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Sept. 08, 2020 | Cody Stuart

Flora and fauna: Fish Creek Park offers something for everyone, especially during the summer of COVID-19

Ask anyone who lives across a broad swath of south Calgary for their favourite spot to go for a walk, jog or leisurely bike ride, and the No. 1 answer is bound to be Fish Creek Park.

Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Sept. 11, 2019 | Geoff Geddes

War and peace: How one fateful bridge divided Calgarians, then brought them back together

Its name may evoke calmness and serenity, but the story behind one of Calgary's leading landmarks is anything but peaceful. As it evolved from a lightning rod for dissension to a symbol of unity, the Peace Bridge was judged not only for mistakes made, but also conventions challenged and lessons learned. In the process, this iconic footbridge earned the respect of friends and foes alike, one step at a time.

Aaron Stayner began commuting by bike three years ago and made the decision to ditch his daily drive for health and financial reason.
Cody Stuart / CREB®Now

Feb. 06, 2019 | Cody Stuart

Winter Cycling Congress shines spotlight on Calgary bike commuters

Winter may have put the chill on cycling for many Calgarians, but the City of Calgary's recent Winter Cycling Congress cast a spotlight on Calgary's efforts to make two-wheeled transport accessible for even more Calgarians.

Cyclists have been some of the most enthusiastic supporters of Calgary’s craft breweries.
Courtesy Banded Peak Brewing

July 18, 2018 | Geoff Geddes

Bike and brew

Wheels are in motion for "Barley Belt" cycle path

More and more these days, people cycle to the office or pedal to the park, so why not bike to the brewery? At the moment, the lack of proper pathways is an issue, but owners of several southeast Calgary breweries are hoping the City of Calgary will pave the way to progress for their customers and staff.

More and more Calgarians are hopping on their bikes to get around the city during the winter months, but some special preparations are necessary for successful cycling in the cold and snow.
Courtesy Bike Calgary

Jan. 10, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl

A cold commute

Tips for safe and warm winter cycling

When winter arrives, many Calgarians store their bicycles away until springtime.

But not everyone.

A growing number of people cycle year round, including during their daily commute. And in the winter, that requires some additional preparation.

Sept. 17, 2015 | CREBNow

Rotary/Mattamy Greenway enters final phase

Largest urban pathway network in North America to be completed in 2017

Parks Foundation Calgary kicked off the final phase of its 138-kilometre Rotary/Mattamy Greenway in the northeast community of Cityscape Wednesday to fan fare from local residents, dignitaries and supporters.

"It's a gigantic deal. It will change the face of this city forever," said Mayor Naheed Nenshi, a vocal supporter of the project since taking office.

Added Parks Foundation Calgary CEO Myrna Dube: "Often it's said the Calgary has a can-do attitude. It'd like to take that a step further and say it's 'will-do.'"

May 13, 2015 | CREBNow

Cycling the satellites

Calgary's surrounding towns offer plenty for the two-wheeled crowd

Calgary's current push to increase the cycling opportunities has sparked a two-wheeled revolution that's caught fire beyond just the city limits.

Offering a bucket list of amenities, Calgary's satellite communities have used their considerable geographic areas to their advantage, creating cycling networks that have drawn international events such as the Tour of Alberta and Banff Gran Fondo to its borders.
Here's an overview of just some of the opportunities in the region.

July 17, 2014 | Cody Stuart

Have bike, will travel

City releases Bicycle Count report

Calgarians love their bicycles, and the City has the numbers to prove it.

Released as part of the City of Calgary's first ever official bike count, data collected by the city
showed over 19,000 cyclists passed by one of 51 collection points during two six-hour periods (6:30-9:30 a.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m.) in May, June and July.

April 24, 2014 | CREBNow

Two wheeled commute

CREBNow's three-part series examining the news, community and culture of cycling in the city

Even when the snow falls hard and fast, there are still those who brave Calgary's snowy streets on their bicycles for their weekly commute to work.

Before moving downtown about a month ago, Eric Westrum made the downtown commute on his bicycle — utilizing John Laurie Boulevard and the 10th Street bike lane from his home in Brentwood — year round.


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