There is cycling infrastructure in Calgary. We'd like to help the City by providing feedback on existing infrastructure, comments on planned infrastructure, and suggestions for new infrastructure. Where should bike routes go? How should they be implemented? Etc. Do you have knowledge of transportation engineering? City planning? Or are you just an avid cyclists on Calgary's paths and streets? We want your help.
Contact: infrastructure at bikecalgary dot org
Most co-ordination is done via a mailing-list, please contact infrastructure at bikecalgary.org or user mikewarren if you want to participate.
Evaluate cycling trends through review of available data, surveys and community engagement. Compare trend evaluation to current cycling network map in order to provide feedback to the City and Council to inform decisions on infrastructure as well as produce a cycling map for Calgary.
- Improve Open Street Map data for use in bicycle routing by Ride the City Calgary. Anyone can edit the OSM map.
- Produce a good cycling map for Calgary
Identify existing high-quality routes that cyclists use to get around the City. Pull this together into a cohesive City-wide network, which will identify where infrastructure is most needed.
- Use map and other data to inform decisions on infrastructure
- Survey/questionnaire design
- Technical computer skills, especially for open mapping tools like qGIS, OpenStreetMaps, etc.
- Mappers -- people who are cyclists in various quadrants and know the roads well enough to come up with "the best" routes through them (with or without GIS skills)
- People to help with a wider consultation process (i.e. once some sort of map is in place, wider feedback from the cycling community)
- People who can produce large-sized maps (and ideally also print them) mostly for above consultations
- Someone familiar with road standards would be great -- then at least we'd know when our favourite infrastructure idea isn't possible due to existing pseudo-regulations like "design standards"...