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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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26 Avenue Southwest Engagement

26 Avenue Southwest Engagement

Advocacy, Infrastructure
26 Ave SW Bridge over Crowchild Trail Check out the engagement page for more information and to provide your feedback on the proposed 26 Ave SW improvements between 14 Street and Sarcee Trail. 26 Avenue is an important east-west link in Calgary's on-street bikeway network. It connects multiple schools and communities, the Rotary Mattamy Greenway, and the Max Teal BRT on 37 Street SW. https://engage.calgary.ca/buckmaster26?fbclid=IwAR3TX7zQKE588l4M3FZX3L3BBbP9TcW34vgRxjyVtKo07wIoDFcMVip6tZM 26 Avenue SW ranked highly in Bike Calgary's recent analysis of gaps in the 5A Network. It has also seen multiple collisions between cyclists and motor vehicles in the past two years: https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1410253972657500164?s=20 https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1300953767588720641?s=20 https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1267801367122284546?s=20 https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1266361978043240450?s=20 The existing conditions on this street are "shared lanes" between 14 St and Richmond Road, painted bike lanes between Richmond Road and 37 St SW, and "shared lanes" between…
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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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EP Scarlett High School pilot project ends with successful Bike to School day

EP Scarlett High School pilot project ends with successful Bike to School day

Community, Education
Bikes in loaned City of Calgary racks at EP Scarlett HIgh School in SW Calgary Is there a way to get teenagers to change their transportation choices? Bike Calgary has completed its Pilot Project at Dr. EP Scarlett High School in SW Calgary. Because of Covid, the work has been on-again and off-again as in-school classes started and stopped, but we got there, and were able to organize the Bike to School day on June 4th! About 50 students and teachers rode to school – a five-fold increase from a normal summer day where just 10 bikes are in the racks. One Grade 10 student rode from Sunnyside, another youth pedaled in from Silverado – in just 37 minutes! A group of nine teachers rode in a convoy from the…
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14 Ave NW Plans – Feedback Wanted

14 Ave NW Plans – Feedback Wanted

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Image: City of Calgary Engage Portal Check out the City of Calgary's concepts for the 14 Ave NW corridor. 14 Avenue NW is an important east-west connection for active modes of transportation. It connects major destinations like Foothills Medical Centre, Lions Park LRT station, SAIT, and the Alberta University of the Arts. It is also an important neighbourhood street for the communities of St. Andrew's Heights and Hounsfield Heights / Briar Hill. 14 Avenue is also identified as an on-street connection on the City's 5A mobility network. With the roadway planned for asphalt re-surfacing, Bike Calgary was pleased to see improved cycling and walking connections included in the project. Check out the proposed changes at https://engage.calgary.ca/14ave and be sure to fill out the survey with your feedback, especially if you…
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Bike Calgary Newsletter: So much bike advocacy in the works!

Bike Calgary Newsletter: So much bike advocacy in the works!

Advocacy
View this email in your browserCalgary Climate Hub:Over the past 18 months, Bike Calgary volunteers have been participating in the Calgary Climate Hub's "Community Climate Conversations", led by Bike Calgary member Jonathan Van Heyst.These events bring together experts in various fields related to climate adaptation and mitigation, including urban planning, renewable energy, permaculture, and of course active/alternative transportation. Each speaker gives a brief presentation on their topic area, followed by breakout rooms where attendees can join in-depth conversations about topics that interest them. Bike Calgary found these events to be a valuable form of community engagement, as we get the chance to learn about community-level issues, missing links, and ideas related to Active Transportation. Mark your calendars! On June 2nd, the COVID-safe digital version of our popular Community Climate Conversation will be going to…
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