YYC Bike Awards- 2018 (click here for more details)

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their work and talent? Someone who exemplifies the spirit of bicycling in Calgary? Someone who helps people get on a bike and ride, or makes all our rides better?

Nominate them for an award!

Award Categories

Lawrence Hong Advocacy Award

Lawrence was a tireless advocate for all modes of transportation, and volunteered with Calgary Car Share, Arusha Open Streets, Bike Calgary, Cyclepalooza and countless others. Lawrence would have gone on to do great things for the City of Calgary, but his time was cut short. This award is presented in Lawrence's memory to an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to promote cycling in Calgary.

Commuter of the Year

This award is presented to an individual whose determination and dedication to use the bicycle as a mode of transportation and serves as an inspiration and role model to others within the city. This is an award for a dedicated individual who continually puts one pedal forward.

Business of the Year

This award is presented to a local business that has made an exceptional effort to make their business or business practices more bicycle friendly. This can include making it easy for customers arriving by bike, using cycling messengers, offering pool bikes for staff, hosting bike skills classes, providing safe bike parking and shower facilities, participating in Bike to Work Day and Commuter Challenge, and promoting and supporting cycling events amongst other initiatives.

School of the Year

This award is presented to a school that promotes cycling among its staff and students. This can include bicycle education for its students and staff, the promotion of healthy transportation choices and designated bicycle facilities and storage.

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Bowness Road (Montgomery) Main Street Visioning

Montgomery Main Street Visioning Session - March 21, 2018


The City of Calgary will be hosting a drop-in format Montgomery Main Street Visioning Session on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 from 5-8pm at the Montgomery Community Association (5003 16 Avenue NW). Additional details can be found HERE.


The area covered for the Main Street includes Home Road to 16th Avenue NW, while the area for the transportation improvements encompasses 52nd Street to 43rd Street NW and ties in with the underway improvements to Bowness Road from the Bow River West, as part of the Bowness Road Complete Streets project, as well as the South Shaganappi Study, to the east.


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Bike Calgary weighs in on winter cycling

Several Bike Calgary members and a couple of Bike Calgary Board members were featured in local media regarding winter cycling. Have a look!

https://globalnews.ca/video/4016953/record-snowfall-cant-stop-winter-rid...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-winter-bike-to-work-2018-1...

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/calgary-named-host-of-winter-cy...

Let us know what you think about the messages that news outlets are sending about active transport and winter cycle commuting. Are these messages helping?

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Feedback Opportunity - 9 Avenue SE - To February 21, 2018

The City of Calgary is conducting Phase 3 Engagement for the 9th Avenue SE Streetscape Master Plan, which is part of the Main Streets Initiative and aims to “To encourage a vibrant public realm, variety of retail and small business and increase local services”.

Image: City of Calgary 9th Avenue SE project page.

Online Engagement from February 7-21, 2018 at https://engage.calgary.ca/9AveStreetscape, where you can view and comment on the street composition, concept designs and other elements.

Please note that there are currently no cycling-specific accommodations, beyond shared space indicated in the Transit/Off-Peak Parking lane, planned as part of this corridor retrofit.

IMAGE: City of Calgary, 9th Avenue Engage Page Concept Design.

If you believe that there is value in also having safe and comfortable bicycle access to amenities along this corridor then definitely include that message in your comments. There are feedback boxes that allow you to state what you feel should be changed, removed or added.

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