Richard Z's picture

Last Week for Feedback: Cycle Tracks, Elbow Bridges

After nomination day (Monday September 23), the city's various engagement projects will be suspended.  This means it's now the last week to provide feedback to the city about two important projects:

Both projects have surveys online as well.

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kerrym's picture

Good Life Soft Opening This Sunday

The Good Life is moving to a totally new neighbourhood, and we’re taking this opportunity to do a real big revamp on our shop! There are many changes on the horizon and we’re really excited about them. We’re still figuring things out and nothing is perfect, but we’re open for business and so excited! (although for this event we’re closing off the mechanics area so that people can get tours …)

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Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 12:00 to 18:00
jennifer.n.black's picture

Tell us Your Secret Cycling Routes!

Tell us your route, your secret post-flood detours, the issues you encounter, and the spots you enjoy riding! Let's share information to help make cycling in Calgary better!

CitySpaces Consulting has partnered with Bike Calgary to create an interactive post-disaster cycling map.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Open this link: http://goo.gl/maps/fRLaA
  2. Click "Edit"
  3. Build your route: click the blue connector tool at the top - then just click your starting point on the map and build from there! Double-click to complete a route.
  4. Add specific points of interest or concern (e.g. a nice view, a pleasant neighbourhood, or heavy traffic, poor lighting at night, etc.): click the blue "marker" symbol and then click on the map to place it where you would like.
  5. After you add your marker or line, provide a title and description. If you make a mistake, then you may simply delete and re-create your entry.
  6. Please do not delete others' entries. You are welcome to add adjacent markers to comment on a particular issue.
  7. If you have any issues, then please contact Evan Peterson ([email protected]) or Jennifer Black ([email protected]).

Thank you for your input! Please share this with anyone and everyone you know who rides a bike from time to time!

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Get Bright Campaign is Back!

Days are getting shorter.  If you're out in the evenings on your bicycle, you're already riding in the dark. And in a few weeks, you might even be riding in the dark on your way to and from work or school.

Having a white front light and a red rear light is not only required by law if you ride at night, it is also the single most effective piece of safety equipment you can buy. It makes you more visible, and hence less likely to be in a collision. A full quarter of all collisions happens at night!

Lights are a must not only if you ride on city streets, but also on pathways.  If others can't see you, they can't make way for you, and they might step or steer into your way.  And a pothole or tree root bump is more easily avoided if you can see it.

So, get a good set of lights. They're not expensive, and they may literally save your life.

Through September 2013, the following local bike shops have agreed to extend a 15% discount on all regularly priced bike lights in stock:

While you're there, also ask for some extra reflectors (spokes, pedals, front and back) for a bit of extra visibility.  Retroreflective stickers are also a good way to make you and your bike more visible in the dark.

In addition, our partner bike shops in the Friends program offer 15% off all accessories to customers with a Friends of Bike Calgary card! That includes the Cyclepath, and Speed Theory, in addition to Bike Bike, Bow CycleCafé Roubaix Bicycle Studio, Eurotech Cycles, and Power in Motion.

 

     

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