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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 still be 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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eBikes International Launches Fall Edition with eGear 2021, eAdventures & More

eBikes International Launches Fall Edition with eGear 2021, eAdventures & More

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We're excited to present eBikes International's Fall 2020 edition featuring a fabulous selection of great articles including an extensive eGear 2021 section covering eSystems, eBikes and eAccessories for the upcoming season. The debut eAdventures guide highlights destinations in Canada, the USA and Europe for a lifetime of memories. Plus check out the in-depth coverage of eCargo Bikes that are fast becoming the go-to vehicle to transport goods. Join the eRevolution and enjoy the Fall 2020 Flip Book Read the Flip Book Here
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Virtual Information Sessions – Eau Claire, 3rd Ave, Jaipur Bridge and Centre Street Pathway Ramp

Virtual Information Sessions – Eau Claire, 3rd Ave, Jaipur Bridge and Centre Street Pathway Ramp

Infrastructure
The City of Calgary is investing in Eau Claire, Chinatown and the East Village to enhance areas where Calgarians can proudly participate in a desirable, active and lively cultural destination. (thank you Bike Calgary volunteers for helping with the video, which can be seen here). The projects in the area combine flood protection, lifecycle improvements, upgrades to public spaces and walking and cycling paths, enhanced safety measures, all with the goal of building and maintaining downtown vibrancy. The virtual information sessions are taking place from the 19th to 30th October. Click the link below for more information and sign up for the numerous info sessions. https://www.calgary.ca/pda/pd/current-studies-and-ongoing-activities/eau-claire-public-realm-plan.html
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AGM 2020

Join us as we celebrate the successes of the last year, solicit your input on priorities for the next year, and take care of some society annual business. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86276035560 Or via phone at (587) 328-1099, Meeting ID: 862 7603 5560
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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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Exercise Freedom Together, supporting the Field of Crosses Charity

Exercise Freedom Together, supporting the Field of Crosses Charity

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Bike Calgary is honoured to support the Exercise Freedom Together campaign, inviting Canadians to celebrate their freedom by participating in an exercise challenge. All donations will benefit the Field of Crosses charity. Field of Crosses honours the brave Southern Albertans who sacrificed their lives in active combat, displaying 3,500 white crosses annually at Calgary’s Field of Crosses Memorial Park during the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day. Each cross bears the name of a Southern Albertan who lost their life fighting for freedom. By participating in the Exercise Freedom Together campaign, you can help keep this tradition going. We therefore challenge you to ride 3 kms or more leading up to remembrance day on the 11th November, wear a poppy and send us your pictures and post them on Facebook,…
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Bike Calgary pushes city to keep pedestrian, cyclist lanes open through winter

Bike Calgary pushes city to keep pedestrian, cyclist lanes open through winter

#sharedstreets, Advocacy
The City has decided to remove the mobility lanes installed in March to enable Calgarians to socially distance. Our option to this is within the Calgary Herald today. https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/bike-calgary-pushes-city-to-extend-pedestrian-cyclist-lanes-through-winter The stats show the numbers, so reviewing them in the Spring will change what? Our presentation to the city on Wednesday also provided an opportunity to obtain federal funding and create a Phase 1 of the city's long term plans. This would enable us to connect pathways and provide communities with viable mobility options, including schools, which could include some of these lanes. Speak to your Councilor and lets get some traction #yyc!
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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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Mobility connections can be achieved through a 5A Network “Phase 1”

Mobility connections can be achieved through a 5A Network “Phase 1”

#sharedstreets, Advocacy, Infrastructure
What if we had an alternate affordable option for transportation that meant we could leave our cars at home? What if people of all abilities could access our pathway systems and it was interconnected to and within communities and allowed our children to use them to get to school safely? Suburban, New and Downtown Communities linked up to each other and to our transportation network? #sharedstreets is seeking support to enable Calgary to access federal funding to help us achieve some of this. The City has already been thinking ahead with the 5A network plan, but as we know, this detailed long term plan doesn't cater for the short term demands and needs. Councilor Jyoti Gondek explained today on CBC news how this issue impacts parts of the Ward 3…
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Be safe. Leave space

Be safe. Leave space

Education
There has been a lot of debate on speed limits lately in the #yyc, but education will always remain a foundation as to how we can also prevent collisions and how we act when we are sharing the streets. Driving in a residential area irrespective of the speed limit (this is a maximum after all, not a standard), should consider visibility, locations of parked vehicles, sharp or blind corners and we should always be ready to stop quickly. The City of Calgary has implemented a "Be safe. Leave space" communications campaign to help increase the awareness to people driving of the current rules for passing a person cycling on the road. https://www.calgary.ca/transportation/tp/cycling/cycling-education-and-safety/transportation-bylaw-changes.html?redirect=/safepassing From September 1, 2019 motorists driving slower than 60km/h are required by law to leave a minimum of 1…
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