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Breaking News - Cyclists ride in the winter! And, there are more cyclists every year!

Graph of Daily Cyclist Count vs. Average Daily Temperature

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.

 

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Midlake Boulevard S.E. Traffic Calming Project

Midlake Boulevard S.E. Traffic Calming Project
Open House


Project introduction
The City of Calgary is implementing a traffic calming project on Midlake Boulevard S.E., between Bannister Road S.E. and Sunbank Road S.E., to address a number of traffic concerns identified by the community including vehicle speeds and pedestrian safety. The proposed traffic calming measures will improve safety on Midlake Boulevard S.E. for people who walk, bike and drive.

The traffic calming project will also include the extension of bike lanes from Sunmills Drive S.E., along Midlake Boulevard S.E. to Bannister Road S.E.

You are receiving this email because you have been identified as a stakeholder on this project and we want to ensure you are aware of the upcoming Open House and online opportunity for input into the traffic calming plans. If you would like to be removed from this email list, please unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of this email.

Open house details
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Midnapore Elementary School (55 Midpark Rise S.E.)

The City will be presenting a preliminary plan along Midlake Boulevard S.E., and is seeking feedback from the community. Input provided through the Open House and online will be used to refine the preliminary plans into a final design.

If you are not able to attend the Open House, an opportunity to provide your input online will also be available at calgary.ca/midlake from May 23 - June 6.

For more information about the project, please visit calgary.ca/midlake.

 

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Tell your friends about Calgary Park & Ride lots

Snapshot of City map of Park & Ride lots

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!

 

http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Pages/Cycling/Bicycle-Parking/Ca...

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Bike Day In Canada - Bike Summit

Join Bike Calgary at the Calgary Public Library Downtown John Dutton Theatre to attend a live viewing party of the 1st ever National Bike Summit! 

Stick around to chat with attendees, and find out how you can get involved this summer! There will be information for both Bike Calgary membership and Canada Bikes membership at the event. 

 

Canada Bikes, is a pan-Canadian non-profit organization, that advocates for increased support for everyday cycling in Canada. We are hosting the 1st National Bike Summit on Parliament Hill onThursday, June 1st, 2017 as part of the 6th annual Bike Day on the Hill celebration.

 

The Bike Summit is a first ever opportunity for stakeholders from across Canada to join in a national conversation on the importance of federal support for cycling in Canada, particularly the development of a National Cycling Strategy and funding for cycling infrastructure. The Bike Summit will kick off with a welcome to delegates and an overview of progress on a National Cycling Strategy and what next steps need to occur. We will then invite eight speakers, representing different cycling stakeholders, to speak to the questions ‘Why is Federal support for a National Cycling Strategy (NCS) for Canada, including funding for cycling infrastructure, important to the people and/or organization you represent? What should the federal government consider when developing the NCS?’ Each speaker will be asked to present for three minutes, using up to three slides to support their presentation. Following this, all delegates will be invited to discuss the key elements that emerged from the presentations and contribute to a summary document. 

 

Date: 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:30 to 16:00

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