Please check out this blog post and petition from a Bike Calgary member (and former President of Bike Calgary).
This petition is part of a wonderful, broader project. Here is a quote from their website:
Calgary is at a crossroads. Our economy faces major challenges. Unemployment and office vacancies are among the highest in the country. Decades of costly sprawl and poor urban planning have stretched municipal budgets and spread city services thin. Meanwhile, the world is changing rapidly and we risk being left behind if we don’t adapt quickly.
But we are a city of builders shaped by two rivers at a confluence of cultures. We share the belief that Calgary’s best stories are yet to be told.