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January 9th Bike Calgary Board of Directors meeting

The Board of Directors of Bike Calgary will be holding their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

The location of the meeting is #250, 1220 Kensington Road NW.

This meeting, we have a special guest joining us for the first half-hour - Councillor Evan Woolley! The meeting is open to all Bike Calgary members and volunteers.

The agenda can be found at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tC9EsrnNRuFCd3bKXhHu1-BlOXv1BjhYrDk9xv...

 

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Bike Calgary Board of Directors meeting - December 12, 2017

The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors for Bike Calgary is on Tuesday, December 12th. The meeting is being held at CommunityWise (Room #206, 223-12 Ave SW, Calgary). All Bike Calgary members are welcome to attend.

The agenda for the meeting can be found at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w5a1z4_E_mwHMZU77uO_O0M0y9JjE1BT7y7-u0...

Any questions about the Board meetings can be directed to connect@bikecalgary.org.

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Calgary Municipal Elections

Elections Matter.

As I'm sure you know, Calgary is in the midst of a municipal election campaign. Voting Day is October 16, 2017.

For bicycling, as for many other issues, future investment will depend on who gets elected to City Council. The next council will make many important decisions that will impact your and your family's ability to get around by bike safely and comfortably, like:

  • Funding for continued investments in safe and connected bicycling infrastructure, like the cycle track network in Downtown and Beltline
  • Maintenance and improvements of the pathway network
  • The next revision of the Bikeways and Pathways Plan, which was last updated 17 years ago
  • The ongoing and improved implementation of the Complete Streets Guide
  • Continued public engagement, outreach, and education
  • And many, many more

Get Educated.

If you haven't already, visit the Elections Calgary web site and learn about your candidates. See what they have to say about the issues that are important to you. Figure out whether they'll make the investments and decisions you believe in.

Our friends Calgarians for Cycle Tracks have a survey published for Wards 4, 7, 8, 9, and 11.

There's also been some discussion in the media on the subject, including coverage from The Sprawl and Shifter. These pieces are an excellent place to start if you want to know your candidates' position on biking.

Because now is the time to find out: candidates are out looking for votes and they're eager to get yours. So get in touch by phone, email, or social media, and ask them what they stand for.

Get Involved.

If you do nothing else this election, get out and vote. This is how you make your voice heard.

Tell your friends and family to vote, and make their voices heard too.

And if you want to make an even bigger difference, consider helping a candidate. Get in touch with their campaign and see what kind of help they need. They'll be very grateful for your support, and there are things you can do right up to the day of the vote.

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