When community space becomes personal risk.

When community space becomes personal risk.

Community, Education
Written: January 21, 2021 Karly J Ross Always accessible for all ages and abilities, this is the beginning but not the whole story. How we exist and move through space is not the same from person to person. I am sure many like me can speak to uncomfortable encounters when they stopped on the bike path, not always sure if they are safe on that long lonely stretch, wondering if there is a risk to the activity that extends beyond interactions with cars and infrastructure.  How we exist in space is not always equal, and today we received a news report that once again highlights the differences of experience when existing in public space. Today is also personally hard for me because of a loss of a loved elder in…
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Panorama Hills – Engage

Community
The City of Calgary is testing a Neighbourhood Streets pilot policy with the goal of creating local streets where neighbours can connect and choose travel options, no matter their age or ability. As part of the Neighbourhood Streets Program, The City is working with the community to improve streets in Panorama Hills for everyone to travel around the community. You can complete the survey and stay connected through email updates by clicking on the link below. The survey closes on the 27th December. https://engage.calgary.ca/panoramahills Panorama Hills is a residential community established in 1996. It is located in northcentral Calgary bounded by Stoney Trail to the north, Harvest Hills Boulevard to the east and Council Hills Boulevard to the south. According to the 2018 Civic Census, Panorama Hills has the third…
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Shift into Winter: Follow-up questions & answers on winter cycling

Shift into Winter: Follow-up questions & answers on winter cycling

Community, Education, Events
#frostbiking winter cycling Original post October 30, 2020 - shared with permission from #TwoWheelView, thank you. |Lindsey Bliek, Kim Fisher and Vanessa Urschel On October 15, 2020, Two Wheel View hosted the 4th Annual Shift into Winter cycling panel in conjunction with the City of Calgary. (The video of this virtual panel is available here.) As a follow-up, we have put together this post full of questions and comments from the chat box of the event, curated by Bike Calgary volunteers. We hope it helps to answer any more questions you may have about cycling in wintertime that weren’t answered at the event! Bike Maintenance Got questions on how to maintain your bike all season long? Is there any way to avoid destroying a bike when riding in winter? Your bike definitely…
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