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Bowness Road (Montgomery) Main Street Visioning

Montgomery Main Street Visioning Session - March 21, 2018

The City of Calgary will be hosting a drop-in format Montgomery Main Street Visioning Session on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 from 5-8pm at the Montgomery Community Association (5003 16 Avenue NW). Additional details can be found HERE.

The area covered for the Main Street includes Home Road to 16th Avenue NW, while the area for the transportation improvements encompasses 52nd Street to 43rd Street NW and ties in with the underway improvements to Bowness Road from the Bow River West, as part of the Bowness Road Complete Streets project, as well as the South Shaganappi Study, to the east.

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Bike Calgary weighs in on winter cycling

Several Bike Calgary members and a couple of Bike Calgary Board members were featured in local media regarding winter cycling. Have a look!

Let us know what you think about the messages that news outlets are sending about active transport and winter cycle commuting. Are these messages helping?

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Feedback Opportunity - 9 Avenue SE - To February 21, 2018

The City of Calgary is conducting Phase 3 Engagement for the 9th Avenue SE Streetscape Master Plan, which is part of the Main Streets Initiative and aims to “To encourage a vibrant public realm, variety of retail and small business and increase local services”.

Image: City of Calgary 9th Avenue SE project page.

Online Engagement from February 7-21, 2018 at, where you can view and comment on the street composition, concept designs and other elements.

Please note that there are currently no cycling-specific accommodations, beyond shared space indicated in the Transit/Off-Peak Parking lane, planned as part of this corridor retrofit.

IMAGE: City of Calgary, 9th Avenue Engage Page Concept Design.

If you believe that there is value in also having safe and comfortable bicycle access to amenities along this corridor then definitely include that message in your comments. There are feedback boxes that allow you to state what you feel should be changed, removed or added.


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Calgary to Host 2019 Winter Cycling Congress

Bike Calgary is pleased to announce that Calgary has been awarded the 2019 Winter Cycling Congress to be held in February, 2019. The conference, which is coming to Canada for the third time, will bring 400 to 500 delegates from around the world to Calgary and area. The main goal of the conference is to create opportunities to help cities around the world learn what it takes to develop, implement, and maintain bicycle-focused transportation systems year round.

Bike Calgary was pleased to support the bid, partnering with the Town of Banff, the Town of Canmore, the City of Calgary, and the University of Calgary.

Bike Calgary is a non-profit cycling advocacy group with over 2,900 members. For the past 5 years, Bike Calgary has hosted Winter Bike to Work Day with the support of local partners. We continue to provide feedback and work with the Transportation Planning Department, Parks and Roads to advocate for improved snow clearing and route maintenance in Calgary. Many of our members will participate and be involved in the organization of the conference.