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Centre City Cycle Track Network Survey

The City of Calgary has created an online survey to help identify possible corridors for cycle track development as part of the Centre City cycling network.  The survey will be available until September 20th and can be accessed at;

More details on development of cycle tracks in the Centre City can be found at


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Elbow Bridge Replacement Engagement Session

The City will consult with users before replacing the bike/ped bridges over the Elbow.

  • The Sandy Beach Pedestrian Bridge (along the Elbow River Pathway), 
  • The Riverdale Avenue / Sifton Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge and 
  • The Rideau Park Bridge from Elbow Drive S.W. to Rideau Road S.W.


The City will engage with Calgarians, river pathway users and area residents to ensure the new structures align with user and community needs. The first engagement session will be Sept. 17 at Christ Church 3602 8 St. S.W. from 5 - 7 p.m. Stakeholders will be given the opportunity to discuss options for bridge replacement and for those unable to attend, will have an opportunity to provide feedback by filling out a survey online, which will be available Sept. 17.

Tom Babin at the Herald asked for suggestions on how to rebuild the bridges a while ago as well:

If you use these bridges, please attend the session. You can also leave suggestions here which Bike Calgary can take to the City.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 17:00
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Everyone Can Ride A Bike: The Ottawa Success Story

Hans Moor, president of Ottawa's well respected bike advocacy group Citizens for Safe Cycling, will be in Calgary on Thursday, September 5 to give an update on cycling in the nation's capital from an advocacy perspective. The capital is now third nation-wide in commuter bike modal share and is making great strides in building a connected bike network. Hans will discuss Citizens for Safe Cycling's positive and constructive approach to advocacy, the bridges they have built between city planners, urban planners, consultants, alder(wo)men, the mayor, the NCC and provincial and federal parliamentarians. He'll share some amazing numbers, discuss Ottawa's plans for the next 3-4 years and the need for volunteers to work together in a variety of advocacy groups. He will discuss the role of social media, workshops, press and timing of events.
With examples from his cycling experience in his childhood and student years in Holland to his current role as a cycling advocate in Ottawa, and having spoken in many places in Canada before, Hans stitches a wonderful story together that is inspirational, educational, passionate and funny.

Hans will be speaking at the Elbow Valley Cycle Club’s (EVCC) social event that will be held on September 5th in the Parkdale Community Center.

Place: Nifty Fifties Association, Founder Hall, main level, 3512 5 Ave NW.


Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 19:30
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Good Life is Moving, Holds Moving Sale, Needs Help

With the Good Life Community Bicycle Shop moving at the end of the month, the community pulls together to vigorously prepare for the move, packing not only the same community spirit, but bikes and frames to our new space. There will be having a HUGE MOVING SALE from Aug 16 to 25 where bikes will be ON SALE FOR $20! All bikes will be sold AS IS meaning that you get them in whatever condition they are in. Also used components will be sold at a 2 for 1 discount. The last day open at the current address (148 – 10th Street NW) will be Sunday August 25.

Effective immediately: All kids bikes are FREE! To facilitate more children and youth riding bikes, especially disadvantaged, we will be donating dozens of bicycles to Calgary’s group homes and other organizations that support Children and Youth in Care. If you work with children and youth in such a  capacity, Good Life Bikes wants to give bikes for free to your kids. Contact Steve at 403.612.2677 about receiving a bicycle donation for the youth you support.

Leading up to and during this move, the Good Life Bike Shop needs your help more than ever. Thus we are seeking volunteers to help with:

  • fixing, striping and sorting bikes
  • sorting, packing and moving bikes, frames, parts and tools
  • transportation in the form of a van or truck
  • cleaning and renovation of the new place; assistance from those already working in the trades would be especially welcome and appreciated

For those interested in volunteering during the move, please contact  Aoife at aoife[@]