With the arrival of fall and some of the most beautiful weather Calgary sees all year we thought we'd have some fun and try and break some new records on the cycle track network before the weather starts getting chilly.
Week 1: Stephen Ave and 8 Ave SW
Monday, September 12 - Friday, September 16
This week help us break some new records on Calgary's 2nd busiest street for bikes: Stephen Avenue / 8 Avenue SW. Ride you're bike along the street and bask in the beautiful autumn colours reflecting off century old buildings and modern skyscrapers.
Records to break...
#1) 8 Avenue West of 8 Street SW: 701 bike trips
On May 31, 2016 701 bike trips were counted on the western stretch of the 8 Avenue cycle track between 8 St and 9 St SW.
#2) 8 Avenue West of 3 Street SW: 1,632 bike trips
On June 23, 2016 1,632 bike trips were counted on the middle section of the 8 Avenue cycle track between 3 St and 4 St SW.
#3) Stephen Avenue Mall: 1,013 bike trips
On June 23, 2016 1,013 bike trips were counted on the Stephen Avenue Mall between 1 St SW and Centre St.
Map of bike counter locations on Stephen Ave / 8 Ave SW (click to enlarge)
Here's what you can do to help...
1) Ride your bike on Stephen Ave / 8 Ave this week
Ride to work, to shop, to dine on 8 Ave / Stephen Ave or just go for a bike ride. The more trips the better!
2) Ride the rest of cycle track network
Ride the cycle track network to 8 Ave / Stephen Ave and make your trip count even more!
3) Spread the word
Tell your friends, family and co-workers to ride this week. Help us spread the word on Facebook by sharing this post. Take photos of your bike ride and share them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with hashtag #yycbike.
This week's weather is looking perfect for an autumn bike ride, so what are you waiting for?
Let's have fun and make some records fall this week! We'll send out updates later this week.
-Calgarians for Cycle Tracks