Lack of proper infrastructure is a key barrier to Canadians cycling more, CAA finds

Lack of proper infrastructure is a key barrier to Canadians cycling more, CAA finds

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According to a poll by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) released today, nearly one in three Canadians (31 percent) say they would cycle more if cycling infrastructure was better. See the full article here: https://www.caa.ca/infrastructure-barrier-to-cycling/ “Proper, permanent infrastructure – such as lanes separated by barriers and connected pathways – are essential to making Canadians feel safer when cycling,” says Ian Jack, vice president of public affairs, CAA National. What do you think about Calgary's bike infrastructure? Drop a comment in our forums section at https://bikecalgary.org/forums
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Double Celebration -Bike Calgary Strava Club breaks the 10,000 kms / City celebrates 1,000 kms of pathway!

Double Celebration -Bike Calgary Strava Club breaks the 10,000 kms / City celebrates 1,000 kms of pathway!

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Since its conception in February, the Bike Calgary Strava Club has completed over 10,000 kms and grown to 185 members in its 5 months. Its tracked multiple users from those commuting, exploring and just running errands. Remember, you don't have to be a paid member to use Strava, which is available for smartphone, navigation device or just online manual input. Along with this, the City has just announced the milestone of 1000 kms of cycling pathways within the City boundary, so now there is more and more to explore!https://newsroom.calgary.ca/city-of-calgary-celebrates-1000-km-of-paved-pathway/#:~:text=The%20City%20of%20Calgary%20has,springs%20and%20plenty%20of%20wildlife. Join the Bike Calgary Strava Club on https://www.strava.com/clubs/572563 to see the groups activities and of course receive update posts from our website
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Inspirational cyclists!

Inspirational cyclists!

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Cycling is an activity that has no limits and no boundaries, enjoyed by persons of all ages and abilities. Take some time to watch this video for how these truly inspirational people overcome all the barriers to ride and enjoy their cycling activities. https://rootedinrights.org/video/disabled-bikers/ Calgary's pathway infrastructure is available to all users and Bike Calgary is committed to advocating for improvements, expansion and access to all.
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Is your bike registered on Bike Index?

Is your bike registered on Bike Index?

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The Calgary Police Service (CPS) has partnered with Bike Index, a free, online bike registration service, to aide in returning stolen bikes recovered by the CPS back to their rightful owners. https://www.calgary.ca/cps/public-services/bike-index.html At the moment around 12% of bikes get recovered and a key step to reuniting them with their owners is to identify them. By registering you will also add a deterrent to bike thieves in knowing that resale will be more difficult. So what do you need to do? Find your bikes serial number, usually located on the underside of your bike. Flip it upside down and look under the bottom bracket which houses the crank for your pedals https://bikeindex.org/serialsGo online and follow the directions to register your bike https://bikeindex.org/ While you are on, register all of them, the kids…
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Calgary, the first Canadian City to reach 1 million e-scooter rides!

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Yes, Calgary is the first Canadian City to rack up 1 million rides on rental e-scooters! Using the city's shared cycling and pathway infrastructure, the popular electric scooters have ridden more per-vehicle, per-day than another other city in the world for one of the providers, Lime. This year has seen Lime, Bird and now Roll join the popular e-scooter rental market here in Calgary, demonstrating that mobility rental is a popular choice for Calgarians. Lime has estimated that these rental rides have eliminated over 250,000 car rides since the program started last year. Such popularity underlines the need for a significant review of the infrastructure provided to the City's pathway users, shared by cyclists, skaters, e-scooters, runners, walkers and of course our ever present geese! In some instances all of…
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Bike Calgary’s Partnership with Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge

Bike Calgary’s Partnership with Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge

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Bike Calgary is pleased to announce its bike partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region for the virtual Energize Don’t Hide event and summer wellness campaign from June 21 to September 21, 2020. CMHA Calgary’s event is encouraging Canadians to set a fitness goal and challenge others to match your energy! Begin by registering for Energize Don’t Hide and make a minimum donation of $20 to support continued CMHA Calgary programs and services. Then reach your goal by completing 20 minutes of exercise daily, whether it be indoor or outdoor (running, cycling, static bike, yoga, dance party in your living room etc.), to activate your mental and physical health. Track your daily activity by joining CMHA Calgary’s Strava Club Energize Don’t Hide 2020 Challenge. Don’t forget to challenge…
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Sorry! Peace Bridge Closed from tomorrow for maintenance

Sorry! Peace Bridge Closed from tomorrow for maintenance

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From 7am tomorrow morning until end of day Thursday, the Peace Bridge will be closed for routing maintenance. Diversions will be posted as advised by the City's communications team. Options to cross are; under Crowchild Trail; under the LRT adjacent to 10th Ave; Princes Island by Sunnyside Bank Park or under Centre Street Bridge (which is closed to cars at the moment!) See: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/peace-bridge-maintenance-1.5602417
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Today is World Bike Day!

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Today is June 3rd and it's our day to celebrate pedal power around the world! So in recognition, we would like you to reply with pictures of your ride, your favorite ride picture or just tell us why you ride! Add #worldbikeday and #bikecalgary and #yyc to your post and lets see those machines! https://www.un.org/en/observances/bicycle-day Don't forget to review and add nominations for the Bike Calgary 2020 Bike Awards & Celebration, click here for information: https://bikecalgary.org/awards/
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Green Line Expansion – Lets increase our cadence!

Green Line Expansion – Lets increase our cadence!

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UPDATE - Check out Bike Calgary's letter to the City of Calgary in support of the Green Line! The City's Green Line Committee will be meeting again on June 1 and will have a public feedback component. More information of this expansion project can be seen here: https://engage.calgary.ca/greenline or through this website https://www.projectcalgary.org/ On June 15th and pending approval at the Green Line Committee meeting on June 1, the updated Stage 1 alignment will proceed to City Council for final approval. This infrastructure expansion provides a number of possible benefits for Calgary's cyclists and to enable us to maximise this, we need to make ourselves heard! So why would Bike Calgary be interested in this? Statistically on average, people are willing to walk 750 m, and to cycle or scoot…
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