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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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Detour alert – Ogden Road SE / Bow River Pathway

Detour alert – Ogden Road SE / Bow River Pathway

Infrastructure
As part of the ongoing construction at the Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant, the City's project team will be temporarily closing a section of the Bow River pathway near Ogden Rd SE and setting up a pathway detour from May 25th  until September 3rd.  Details of the closure and detour are outlined below and the detour is also reflected on the interactive pathway map.  The detour will be an asphalt transition and an adaptive roadway with solid barriers will be added to Ogden Road to provide a safe route for users, with a safe ramp back onto the pathway system. Thanks to the City of Calgary Project Engineer for reaching out and for thinking about the detour for all rollers and riders! See the projects website here for an insight into the…
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Earth Rangers launch Pedal for the Planet Calgary Club Mission

Earth Rangers launch Pedal for the Planet Calgary Club Mission

Education
Earth Rangers has launched a Club Mission to Calgary’s kids called Pedal for the Planet Calgary, with help from Bike Calgary. Adapted for a virtual classroom environment, the mission is designed to also be completed with the help of family and friends. The Calgary Pedal for the Planet mission will help students (and parents / teachers!) understand how cycling (and walking) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Calgary, through education material and when safe to do so, through a week-long bike-a-thon. Resources are available for education and research as well as bike safety tips, checklists for bikes and useful riding tips and tricks. After the mission, the teams will have a chance to provide feedback about what went well, what could be better and also what resources are missing from…
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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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Calgary’s 14th Annual Bike to Work Day!

Calgary’s 14th Annual Bike to Work Day!

Events
Friday, May 7, 2021 6 am- 9am by Molli Bennett The 14th Annual Bike to Work Day is approaching! Bike to Work Day celebrates cycling as a means of transportation. There is no sign up or registration fee required. This event is a lot of fun and is a great way to celebrate active transportation. The mission of Bike to Work Day Calgary is “to encourage cycling in the city to reduce our carbon footprint and promote a healthy lifestyle for all.” This year will look a bit different because of COVID-19 but we are still excited to participate in the festivities. From 6-9 am on Friday May 7th energy stations will be strategically placed through downtown. Visit the Bike to Work Day website for a map, prize information, and…
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Mission-Cliff Bungalow Community Climate Conversation

Mission-Cliff Bungalow Community Climate Conversation

Community
Over the past year and a half, Bike Calgary volunteers have been participating in the Calgary Climate Hub's "Community Climate Conversations". Check out the next virtual event this Thursday, April 29 from 7-9pm. Register Here: https://www.calgaryclimatehub.ca/cliff_bungalow_mission_community_climate_conversation Image Credit: Calgary Climate Hub - https://www.calgaryclimatehub.ca/ 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 topic areas that interest them. Bike Calgary has also 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. Are you…
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Chinatown detour designs released

Chinatown detour designs released

Infrastructure
As mentioned in the CBC article https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/city-of-calgary-construction-pathway-walkability-stakeholders-avenue-1.5983559, the City of Calgary has released the plans for the upgrades to 3rd Ave, which incorporates the Chinatown area. The City notes that the upgrades (being made for people who walk and wheel in the area) include: Improvements at intersections that enhance safety and make it easier to cross the streetThe possible installation of signals (where appropriate) to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibilityWheelchair ramp reconstruction and accessibility improvementsTraffic calming measuresChanges to on-street parking, including curb extensions or concrete islands that will improve the visibility of people at intersectionsCreating angle parking stalls where appropriate on side streets to increase parking capacityCreating dedicated facilities for cycling and other mobility devices such as scooters, in-line skates, and skateboards Why 3 Avenue South? Well according to the…
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