26 Avenue Southwest Engagement

26 Avenue Southwest Engagement

Advocacy, Infrastructure
26 Ave SW Bridge over Crowchild Trail Check out the engagement page for more information and to provide your feedback on the proposed 26 Ave SW improvements between 14 Street and Sarcee Trail. 26 Avenue is an important east-west link in Calgary's on-street bikeway network. It connects multiple schools and communities, the Rotary Mattamy Greenway, and the Max Teal BRT on 37 Street SW. https://engage.calgary.ca/buckmaster26?fbclid=IwAR3TX7zQKE588l4M3FZX3L3BBbP9TcW34vgRxjyVtKo07wIoDFcMVip6tZM 26 Avenue SW ranked highly in Bike Calgary's recent analysis of gaps in the 5A Network. It has also seen multiple collisions between cyclists and motor vehicles in the past two years: https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1410253972657500164?s=20 https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1300953767588720641?s=20 https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1267801367122284546?s=20 https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1266361978043240450?s=20 The existing conditions on this street are "shared lanes" between 14 St and Richmond Road, painted bike lanes between Richmond Road and 37 St SW, and "shared lanes" between…
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14 Ave NW Plans – Feedback Wanted

14 Ave NW Plans – Feedback Wanted

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Image: City of Calgary Engage Portal Check out the City of Calgary's concepts for the 14 Ave NW corridor. 14 Avenue NW is an important east-west connection for active modes of transportation. It connects major destinations like Foothills Medical Centre, Lions Park LRT station, SAIT, and the Alberta University of the Arts. It is also an important neighbourhood street for the communities of St. Andrew's Heights and Hounsfield Heights / Briar Hill. 14 Avenue is also identified as an on-street connection on the City's 5A mobility network. With the roadway planned for asphalt re-surfacing, Bike Calgary was pleased to see improved cycling and walking connections included in the project. Check out the proposed changes at https://engage.calgary.ca/14ave and be sure to fill out the survey with your feedback, especially if you…
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Mission-Cliff Bungalow Community Climate Conversation

Mission-Cliff Bungalow Community Climate Conversation

Community
Over the past year and a half, Bike Calgary volunteers have been participating in the Calgary Climate Hub's "Community Climate Conversations". Check out the next virtual event this Thursday, April 29 from 7-9pm. Register Here: https://www.calgaryclimatehub.ca/cliff_bungalow_mission_community_climate_conversation Image Credit: Calgary Climate Hub - https://www.calgaryclimatehub.ca/ These events bring together experts in various fields related to climate adaptation and mitigation, including urban planning, renewable energy, permaculture, and of course active/alternative transportation! Each speaker gives a brief presentation on their topic area, followed by breakout rooms where attendees can join in-depth conversations about topic areas that interest them. Bike Calgary has also found these events to be a valuable form of community engagement, as we get the chance to learn about community level issues, missing links, and ideas related to Active Transportation. Are you…
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14 and 15 Ave SW Mobility Improvements – Upcoming Project

Advocacy, Infrastructure
The City of Calgary is looking into options to improve mobility connections in the Beltline on 14 and 15 Ave SW. These streets were converted to one-way traffic and painted bike lines were added as part of the 17 Avenue SW street reconstruction between 2017 and 2019. Spot the bike infrastructure! Check out the project website here: https://engage.calgary.ca/1415Ave This project was also listed as a possible recipient for Provincial Government infrastructure stimulus funding (see page 13). The results from Phase 1 of public engagement were just released. The results show strong support and many comments in favour of a protected cycling connection. This is a very positive development, but there is more work to be done to make sure this project meets the City's 5A Network Principles. Here's what you…
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North Hill Area – Bikeway Traffic Calming Survey

