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April/May 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

Happy spring everyone! 

With the warm weather around the corner, everyone is excited to get back on those bike paths again (unless you've been winter biking lol). Along with the change in the season, we also have new events coming up where we'll need your help :) If you would like to volunteer to either of the events below, please email us as soon as you can and get involved in your biking community! 

 

Calgarians for Transportation Choice - Streetfight: A Handbook to the Urban Revolution with Janette Sadik Khan

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Snow, Ice and Gravel Control: Request for Photos



Winter is drawing to a close, but there are still significant amounts of snow, ice and gravel on Calgary streets, including on Calgary’s on-street bikeways. Through their Snow and Ice Control Policy, the City of Calgary has committed to clearing on-street bikeways to the following standards:


  • Centre City Cycle Track Network - Priority 1 - 90 per cent clear of snow and ice by the end of the first 24 hours after the snow has stopped.

  • All On-street Marked Bike Lanes - Priority 2 - cleared of snow and ice to a safe travel width within 48 hours after the snow has stopped.

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YYC Bike Awards- 2018 (click here for more details)

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their work and talent? Someone who exemplifies the spirit of bicycling in Calgary? Someone who helps people get on a bike and ride, or makes all our rides better?

Nominate them for an award!

Award Categories

Lawrence Hong Advocacy Award

Lawrence was a tireless advocate for all modes of transportation, and volunteered with Calgary Car Share, Arusha Open Streets, Bike Calgary, Cyclepalooza and countless others. Lawrence would have gone on to do great things for the City of Calgary, but his time was cut short. This award is presented in Lawrence's memory to an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to promote cycling in Calgary.

Commuter of the Year

This award is presented to an individual whose determination and dedication to use the bicycle as a mode of transportation and serves as an inspiration and role model to others within the city. This is an award for a dedicated individual who continually puts one pedal forward.

Business of the Year

This award is presented to a local business that has made an exceptional effort to make their business or business practices more bicycle friendly. This can include making it easy for customers arriving by bike, using cycling messengers, offering pool bikes for staff, hosting bike skills classes, providing safe bike parking and shower facilities, participating in Bike to Work Day and Commuter Challenge, and promoting and supporting cycling events amongst other initiatives.

School of the Year

This award is presented to a school that promotes cycling among its staff and students. This can include bicycle education for its students and staff, the promotion of healthy transportation choices and designated bicycle facilities and storage.

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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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