Ride to Remembrance – Thank you!

Ride to Remembrance – Thank you!

Events, Uncategorized
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?

#sharedstreets, Uncategorized
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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Want your say about Stephen Ave?

Want your say about Stephen Ave?

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In case you missed the open house earlier in the week, the city is soliciting feedback online between Oct. 20 and Nov. 10 at engage.calgary.ca/stephenavenue. What do you think would be a benefit for cyclists here? The pedestrian walkway is arguably Calgary’s most iconic street, featuring stores, restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs. https://engage.calgary.ca/stephenavenue
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Bike Calgary AGM – Oct. 21, 2020, 7pm

Bike Calgary AGM – Oct. 21, 2020, 7pm

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Bike Calgary is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. This will be our first online AGM and we are hoping you can join us. The agenda will include a review of what we've been up to over the last year, plans and ideas for the upcoming year (with an interactive session so we can hear from our members), and some society business, including our financial statement and election of new directors to the board (don't worry, we will try to keep this part short). The event can be accessed on Zoom via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86276035560 or via phone at (587) 328-1099, Meeting ID: 862 7603 5560 Bike Calgary is looking for a few new members for the Board of Directors.…
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Presentation to the Standing Policy Committee for Planning and Urban Development

Presentation to the Standing Policy Committee for Planning and Urban Development

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On the 7th October, Bike Calgary presented a written submission along with an in-person presentation to the committee at City Hall as part of the Committee for Planning and Urban Development. Our speech, supported by the Calgary Climate Hub who also presented, was to highlight to the committee that the 5A Map (Always Available for All Ages and Abilities) should be split into phases and the city should use this to access federal funding to enable the plan to be initiated in 2021. How can you help? Well you can help by writing to your councilor and ask them to not only support the plan to initiate phase 1 but ask them what phase 1 would look like in your Ward. Some councilors voted "no" to the city's overall plan…
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Winter Riding? In Calgary………..really? Well yes, you totally can!

Winter Riding? In Calgary………..really? Well yes, you totally can!

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Article by Nigel Swytink-Binnema Some think that riding in the winter is something that requires a huge expenditure, or only for those who have cold blood running through their veins and another bike fitted specifically for the conditions. Commuting or riding a bicycle is an alien concept when our weather shifts into minus territory. Well no, this doesn't have to be the case at all and the perception that your bike has to be hung up on first snow or you need a specific bike, are false. It’s probably a lot easier than you think. Year-round riding in Calgary is actually not only fun at the weekends but very practical to commute to work or even split a journey using the LRT, if you follow some golden rules. Dress for…
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#sharedstreets alignment with City’s 5A Network plan

#sharedstreets alignment with City’s 5A Network plan

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"What's the 5A Network?" we hear you asking and, "How does this relate to the #sharedstreets campaign and the adaptive roadways (Covid lanes)?" Well, let us explain about the 5A Network and tell you about what we are doing to make cycling safer and more accessible for all Calgarians. Rest assured that we've not deviated in our efforts to retain the adaptive roadways. We realize that some of them replace missing infrastructure or address existing pathways that are insufficient for the volume of users. They need to be retained to bridge this gap. They will be used in winter as Calgarians don't hibernate until the thaw (see our upcoming blog about winter riding, counter to the views of the NY Times) and we need these spaces more than ever! But…
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