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ANCYYC Activity Report

On Active Neighbourhoods in Bridgeland and Acadia Our last update saw a host of designers donating their time to Bridgeland for the 2015 Urban Design Invitational, where they developed four design schemes for the neighbourhood, rooted in resident feedback.  (For more on resident feedback gathered in Bridgeland, check out quotes from residents, and analysis of other community engagement activities.)  Designs included the […]

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Congratulations Kate!

Congrats to Kate Beck, former Active Neighbourhoods blog-writer, newsletter writer and community animator, for winning the Calgary Foundation’s Kathryn Huget Leadership Award!  This award is given to a female student at the Master’s or PhD level, who is in a leadership role and improving the business workplace for women.  Kate is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree […]

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5 Fast Facts – All About the Benjamins

Why make neighbourhoods more walkable and bikeable?  Today, it’s all about the Benjamins.  Or, in our case, the Bobs. 1. Good for business. Making shopping areas more walkable and bikeable is associated with higher sales. More local residents end up shopping locally, and people walking and cycling typically visit more shops than “drive-through” shoppers, who may […]

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Walk Acadia, November 14, 9AM – 3PM

Saturday, November 14, 9AM – 3PM Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 90 Avenue Southeast RSVP: https://walkacadia.eventbrite.ca   You’re invited! We’re checking out Acadia’s streets – are they safe, walkable, bikeable, vibrant? The Acadia Community Association is teaming up with Sustainable Calgary for a fascinating talk on traffic psychology and walkability, group discussion, walks, and tasty food, ending the […]

The Other Side of the CTrain Tracks

By Rebecca Dickson Calgary Transit is responsible for managing the 3,864 km of train tracks and bus routes that move thousands of Calgarians across the city every day. With over 3,000 employees and an estimated 110 million customers in 2014, the interactions that take place in this public space form an integral part of the social […]

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How to Take Your Bike on the CTrain

http://www.calgarytransit.com/getting-around/bikes-transit Option 1: Bring Your Bike Along 1. Avoid Rush Hour and Events Take your bike on the CTrain on off-peak hours and on weekends! Bikes are not allowed on the CTrain from 6:30-9 am and 3-6 pm on weekends due to high volumes of riders. You may also not be allowed to bring your […]

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Walk or Roll to the Polls: Party Platforms on Active Transportation, Federal Elections 2015

By Alexa Briggs With the upcoming Federal election, I’ve started thinking about issues that are important to me and researching what the parties have on offer. Municipal issues are always important and, in particular, I’ve been thinking a lot about transit and active transportation. Since becoming a mom about 7 months ago, I’ve relied far […]

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5 Fast Facts – Why We Need to Charge for Parking

By Kate Beck Book Review: The High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup Free parking contributes to urban sprawl, automobile dependence, public health problems and environmental degradation. Because cities have been designed with the idea that everyone should be able to park for free wherever they are going, we have sprawling cities with more […]

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People I’ve Met While Walking or Biking

By Roxanne LeBlanc One of the things I love the most about walking or biking are the people you meet and the things you can learn simply by saying “Hi” or “Good morning” or any other greeting and using some conversation starter such as “Isn’t the weather awesome/awful/weird….”. People are usually quite happy to chat […]