North Hill Area – Bikeway Traffic Calming Survey

Infrastructure
As part of their Neighbourhood Streets Project, the City of Calgary has implemented some temporary traffic calming measures in the communities of Crescent Heights, Mount Pleasant, and Tuxedo Park. These changes divert traffic with the intention of lowering cut-through traffic volumes on 2 Street NW and 1 Street NE. Diagonal Diverter for motor vehicles at 2 St NW and 22 St NW 2 Street NW and 1 Street NE are well-used neighbourhood bikeways in these communities and Bike Calgary is reviewing community feedback and looking to learn more about this pilot, which has the potential to increase user safety and comfort. Have you had a chance to walk, cycle, or drive through this area since lately? The City is looking for feedback on the Engage website: https://engage.calgary.ca/northhillarea Closure of Balmoral…
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Residential Speed Limits  Public Hearing Nov. 2nd

Residential Speed Limits Public Hearing Nov. 2nd

Advocacy, Infrastructure, Uncategorized
Calgary City Council will again be hearing from citizens at a public hearing meeting of council as to whether speed limits should be reduced on residential streets. This will be done by changing the "default" speed limit in the city from the current 50 km/h. Higher-speed roads would have speed limit signs clarifying any differences from the default speed limit. This is what Council's current thinking is Want to support or encourage council in this proposed change? If so, this is what can you do; 1. Sign up to speak at the public hearing by emailing publicsubmissions@calgary.ca and indicating that you would like to speak to the speed limits item. We recommend speaking to your own personal experience, and what matters to you. There is now an option to call in to…
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Infrastructure Rides – Inglewood 9 Ave SE

Infrastructure Rides – Inglewood 9 Ave SE

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Last week, members of Bike Calgary's infrastructure task force took a spin through Inglewood to check out some new intersection improvements and a short section of raised cycle track along 9 Avenue SE. Here is the link to the project website: This project improves a missing link in the cycling network, connecting destinations such as the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, International Ave (17 Ave SE), Pearce Estate Park, Calgary Zoo, and Inglewood's 9 Ave main street. The group took stops along the way to discuss their experiences and observations. Here is some of what we saw: The Highlights The raised cycle track under the CP rail tracks is a big improvement. Before this project, users would have to brave the traffic in a dark, bumpy underpass, or navigate a narrow sidewalk.…
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Calgary’s Green Line LRT – Online Engagement

Calgary’s Green Line LRT – Online Engagement

Advocacy, Infrastructure
City of Portland Multi-Use Transit Bridge - Spinlister.com Online Engagement Link: https://engage.calgary.ca/greenline Calgary's Green Line is looking to get back on track! With the new Stage 1 alignment being released in late January, the City of Calgary is looking for input on some changes to the LRT alignment through, the Beltline, Downtown, and up Centre Street to 16 Avenue North. The online feedback page gives you an opportunity to input challenges and opportunities for the various sections of the Centre City alignment. Here are some possible topics to consider that could impact cycling connections in the area: Centre Street North: East-West Crossings for cycling and walking across Centre Street Bow River Crossing: Opportunity for a multi-use pathway as part of the bridge over Memorial Drive, the Bow River, and Prince's…
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EngageCalgary Survey – Stephen Avenue Master Plan

EngageCalgary Survey – Stephen Avenue Master Plan

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Survey Link: https://engage.calgary.ca/stephenavenue The City of Calgary is looking for your input on the Stephen Avenue corridor, which includes 8 Ave South from Olympic Plaza (Macleod Trail SE) to the Mewata Armoury (11 St. SW). 8 Ave South is one of the most well-used cycling routes in the downtown core, and is also a popular destination for both Calgarians and visitors. This project is a great opportunity to improve the experience of people who bike and walk, and could include extending the shared space/vehicle free area further west, towards 11 St. SW. Check out the survey at the link provided above!
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2nd Street SW Cycle Tracks – Info Session

2nd Street SW Cycle Tracks – Info Session

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Time: 5:30PM to 8:30PMLocation: Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association2201 Cliff Street Calgary, AB The City of Calgary is hosting an information session to share the final design for the 2nd Street SW Complete Street Project. Construction is planned for Spring/Summer of 2020 for protected cycling infrastructure that will upgrade an important connection between the Elbow River Pathway and the 12 Ave SW cycle track. Come out to show your support for this project and for the City's continued investment in active modes. With political uncertainty around budget cuts, we can remind City administration and staff that relatively small investments in cycling and walking can help the City and Province save money by reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and supporting physical and mental health! The final…
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