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City’s proposed residential speed limits reduction

City’s proposed residential speed limits reduction

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City officials are set to meet this coming week on a review of the city's residential speed limits, with three scenario's being proposed; Scenario 1 - Residential Streets and Collector Roads reduced to 30km/h Scenario 2 - Residential Streets to 30km/h, Collector Roads to 50km/h Scenario 3 - Residential and Collector Roads to 40km/h The city advises that about 25 per cent of motor vehicle collisions happen within neighborhoods each year, with about 5.5 per cent resulting in serious injury or death. The societal cost for traffic accidents in the city is estimated at more than $1.2 billion dollars a year. The city has provided a calculation tool for you to understand the impacts of these changes. We put in a journey from the North West to the South East…
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Our mobility by the numbers…Pathway Stats!

Our mobility by the numbers…Pathway Stats!

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Did you know that you can view the City's embedded pathway counters online? Ever wondered what these things are? Well there are 29 counters embedded within the multi-use pathways around our city and you can view them online here. So what does it tell us? Well filtering out cars (not sure how they would measure on the devices, but lets humor ourselves there), and take the last 30 days as an average. Remember that side by side riding and walking is probably picked up only once and there is probably a factor missed by nature of the device, but they are stated to be 97% accurate. The City's detectors, with one additional locations not shown, on Wetlands Trail in Copperfield Peace Bridge has a peak of nearly 12,000 counts on…
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Bike Calgary welcomes TCR Sport Lab to its membership scheme!

Bike Calgary welcomes TCR Sport Lab to its membership scheme!

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Bike Calgary welcomes TCR Sport Lab as a new members to our Friends of Bike Calgary scheme. Based on 10th Ave SW, the team at TCR are able to help you on training, provide assessments, coaching and classes as well as being a bike supplier and service center. TCR is a locally owned and operated business for the last 15 years starting in 2006.  They have steadily grown as company expanding their fitness and bike services with each new location.  In 2015, they moved to Sunalta from Kensington with a new space offering more fitness services and bikes.  Today, TCR is a fully equipped bike shop servicing Road, Gravel, Triathlon and Mountain bikes.  They also have Canada's only Altitude chamber for people to improve their fitness as well as metabolism. …
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September 2020 Newsletter

September 2020 Newsletter

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Our members newsletter has hit their inbox's so we thought we would spread the love and give everyone a chance to read it. For the browser version, click here: https://mailchi.mp/fe32251d00cc/bike-calgary-newsletter-budget-events-and-new-board-members-697236?e=82feb0ec25 Note the the Director Nomination form link in the AGM article didn't seem to work. You can use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHU8iC892MG1n2FeSjCg0fDrGZuRW8k_gJuHvWWybY7YW0Vg/viewform?usp=sf_link Here's a snapshot: Bike Calgary will be hosting their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  This will be an online event - a first for our AGM. We know our AGMs have been partly social events, so we are hoping you can join us to make sure we have adequate attendance. We want to hear from you, and we need your help to keep cycling advocacy alive in Calgary.The AGM will include a…
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Want 5 minutes of fame?

Want 5 minutes of fame?

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Attention Bike Calgary members and YYC cyclists. Are you ready for your 5 minutes of fame? The City of Calgary is coordinating a video and photo shoot for the Eau Claire improvement program on Wednesday, September 23 from 10 am to 12 pm. They are looking for our help to have cyclists of all descriptions to participate to help show the importance of  separated speeds for people travelling through the Eau Claire area. It would be great to see cargo bikes and adapted bikes there, along with commute and recreational bikes too, if you can spare the time. Bike Calgary members have participated in previous shoots for the City and the comments were, "that it was a fun and worthwhile experience". You will also get a chance to meet some…
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Ward Lead and Ward Representative Openings

Ward Lead and Ward Representative Openings

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Ward representatives are Bike Calgary’s vital links to Calgary’s communities.  They serve as points of contact for cyclists in Calgary’s neighborhoods, and also alert the Bike Calgary’s Task groups and Board of Directors to cycling-related issues in their areas. Ward reps can also be Bike Calgary’s representatives at organization such as large employers or one of Calgary’s colleges or universities.  This role represents the heart of the community, with passion and local knowledge about the issue both daily and in planning for events, community associations and local business. The Ward Representatives are supported by the Bike Calgary Task Groups and the Board, providing advocacy, support, resource and connections to councilors to highlight and help resolve issues, and to improve cycling in Calgary’s communities. We currently have leadership openings in Ward 14,…
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#sharedstreets in the news

#sharedstreets in the news

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Our #sharedstreets campaign hit the news on Sunday night and Monday morning as Global News Calgary reached out in support of a news feature about the allocated roads in the city. https://globalnews.ca/news/7332338/bike-calgary-permanent-lane-closures/ Click to view the Global News Calgary article including a video clip. Bike Calgary is awaiting a response to the open letter issued to the City on the 9th September 2020.
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Lime Partners with Bike Calgary to Create Safer Streets

Lime Partners with Bike Calgary to Create Safer Streets

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https://www.li.me/second-street/lime-hero-bikecalgary Bike Calgary is excited to announce our partnership with Lime under their Lime Hero program. Through the Lime Hero program, Lime riders in Calgary can now round up the cost of each ride and donate the difference to Bike Calgary, where this will be used to support our nonprofit volunteer work to make Calgary a great place for all bikers through advocacy, education and community. "Bike Calgary advocates for a better cycling infrastructure (cycle tracks and bike lanes), safely shared roads, and public and government acceptance, investment and support for cycling as a means of transportation," said Peter Spearing, Director at Bike Calgary. "We're excited to work with Lime and their riders to help draw attention to our joint issues and fund our work to shape policy and implement projects that…
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#SharedStreets – Open Letter to the Mayor and Councillors

#SharedStreets – Open Letter to the Mayor and Councillors

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As part of our ongoing #SharedStreets campaign, Bike Calgary has issued the following letter to the elected officials of the City of Calgary. As well as providing some relevant data, some of which is provided by the City itself, we are asking for a pause in releasing back the adaptive roadways and to engage with stakeholder groups to work together and focus in the right areas, where we can help our local businesses recover and generate community income by change as well as providing safe usable cycling spaces. What can you do? Write to your local member of Council in support of this letter. Contact your Ward community representative to ask how they view the pause and retention of the Shared Streets. As a business, especially local shops, bars, restaurants…
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Dam! – The Glenmore Pathway reopens!

Dam! – The Glenmore Pathway reopens!

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Since 2017 the Glenmore Dam has been receiving construction upgrades including a new deck, as well as gate upgrades and creating unobstructed views of the Elbow River valley. Well today Bike Calgary is pleased to confirm the opening of this important pathway connection. To mark the occasion, Bike Calgary asked Shiv Ruparell, who made regular requests through our websites forums as to when the pathway would be opening, to join us to mark the event. Bike Calgary's Board Member Bill Richardson presented Shiv with our new style T-Shirt to commemorate the event. Shiv added "It is with great pleasure that I cross, for the first time, the new pathway on the top deck of the revitalized Glenmore Reservoir Dam. With dedicated lanes for cyclists and pedestrians going in each direction, as…
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