Earth Hour – March 27th

Earth Hour – March 27th

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Between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on March 27th is Earth Hour in YYC. Now this might not be a prime-time cycling hour there are things that our environmentally friendly activity can do to contribute. So: make a pledge through social media to #EarthHourYYC and #500ClimatePledge to share your pledge message. This will also enter you into a draw of a $500 to spend at local businesses! Use that hour to consider how you travel. Is there a chance to leave the car behind and use public transport and a bike (generally know as trip-chaining) or just roll there on your two wheeled machine! Each time you leave the car behind or use other greener modes of transport, you make a contribution to reducing our impacts on the climate. At the same…
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Green Line Engagement

Green Line Engagement

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The City of Calgary is running some public engagement sessions about the green line over the next several weeks. Included in some of these sessions will be an opportunity to share insight and perspectives on how multi-user pathways are integrated into the Green Line project. We at Bike Calgary encourage you to participate in these engagement sessions as you are able so that the project team at the city can make decisions informed by a range of feedback from people who use bikes! image from: https://images.dailyhive.com/20170512121142/green-line-lrt-calgary-3.png There are several online virtual drop in and engagement sessions as well as feedback forms that are available to fill out. To learn more, visit the main project page for more information or choose an engagement to ensure your perspective is considered in the…
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North Central Bus Rapid Transit Study

North Central Bus Rapid Transit Study

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Through to February 10, the City is engaging Calgarians and collecting input to further inform the functional plans. There are a variety of ways for you to get involved. Remember, you can put your bike on a bus and "trip chain" the journey! Watch an online presentation You can watch this online presentation to learn further detail about the project, or review the slides in PDF. Share your feedback online Please scroll down to complete the survey and provide your feedback. Ask a question Use the question and answer widget located in the right sidebar to ask the project team a question. Attend an event They are hosting a virtual open house for you to attend:. February 9 from 12 to 1:15 p.m. Drop-in style event via. Microsoft Teams Register to attend here…
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How some Canadian Cities, including ours, are tackling year-round cycling

How some Canadian Cities, including ours, are tackling year-round cycling

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Should rolling anywhere be a seasonable experience? Does this have to be this way? Here are some example of how Cities across Canada (and yes, Winnipeg gets a shout-out here) are tackling this. https://www.tcat.ca/project/increasing-cycling-in-canada/10-address-weather-and-hills/ So come on Calgarians, what do you think we need to improve our experience, make it safer and more accessible for year-round infrastructure? Here are also some examples of how you to get out there and experience the different conditions this time of year puts in front on our wheels. https://bikecalgary.org/winter-riding-in-calgary-really-well-yes-you-totally-can/ https://bikecalgary.org/shift-into-winter-follow-up-questions-answers-on-winter-cycling/ https://www.wintercitiestoolkit.com/tools/
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January 2021 Newsletter

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We issued our January newsletter to our members last week, and as usual we like to share things, so here's a copy for you to read over a warm drink. https://mailchi.mp/700c8710ab87/bike-calgary-newsletter-budget-events-and-new-board-members-764804 If you would like to get the newsletter when it comes out, join the Bike Calgary team here. There is a free and paid option (with benefits). As you will see, the team worked on providing supporting factual information to Calgarians and Councillors on the Residential Speed limits. The resulting City of Calgary Standard Speed Limit Bylaw change was passed, and this will amend the default unposted speed limit within city limits to 40 km/h effective May 31, 2021. The City is working on a implementation plan, education and awareness campaign, as well as criteria for which Collector roads will…
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Ride to Remembrance – Thank you!

Ride to Remembrance – Thank you!

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On behalf of Tegh Singh, his family and Bike Calgary we would like to thank everyone who contributed either by helping us on the event or to raise funds and awareness for the Veterans Transition Network and Field of Crosses. The total received by Bike Calgary alone was $3,300 which has been split equally to each charity. We are also aware that a lot of direct contributions were also made to each organization, so thank you! "The Beast" has been retuned to its owner, pampered and is out on its normal daily Winter travels on our pathways, and we are pleased to hear that Tegh has a set of studded tires for his TWV bike and he intends to carry on riding in the Winter months! For Tegh, Bike Calgary…
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Its budget time…….so how are we funding our mobility learning from 2020?

Its budget time…….so how are we funding our mobility learning from 2020?

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Its without doubt been a hard year and we all need to adjust and contribute to any budget reductions. But will the reductions be equitable in relation to mobility, and will they apply to our changing mobility modes that we've seen in 2020? We know from the city's own statistics that mobility pathway use is up over 469%. So will the budget reflect this? You would think so! From what we know, about 21% is the average budget reduction requirement, (including essential services which cannot operate below their current allocation (e.g. 311). News is.......it doesn't! In fact the pathway budget is planned to be hit by over 50% in 2021 AND even lower in 2022! Around the world we see cities adapting. Here is an article that not only shows…
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November Newsletter is here!

November Newsletter is here!

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In our normal sharing way we've issued our November newsletter and want to make sure we spread the news across the YYC and beyond! Click the link here to read our update: https://mailchi.mp/d8e9b0276203/bike-calgary-newsletter-budget-events-and-new-board-members-3271978?e=b145e69ea1 Some teasers......... We announce the new board for 2020/2021Winter cycling? More tips!Our #sharedstreets and #ridetoremembrance updatesWhere you can find us on social mediae-bikes - Well there's a catalogue to go through from the eBIKES International team
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Infrastructure Ride with Councillor Dr. Jyoti Gondek

Infrastructure Ride with Councillor Dr. Jyoti Gondek

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by Dr. Pratim Sengupta, Infrastructure Lead, Bike Calgary and Professor, University of Calgary - Werklund School of Education When you think of Bike Calgary, bikes might come to mind.  Well, that is not entirely off the mark. After all, as Bike Calgary volunteers, we ride a lot on our bikes. And we advocate for things like Bike Lanes and Bike Pathways.  BUT we stand for a lot more: multi-use pathways, for all ages and abilities, which can be accessed anytime during the day or night and the year. Councillor Dr. Gondek (Ward 3), a doctorate in urban sociology from the University of Calgary, refers to MUPs as Mobility Corridors. Last week, Dr. Gondek invited Bike Calgary to join her on a ride in her Ward so that she could show…
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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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