Over the last four years our City has come such a long way in introducing safe bicycle infrastructure for everyone. We've fought (and won) for a pilot cycle track network downtown and through the Beltline and we fought (and won) to make it permanent.
But tomorrow all that progress is at risk of becoming frozen, or worse, reversed by the next Council. In Ward 8, home to much of the Cycle Track Network, candidate Chris Davis has threatened to do just that. Mayoral candidate, Bill Smith has proposed ripping out the cycle tracks in the winter months.
All this despite learning Amazon's criteria for the sought after HQ2 actually requires bike lanes, the latest stats showing the highest ever proportion of people cycling into downtown Calgary, and recent praise for the cycle tracks from Calgary Economic Development.
We know you've done a lot to make sure our collective voice is heard. But tomorrow is the biggest opportunity we've had to date to send a strong message for the future of Calgary.
Please vote for a bike-friendly City Council and encourage your friends, family, neighbours, and as many people you know to do the same.
2017 Election Survey
As part of our ongoing efforts to promote safe cycling infrastructure in Calgary, Calgarians for Cycle Tracks conducted a candidate survey in key wards for the 2017 municipal election.