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Alberta Bicycle Facilities Design Guide - Update

Bike Calgary had previously posted about a collaborative effort between Alberta Transportation and various municipalities, including the City of Calgary, on the development of an Alberta Bicycle Facilities Design Guide. The goals of the Guide include, but are not limited to:


  • Adding consistency to bicycle facility design across the Province, including tie-ins between jurisdictions;

  • Alleviating pressure on jurisdictions to justify final designs of bicycle facilities; and

  • Providing useful information for jurisdictions of all types and sizes on building world class bicycle facilities in Alberta that allow cyclists to feel fully accommodated.


Work on the Guide has been steadily progressing since project kick-off in 2017.


Above: Alberta Bicycle Facilities Design Guide progress to date (from Stakeholder Engagement Slides and Notes).

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Support for a National Cycling Strategy (Bill C-312)

Bike Calgary is asking our members to support the private Member’s bill C-312 in Parliament, which will establish a National Cycling Strategy for Canada.

We would like you to send a letter to Hon Gord Johns (who put the bill forward) in support of the bill and also call or write your local Member of Parliament and ask them to support the bill. We've even put together a template letter you can use! And in case you don't have a few extra dimes in your pocket (or can't even remember where to go to get a stamp anymore), remember that letter to MPs don't need postage! 

This link is for a draft letter with highlighted areas in which you will have to make changes: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s3NZFtysf_b5ixosuzHBct29IbKG1rHi 

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Pathway and Bikeway Plan Engagment Online to June 8th, 2018

The City of Calgary is again asking Calgarians for you input on the Pathway and Bikeway Plan update with a (paraphrased) focus on:

  1. What to build and where?, and
  2. What are you most likely to use?

Images: City of Calgary Engage portal.

Some of the themes include preference for designated- vs shared-use pathways, preference for cycle tracks or shared streets, thoughts on riding on neighbourhood streets with or without traffic calming.

Please take a few moments (yes, it only takes a few moments) to fill out the survey between now and Friday, June 8th, 2018.

If you know anyone else that would be interested, please circulate the link.

Thanks!

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