BW sent this open letter to Mayor Bowman and Council:
We conclude, as I am sure you will, that it would be unconscionable for City Council to approve OurWinnipeg 2045 based, as it currently is, on an substandard climate action plan.
Please give your planners a mandate to redesign the city’s climate plans to achieve net zero CHG by 2050, to meet or exceed national standards for 2030, and to update OurWinnipeg 2045 and transportation policies to meet those targets.
Please do not approve this version of OurWinnipeg 2045, and leave it as your legacy to the next council.
Many Winnipeg families are anxious to help the city reduce CHG emissions quickly; give us safe, well maintained routes, and more of us will leave our cars at home and ride our bikes to school, to work, and to run errands.
Please find attached Bike Winnipeg’s assessment of the draft OurWinnipeg 2045.