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Volunteers Needed for Stephen Avenue Redesign Survey

Volunteers Needed for Stephen Avenue Redesign Survey

Infrastructure, Volunteering
Stephen Avenue is one of Calgary's most iconic, busiest, and recognizable streets. The stretch of 8th Avenue SW from Olympic Plaza to 11th Street SW is known for its retail spaces, restaurants, historic buildings, cultural spaces, cycling infrastructure, and top-notch people watching. The City of Calgary is undertaking a redesign of Stephen Avenue to maximize its potential and draw visitors above and beyond the downtown lunch crowd. The redesign process includes a survey of public space and public life on Stephen Avenue and the City of Calgary and Gehl and Urban Strategy are looking for volunteers to help collect survey responses. There are three time slots on both Thursday, August 15th and Saturday, August 17th as well as a volunteer training session on Wednesday, August 14th. Please see the attached…
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Show Your Support For the 42 Avenue SE Complete Streets Project

Show Your Support For the 42 Avenue SE Complete Streets Project

Advocacy, Infrastructure
The City has just finished gathering input to improve accessibility and connectivity along 42 Avenue S.E. for people who bike, walk and take transit. For cyclists, the project should greatly improve what currently is a classic "black-hole" in cycling infrastructure. Now we need to make sure this project goes ahead. For people that are not familiar with the area, the 42 Avenue SE corridor is probably the only logical east-west connection between the Inglewood area and Heritage drive.  The road is an old-fashioned car-truck oriented design that is not inviting to ride on.  Having said that, it has the potential to from excellent connections between areas like Stanley Park, Mission Road SW and the Mission area, Spiller Road SE/Stampede Park, the cycling infrastructure on 11 Street SE, the Bow River pathway system…
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Buy tickets for the YYC Bike Awards & Celebration – Sept 20th!

Buy tickets for the YYC Bike Awards & Celebration – Sept 20th!

Events, YYC Bike Award
Tickets are now on sale for the annual YYC Bike Awards & Celebration! Join us to celebrate Calgary's cycling community and help raise some funds for Bike Calgary. The annual YYC Bike Awards acknowledge contributions to cycling in Calgary by advocates, commuters, businesses, and schools. If you'd like to nominate someone, check out the webpage or fill out the nomination form. Purchase tickets to the celebration through Event Brite. The celebration will be on Friday, September 20th, at the Sunalta Community Centre (1627 10 Ave SW). Doors open at 6:30pm, YYC Bike Awards are presented at 7:30pm, and revelry follows. This year, we will be featuring some of the successes we've had both as Bike Calgary and as a cycling and active transportation community in Calgary. We'd love you have…
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July Board of Directors meeting

Monthly meeting for the Board of Directors of Bike Calgary; all Bike Calgary members are welcome to attend July meeting location is room 3-10A in the New Central Library, downtown Calgary
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WSP Calgary Commutes

WSP Calgary Commutes

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Do you wish you could make a few extra bucks during your commute? Well, the employees at WSP can do just that by choosing to ride their bike to work. With the goal of bringing together the multiple WSP offices and business lines as well as creating a community of sustainability and wellness, WSP believed that incorporating cycling in their employees’ daily commutes would be the perfect vehicle (pun intended). To jumpstart this initiative, they introduced some healthy competition and incentives. Colleagues track each others’ rides through leaderboards on the Strava app. As well, participants receive $0.10/km commuted by bicycle to-and-from work and three prizes of $150 are given out every month. Since April 1st, close to 65 employees have signed up and have ridden ~15,000 km! For more information…
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Keeping Your Bike Safe – tips for locking and securing your bike

Keeping Your Bike Safe – tips for locking and securing your bike

Education
Part 1 of a multi-part series - Lock it Right Bike security is made up of a simple equation:  (Apparent Ease of Taking) + (Value Possible) = (Incentive to Try) If a bike looks easy to take, it probably is. Slip the lock up and over a pole? Easy. Tiny cable lock? Just use cable cutters.  If a bike looks like it is a quick $100+ sale (regardless of the actual value of the bike), it’s a reason to grab it and sell it quick to anyone online.  Make it easy, and make it look valuable, and you’ll find thieves are highly incentivized to try to take the bike.  On the other hand, if you make it look hard, and if you make it look less desirable, you’ll see few,…
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Tell a friend about the Commuter Cycling Skills course!

Tell a friend about the Commuter Cycling Skills course!

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Bike Calgary has two dates scheduled in July for the Commuter Cycling Skills course - Saturday, July 20th and Saturday, July 27th. Since you're visiting the Bike Calgary website (or following us on social media), it's likely you are already a comfortable urban rider, but you probably know someone who could use a little more comfort and confidence traveling around Calgary by bike. Tell them about this course! It's a great way to learn the rules of the road and gain confidence. Maybe you'll introduce someone to this wonderful way to get around our city!
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