's just a pop-up to give people the experience: this is what it would be like in this location if we had a protected bike lane; and it just happens that that protected bike lane, or that particular area, is going to be getting protected bike lanes going forward."

The pop-up protected lanes are also a part of Bike Week, which runs tomorrow to next Friday for its fourth year. A kick-off event was held at City Hall this morning, preceded by the annual Suit and Heels and Wheels Ride, during which participants rode from The Forks to City Hall in business attire. June 23rd will mark the tenth annual Bike to Work Day. Plenty of other events are planned through the week as well, including the third annual Blessing of the Bikes on Sunday morning.

Elmore says the week isn't about specifically about commuting; he says there's lots you can do on a bike.

"It even includes just going out recreationally for a ride. You know, it's just getting out there and enjoying riding a bicycle and getting some fresh air and getting some exercise."

Elmore says Bike Week tries to stay out of the advocacy side of things, but ultimately they would like to see improved infrastructure, and he says they'd like to see it move forward at a quicker pace.

Some Mennonites face threat of losing citizenship

A significant number of Manitobans who have lost their Canadian citizenship are waiting…

Windsor Park Library closing to prepare for move

Windsor Park Library will be closed at the end of the week as they prepare to move to a…

Canada Deaf Games coming to Winnipeg

Winnipeg will be hosting the 2018 Canada Deaf Games this week.

CMHR marks Louis Riel Day with special tour

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) gave visitors a chance to learn about the…

Bold in the Cold: Almost 100 people take part in Pan Am Place sleep out

95 people took part in a sleep out this year in support of Pan Am Place and Pan Am Boxing…

Multiple dogs found without food and water in Northern Manitoba home

A mother dog and her five puppies were kept in a dark room without food and water for…

Coun. Mayes: "We owe it to the family"

A Winnipeg city Councillor wants to expand an upcoming traffic study to include a stretch…

Volunteers needed for second Winnipeg Street Census

Just under 30 community partners and organizations are working together to put on the…

Pastor's tips on a meaningful and happy marriage

A meaningful and happy marriage isn't about emotions you feel from being with a person --…

Water main break shuts down Cavalier

A major water main break has shut down a secondary street during the morning commute.

Steve Bell satisfied with his journey but isn't done yet

Winnipeg singer-songwriter Steve Bell picked up even more Covenant Awards, but he isn't…

Celebrating culture with Festival Du Voyageur

The executive director for Festival du Voyageur says the celebrations have begun.

Cool, clean and compelling films come to Winnipeg

It's the eighth annual Real to Reel Film Festival and it all kicks off on Tuesday.

CCM New Artist of the Year amazed at the journey

Brooke Nicholls just broke onto the scene but has already opened for big names and won…

Franco-fun highlights days off: Long weekend family fun

It's going to be a French weekend as Festival de Voyageur kicks off.

Pan Am Pool construction project begins this summer

On February 15, the City announced an investment of $2.6 million will replace the…

One in five Manitoban homes is infected by cancer-causing gas

"Health Canada reduced the guidelines for radon on indoor air back in 2007. Since then,…

Free fishing weekend across Manitoba

Get outside this weekend and enjoy both free park passes and free fishing across Manitoba.

Love & The Outcome coming home for two nights

Winnipeg-raised Love & The Outcome is coming back to their hometown for two nights of…

Blowing snow across Red River Valley Thursday morning

Blowing snow across the Red River Valley could cause visibility issues on the highways.