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Windsor cyclists advocating for women-friendly cycling roads

Windsor cyclists advocating for women-friendly cycling roads

Mursal Amin was a featured speaker at the Young Women in Motion public meeting. (Mike Evans/CBC) Members of Young Women in Motion (YWIM), a local…

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Mursal Amin was a featured speaker at the Young Women in Motion public meeting. (Mike Evans/CBC) Members of Young Women in Motion (YWIM), a local Windsor group are advocating that the city make it more bike-friendly for women.

"I think it makes it a more bike-friendly place for women and looking for where the barriers [are] and removing them," said Mursal Amin, a program participant.

The Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. (WEST) is running the program. In addition to learning bike safety and fixing bicycles, participants were also given training on giving media interviews, social media storytelling, public speaking and event planning.

Alla Shehada did not know how to ride a bike before participating in the program.

"It’s a good time for us to meet the community here and learn some new skills and challenge ourselves," said Shehada.

WATCH | Members of Young Women in Motion talk about learning cycling saftey: Young Women in Motion looking to make cycling safer for women The Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. is running the program. As part of the program, women learned how to ride a bike and cycling safety.

Some want to see barriers put up between the car and bike lanes."Because we are moving to the future, we need to fix everything so we’d be on the same page with all of our cities," said Obaida Dabaja.WEST is partnering with Bike-Windsor Essex to run the program. An advocate from the cycling group issued a request to nominees of the municipal election."What […]

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