Director Applications – 2021

Director Applications – 2021

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Bike Calgary is hosting its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 23rd, 10:00am to noon.  This AGM, we will be hearing about the previous year, enjoying a couple of guest speakers talking about the City’s infrastructure work over the previous year and about bike theft, and finally electing several new board members. Please join us to find out what’s going on around cycling in Calgary and to contribute to selecting the board members who will guide Bike Calgary over the next year. Bike Calgary has 6 open director positions. Interested folks submitted a Director Nomination Form and successful applicants make up the candidate list for the Annual General Meeting. Members in good standing who attend the AGM will get to vote in the new Directors using ElectionBuddy  To learn more…
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Calgary Votes 2021 – Candidate Questionnaire

Calgary Votes 2021 – Candidate Questionnaire

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Bike Calgary, in partnership with Youth En Route, has distributed a survey regarding active transportation to all Mayoral and Ward candidates for the 2021 election. For information about the election and where to vote please visit: https://www.calgary.ca/election.html Link to candidate responses (Google Doc - opens in a new tab) Seven goals are stated in the City of Calgary’s Transportation Plan including environmental sustainability, safety, affordability, and universal access. Wheeling (Cycling, etc.), walking, and public transit are specified in Goal #4 with the aim to enable those modes as accessible and preferred mobility choices for a greater reach of Calgarians. In early 2020, City Council formally adopted the 5A (Always Available for All Ages & Abilities) Network Guiding Principles in order to support the development infrastructure according to the goals of…
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AGM 2021 – Oct. 23rd, 10am-noon, online (Zoom)

AGM 2021 – Oct. 23rd, 10am-noon, online (Zoom)

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Bike Calgary is hosting its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 23rd, 10:00am to noon. While we were hoping to host an in-person event soon, this fall doesn't appear to be the time, so we will be on Zoom again. This AGM, we will be hearing about the previous year, enjoying a couple of guest speakers talking about the City's infrastructure work over the previous year and about bike theft, and finally electing several new board members. Please join us to find out what's going on around cycling in Calgary and to contribute to selecting the board members who will guide Bike Calgary over the next year. Here is the Zoom link to join on October 23rd: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82412112586?pwd=RnBkK0FkVmhHdXM2cWxZbFRaakpVQT09
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Bike Calgary AGM & Director Nomination

Bike Calgary AGM & Director Nomination

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Save the Date! We are planning on having our Bike Calgary Annual General Meeting at 10am to noon on Saturday, October 23, 2021, over Zoom. We are planning some interesting content, so check back to find out what the surprises we have in store. We will confirm this date shortly, but with our members being so active and likeable, we know your calendars are booking up! We have also posted our Director nomination form (self-nominations, please). If you are interested in helping guide the direction of Bike Calgary and make a difference for our cycling community, please submit your nomination via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzVBimG6aUBbH4PZg7C40jUzX31Uu_Hk478RwrcuwUwseeWg/viewform?usp=sf_link Board experience is not required, but it is appreciated. We are looking to build representation from all the parts of our our community - geographically and…
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Bike Calgary’s first live event in 18 months!

Bike Calgary’s first live event in 18 months!

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Bike Calgary will be participating in Sustainable Calgary's Pop-Up series at the Heritage LRT station on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. We will be giving away some of our older style t-shirts and new 2021 City of Calgary pathway maps. Garry Lohuis, the Acting President, will be on hand to answer any questions about the annual meeting and election of directors in October and any other issues affecting cycling in Calgary that you would like to discuss. And we would love to see some of our members in 3D again! Heritage LRT station (8499 Horton Road SW) https://goo.gl/maps/vj5kbdFPCkbBYd5h6
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11 Street S.W. Functional Planning Study

11 Street S.W. Functional Planning Study

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The City of Calgary is undertaking a functional planning study for 11 Street S.W. / CP Rail project area. They've created some options and by dragging across your preferences from the left to the right, and adding your comments to each solution in the questions which follow, this can help the city shape this important rail crossing. You can access the study and input your preferences here: https://engage.calgary.ca/11StreetSWUnderpass Key dates: Monday 14 June 2021 – Monday 5 July 2021 Phase 2 Online Engagement Monday 14 June 2021 06:30 pm – 08:00 pm Phase 2 - Virtual Open House Pictures and information from the City of Calgary's Engage pages.
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CMHA’s Energize Don’t Hide 2021

CMHA’s Energize Don’t Hide 2021

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Energize Don’t Hide is a way to take care of your physical and mental health, while raising vital funds for CMHA Calgary programs and services. Bike Calgary is proud to again be the Bike Partner for the Energise Don't Hide Calgary event. Each year 1.6 million Canadians report unmet mental health care needs, and the demand for services has escalated due to the pandemic. Everyone has mental health and each of us has a bar which is impacted by our day-to-day activities, work and family pressures, financial pressures and of course more so the pandemic's impacts. Mental health is not a label or stigma and should be treated the same as your physical wellbeing. People who reach out for help take a brave bold step in doing so, and CMHA…
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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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