Bike Calgary

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Bike Calgary
Nonprofit
Industry Cycling
Founded 2008
Calgary, Alberta
Headquarters CommunityWise Resource Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Area served
Calgary
Website Bike Calgary

Bike Calgary is a member-based non-profit organization advocating for and promoting transportation cycling with over 1,300 members, based in Calgary, Canada.[1]

History

Bike Calgary was formed as an informal group of cyclists in 2005 and at first existed mainly as a website that served to disseminate information on cycling in Calgary, and incorporated as a non-profic society in 2008. In 2011, under the guidance of CivicCamp, Bike Calgary began to take on a broader advocacy role.[2][3]

Initiatives

Bike Calgary lobbied Calgary Transit to allow folding bicycles on buses and trains at all times, which it now does.[4] It has also been involved in the implementation of Calgary's Cycling Strategy.[5] In 2014, it led a successful campaign to implement a pilot network of protected bike lanes in Downtown Calgary and the Beltline.[6]

Cycling courses

Bike Calgary has developed and offers a one-day Urban Cycling Skills course for a nominal fee. It is based on the CAN-BIKE curriculum.[7][8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "About". Bike Calgary. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  2. ^ Godin, Dan. "Cycling Advocacy, DIY Urbanism and the Transformation of Automobility", Master's thesis, York University, 31 July 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  3. ^ Andre, Todd. "CivicCamp Engages Calgarians to Create a More Liveable City", Avenue Calgary, 27 September 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  4. ^ Nolais, Jeremy. "Folding bikes to be allowed on transit", Metro Calgary, 3 June 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  5. ^ Anderson, Drew. "Calgary's slow but steady cycling plan", Fast Forward Weekly, 6 June 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  6. ^ Andersen, Michael. "Three lessons from Calgary’s sudden leap to become a bike-lane leader", People for Bikes blog, 29 April 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Urban Cycling Skills". Bike Calgary. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  8. ^ Babin, Tom. "Urban skills course gives confidence to cyclists riding downtown", Calgary Herald Pedal Blog, 23 August 2011. Retrieved on 14 November 2013.

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