Since the fall of 2012, the City of Calgary has been engaging business groups, community associations, the cycling community, and internal stakeholders like Calgary Transit, on the development of the Centre City cycling network. In furthering the development of this network, the City has recently brought on-board Stantec with partners Mobycon and Green Octopus Consulting to help plan and design a network of cycle tracks in the Centre City. Through a series of free presentations and workshops, held June 18th and 19th and featuring international experts, the City is opening the engagement to all Calgarians working, living, playing or travelling in the Centre City. This is a unique opportunity for all of us to be a part of the conversation, to learn about best practices in bicycle facilities, bicycle culture development and bicycle education, as well as to find out more about the development of Calgary’s Centre City cycling network and discuss our own ideas with the experts. We encourage you to check out the information posters.
From the invitation:
You are invited to Creating a Bike-Friendly Calgary, a series of free presentations and workshops with visiting international experts on Tuesday June 18 and Wednesday June 19. We want to talk with you about making Calgary a bicycle-friendly city. What are your expectations around cycling in Calgary? What is there to learn about cycling in the Centre City?
These events will feature urban cycling experts from around the world talking about a number of topics:
- businesses and bicycling
- best practices
- cycling culture in cities
“Bikes and the Centre City [PDF]” is aimed at the broader public and includes lunchtime presentations as well as evening presentations, panel sessions and discussions on Calgary’s Centre City cycling network (No RSVP required).
“Bikes Mean Business [PDF]” features the same as above, plus two additional morning sessions, aimed at building operators and managers, business owners and tenants of office buildings (RSVP required).