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Main Streets engagement session

City of Calgary project teams will be sharing proposed land use changes for the main street area and revealing a streetscape concept design. They are looking for feedback from Calgarians who live, shop or commute in the 33 and 34 Avenues S.W. main street area. Engagement session will be held at Infinity @ Marda Loop (2016 34 Avenue S.W.).
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Primer on Avenues to Effect Change in #YYCbike – Guest Blog Post

Primer on Avenues to Effect Change in #YYCbike – Guest Blog Post

Advocacy, Education
This post has been kindly shared by Lindsay, from https://thismombikes.net/avenues-to-effect-change-in-yycbike/ I spent the last couple of evenings getting my feet wet in our local bike activism community, first by attending my first Bike Calgary infrastructure group and then board meeting, followed by a talk on gender and cycling at the Women’s Centre the next night. If there is one thing that I gleaned from it all is that cyclists still only represent 1.8% of mode share in Calgary but that as we implement more infrastructure, that number grows. And, I was taught how to have my voice heard as best possible in order to help get the infrastructure we need. There are several reasons why I want my voice heard and two of the key reasons are: women and children. I want to see an…
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Don’t like to ride on the road in the winter? Try the Park ‘n’ Ride lots!

Don’t like to ride on the road in the winter? Try the Park ‘n’ Ride lots!

Infrastructure
The City of Calgary has a number of designated Park 'n' Ride lots in the city, with the specific intent of having people drive to the lots, park all day, and ride their bikes to their destination (typically downtown or in the central area). These lots have great access to pathways, which are cleared of snow through the winter. This is a great option for those with undesirable road segments on their usual cycle commuting route. Try it out this fall and winter! Extend your cycle commuting season while staying safe and comfortable.
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BOW RIVER PATHWAY CLOSURES – 14th Street NW to 29th Street NW

BOW RIVER PATHWAY CLOSURES – 14th Street NW to 29th Street NW

Advocacy, Infrastructure
The closure of the north side Bow River Pathway between 14th Street and 29th Street NW has caught many people off-guard and, due to the suddenness of the closure and the lack of clear detour signage, has caused understandable frustration. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/closure-bow-river-pathway-users-shocked-1.4759022 Bike Calgary recognizes that the Bow River Pathway is arguably one of the most popular active travel and recreation corridors for Calgarians, particularly for Calgarians looking to travel efficiently and comfortably by bike between the northwest and downtown. People of all ages and all experience levels depend upon it to get them around safely. As such, we have been in communication with City staff, advocating for a detour that preserves and similar level of active mode connectivity as the pathway, that is easy to follow, safe and comfortable, and…
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Annual General Meeting 2018 – Elect your new Board members!

Annual General Meeting 2018 – Elect your new Board members!

Events
Bike Calgary is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Communitywise (223 12 Ave SW). We will have a keynote speaker present on the upcoming Winter Cycling Congress, tell you about what we've done over the last year, cover some board business (financials), and elect up to four new Board members. Doors open at 6:30 pm; the meeting starts at 7:00. Interested in becoming more active in Bike Calgary? Consider running for a role on the Board of Directors! You can add your name to the list of nominees by completing this Google Form. We'd love to have you come out and find out what Bike Calgary is up to, and perhaps look into how you can help out!
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4th Annual YYC Bike Awards and Gala

4th Annual YYC Bike Awards and Gala

Events, Uncategorized
    Awards Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their work and talent? Someone who exemplifies the spirit of bicycling in Calgary? Someone who helps people get on a bike and ride, or makes all our rides better? Nominate them for an award! Lawrence Hong Advocacy Award Lawrence was a tireless advocate for all modes of transportation, and volunteered with Calgary Car Share, Arusha Open Streets, Bike Calgary, Cyclepalooza and countless others. Lawrence would have gone on to do great things for the City of Calgary, but his time was cut short. This award is presented in Lawrence's memory to an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to promote cycling in Calgary. Commuter of the Year This award is presented to an individual…
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Bike Calgary Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting location found on agenda in Bike Calgary's meeting agendas Google folder (available one week before meetings): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzLwLDvRWRSNTlA2M3FxV2hUR2E4V0w2YzhtaUlxdw You may also email secretary@bikecalgary.org for meeting agenda and location details. Typically meetings are held at CommunityWise or Memorial Park Branch Library (addresses below). NOTE: Infrastructure Task Force updates and Bike Calgary monthly social takes place at Hop N Brew at 5:30pm before each Board meeting. All members are welcome to join at Hop N Brew and/or Board meetings! Addresses: CommunityWise: 223 12 Ave SW Memorial Park Branch library: 1221 2 St SW Hop N Brew: 213 12 Ave SW Date:  Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, December on the second Tuesday until Tue Dec 11 2018. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30 Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:30…
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