Didn't see anyone having posted a thread for this week.
Busy streets with it being the first week back to school for most kids and back to work for a lot of adults. I had the opportunity to ride to downtown during the morning school drop off and then home during the afternoon pick up. I was astounded by the sheer number of cars full of excited kids and anxious parents. Certainly good to see the excitement, but disappointing to see how the sheer volume of traffic makes the streets seem so hostile to anyone riding a bike. Both the morning and afternoon trip drove home how significant a barrier Calgary still has to overcome to truly start making streets safe and navigable for all ages and abilities. I hope it doesn't take more political will than we have available.
Anyway, maybe things will calm down into the year. Happy cycling for another beautiful week!
Oh, if you get time, don't forget to check out the City Charter Engagement Opportunity link (http://www.bikecalgary.org/city-charter-engagement-opportunity). There's a lot of juice in there that could help lead to an improved cycling environment and it's important (essential) we all have our say!