12 Ave South Improvements Open House Dec 11th

12 Ave South Improvements Open House Dec 11th

Advocacy, Events, Infrastructure
(City of Calgary Project Page Phase 3 Image - Link below) Another City Open House to add to your calendar's this time regarding Phase 3 of the 12 Ave West cycle track extension. We know Bike Calgary members were pretty tickled to have Phase 2 open this autumn when the original 12 Ave cycle track was extended from 11 St SW to 15th St SW across 14 St and into Sunulta. The next phase will be about connecting the cycle track all the way to the Bow River Pathway, yippee! Project Site and for more information or if you cannot make the open house: https://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Pages/Cycling/Cycling-Route-Improvements/12-Avenue-South-improvements.aspx Drop In: Date: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019Venue: Sunalta Community Hall, 1627 10 Ave S.W.​, Calgary, AB T3C 0J7 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
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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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Banff Trail Improvement Project – Give The City Your Feedback

Banff Trail Improvement Project – Give The City Your Feedback

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Open House [PAST] Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Time: 7-9 p.m. (Drop-in)Location:The Best Western Village Park Inn​No RSVP Required If you are unable to join in-person at the above event, you can provide your feedback online via a link the following link that will be active from October 24 – November 8: https://engage.calgary.ca/banfftrailareaimprovements The City of Calgary is hosting a Public Open House TONIGHT [PAST] to present and get feedback on the Banff Trail Improvement project. Our cycling community presence is important as there are major connection and infrastructure improvements that will improve east/west connections. The major improvements to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure include the following: Connections to and from Foothills Medical Centre Campus via 16th Ave NW Adding a pedestrian ramp to the pedestrian bridge east of Banff Trail N.W. on…
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Volunteers Needed for Stephen Avenue Redesign Survey

Volunteers Needed for Stephen Avenue Redesign Survey

Infrastructure, Volunteering
Stephen Avenue is one of Calgary's most iconic, busiest, and recognizable streets. The stretch of 8th Avenue SW from Olympic Plaza to 11th Street SW is known for its retail spaces, restaurants, historic buildings, cultural spaces, cycling infrastructure, and top-notch people watching. The City of Calgary is undertaking a redesign of Stephen Avenue to maximize its potential and draw visitors above and beyond the downtown lunch crowd. The redesign process includes a survey of public space and public life on Stephen Avenue and the City of Calgary and Gehl and Urban Strategy are looking for volunteers to help collect survey responses. There are three time slots on both Thursday, August 15th and Saturday, August 17th as well as a volunteer training session on Wednesday, August 14th. Please see the attached…
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Show Your Support For the 42 Avenue SE Complete Streets Project

Show Your Support For the 42 Avenue SE Complete Streets Project

Advocacy, Infrastructure
The City has just finished gathering input to improve accessibility and connectivity along 42 Avenue S.E. for people who bike, walk and take transit. For cyclists, the project should greatly improve what currently is a classic "black-hole" in cycling infrastructure. Now we need to make sure this project goes ahead. For people that are not familiar with the area, the 42 Avenue SE corridor is probably the only logical east-west connection between the Inglewood area and Heritage drive.  The road is an old-fashioned car-truck oriented design that is not inviting to ride on.  Having said that, it has the potential to from excellent connections between areas like Stanley Park, Mission Road SW and the Mission area, Spiller Road SE/Stampede Park, the cycling infrastructure on 11 Street SE, the Bow River pathway system…
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12 Ave SW Improvements

12 Ave SW Improvements

Advocacy, Infrastructure
The City of Calgary is planning to make some improvements of 12 Ave SW over this and next summer. By the end of summer 2019 we'll see the extension of the 12 Ave cycle track to 16 St SW. In 2020, the cycle track will be extended further West to 19 St SW and the Bow River pathway. More information can be found on the city's site: https://calgary.ca/12ave Summer 2019 cycle track extension to 16 St SW Summer 2020 cycle track extension to Bow River Pathway The rest of the project is a little less exciting for people who primarily bike in the area, but will see the elimination of the infamous "lane jog" for cars on 12 Ave SW. This means the route will provide two vehicle lanes that…
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Bike Calgary’s letter to the City re: 2019-2022 Budget

Bike Calgary’s letter to the City re: 2019-2022 Budget

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Bike Calgary has just submitted its letter to the City of Calgary in regards to budget deliberations. The new budget includes amounts for Complete Streets and Main Streets, which both include considerations for cycling infrastructure. The budget is not specific as to the amount of those bigger buckets that will go specifically to cycling, so we wanted to make sure our Councillors and Mayor understood the value of improved cycling infrastructure in the city, and encourage them to specify amounts to support this. Click here to see the copy of our letter. And it's not too late for you to contact your Councillor to remind them of the importance of supporting cycling and providing adequate funding!
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Provide feedback on Calgary’s cycling infrastructure

Provide feedback on Calgary’s cycling infrastructure

Infrastructure
One of the challenges that cities face in planning and developing cycling infrastructure is knowing about current best practices, what other cities are spending on infrastructure, and what sort of increase in cycling can be expected for certain investments. To help provide this sort of information to city planners, Places For Bikes is gathering information about what is being done in various cities and how cyclists respond to those improvements and ranking participating cities. Places For Bikes gathers different types of information (e.g. amount of different types of infrastructure in each city, official mode share surveys in each city), and one type of information they want is feedback from cyclists across North America (“Community Survey”). Please take a few minutes to complete the Place For Bikes Community Survey. You will…
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Infrastructure Volunteer Opportunity

Infrastructure Volunteer Opportunity

Infrastructure, Volunteering
Are you interested in contributing to the future of bike infrastructure in Calgary? Bike Calgary is looking for a volunteer to take on a dedicated advocacy role regarding the new City of Calgary's 2nd Street SW Complete Street project. The volunteer role will be an amazing way to constructively work with the City and with Bike Calgary to give feedback on the cycle tracks included within the project. What is Your Time Commitment? This role starts immediately. ~10hrs/month for the next month or two ~2-4hrs/month until the end of the project Project completion is expected within 1-2 years. What Would You Need to Do? Gather published and requested data from the City of Calgary regarding the proposed project Solicit feedback from Bike Calgary members regarding the proposed project, including gathering…
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