What do you think of Winnipeg’s cycling culture?
Rita Sawatzky, employee, Cafe Bodhi
Not so much on the road. I only cycle three seasons but I know that a lot of pedestrians and motorists tend to disregard cyclists. I’ve been in a number of situations where I almost run people over or am run over myself. But, amongst cyclists, it’s a really good scene.
Lisa Hunt, first-year student, Business
I don’t think it’s hospitable. I always hear people say they hate people on bikes. They say (cyclists) shouldn’t be on the road.
Janelle Laing, third-year student, Environmental Science
It’s usually pretty good, there’s enough people biking. Downtown cars are aware of bikes, and usually pretty civil, but it’s when you get in the suburbs (that) you find more problems.
Justice Henault, first year student, Biology
No. It seems like there’s no bike lanes. You can’t go on the sidewalks and nobody likes it when you’re on the road.
Published in Volume 67, Number 18 of The Uniter (January 30, 2013)