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Calgary Budget 2019-2022: Make Your Voice Heard

Calgary Budget 2019-2022: Make Your Voice Heard

Advocacy
Every four years the City of Calgary updates its budget. This fall, they are setting the budget for 2019-2022. We want this budget to reflect our needs. Here's what you need to know. Background The City's budget, called One Calgary, is split into service lines. Each service line contains several programs. Many programs will affect biking in Calgary, but the main one is Community Mobility. Community Mobility includes biking, walking, and local traffic safety. To complicate matters, Community Mobility is shared between two service lines: Sidewalks & Pathways and Streets. The budget recommendations will be presented to Council on November 14. On November 22, they will also receive a package of citizens' feedback. What is being proposed? City staff have been working for several months compiling their budgets, program by…
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2018 AGM

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 telling you about an exciting cycling event coming to Calgary, tell you about what we've done over the last year, cover some board business (financials), and elect up to 4 new Board members. 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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Welcome to the new Bike Calgary website!

Welcome to the new Bike Calgary website!

Uncategorized
We have recently switched to a new website, including both the hosting service (we are now using a local Calgary-based company, hostedincanada.com) and the website software. This means some changes in the look, and how you can enter comments and posts. Take a look around and let us know what you think! You can enter comments in the Forums section, or email “admin@bikecalgary.org”
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Bike Calgary Board of Directors meeting

This is the monthly meeting for Bike Calgary's Board of Directors. It is open to all Bike Calgary members. Typical discussion items include advocacy topics, notable infrastructure developments, meetings with employees or departments of the City of Calgary, etc.   The location of October's meeting is to be determined.
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YYC Bike Awards & Gala

We are celebrating community leaders and champions who encourage cycling in Calgary and contribute to making Calgary a more bicycle friendly city. 6:00pm Doors open 7:00pm YYC Bike Awards Party to follow with DJ Danny Beer, non-alchoholic drinks and food available for purchase Pre-Purchase Price: $20 (tickets includes a free adult beverage) Price at Door: $25
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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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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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