Bike Calgary and the City of Calgary have created an education campaign to reduce bike theft by improving bike lock-up behaviors. While leading a bike theft task force, Darren Mazzei, the Vice-President of Bike Calgary, had the idea to create a graphic sticker depicting bike locking techniques and decal city-owned bike racks. Mazzei approached the City of Calgary to bring the idea to reality and three months later 1000 stickers have been printed and are ready to be installed.
The simple graphic depicts three possible ways to lock your bicycle and a website link to get additional information. Local artist, Tyler Lemermeyer, produced the illustrations, Bike Calgary volunteers designed the sticker and City of Calgary Roads Maintenance provided permission to put the stickers on the bike racks. “The project came to together very smoothly. The City said yes to put the stickers on the racks and I think Tyler made some beautiful illustrations,” stated Mazzei.
We know it’s just getting around to summer, but we’ve recently looked at some cycling data from the last few years, and we’ve found that more cyclists ride in the winter than we thought. Here’s are some conclusions from our review of the data. Let us know your thoughts on this information.
Less cyclists ride in the winter (as you might expect) but the number never goes to zero, even on our coldest days.
Daily rider counts from 2016 were generally higher than from previous years.
The trend line for each year’s data shows an increase from 2014 through to 2016.
Do you know someone thinking of trying cycle commuting, but thinks they live too far away? Here is some information on the great Park & Ride lots the City of Calgary has set up to help make cycle commuting easier. Share it with your friends, family, and colleagues!