Showing posts from January, 2014

Red Light Running Menace

You hear and read this refrain often from drivers who complain about cyclists and are not in favour of more bike infrastructure -

"As soon as those cyclists start obeying the rules of the road and stop zig-zagging, running red lights, rolling through stop signs, blah blah blah...then I'll give them more respect..."

I got so sick of hearing and reading it that I decided to REALLYwatch other drivers when I was walking, and especially driving.  And what I saw, after looking a lot more closely kinda freaked me out.

If you spend any amount of time walking and cycling in Calgary, you know that many drivers blow red lights regularly and roll right hand turns on red lights with abandon.  The Calgary Herald reported on the issue a couple years ago - and to quote the article, "the picture isn't always pretty".

No shit.  There is a pedestrian/cyclists hit by a car almost twice a day in this city.  The total number of bikes + people hit by cars in 2011 was 733 based o…

Winterpalooza 2014 Photo Booth

What an event!  So much fun and so much excitement surrounding it had those of us that organized it buzzing for days after.  The first Winterpalooza Festival has been a blast - cannot wait for next year.

First off, we'd like to thanks Katherine from the City's bike office for partnering with us on this project - we couldn't have done it without you!

So, without further adieu - click here for the web album

Winterpalooza 2014!

This is going to be so much fun!

Following in the footsteps of the popular Cyclepalooza summer bike festival, its winter sibling aims to show people how easy and fun riding in the winter can be.

There are already events of all kinds on the calendar - ice racing, foodie rides, winter cycling photo booth, biking to tobogganing, winter bike to work day, and even a dance party! But there is room for more events, and just like with the summer festival, more events will make the festival even better.

So, talk to your biking pals, and plan on hosting an event.  It can be really simple or crazy elaborate - it's up to you!