Archive for October 9th, 2020

Active Aging Week 2020

October 9th, 2020

Active Aging Week calls attention to the positivity of aging and the benefits of active living at any age.

In celebration, join us to get active, learn something new and meet new people. 

Each free event for older adults ages 50+ will feature different activities with a short presentation on different health topics. Events are scheduled for October 6,7 & 10. Register for each event by calling 403-268-3800 or online Calgary.ca/free beginning Sept 29.

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Be Safe – Leave Space Campaign, & Transportation Bylaw Changes

October 9th, 2020

 

Be Safe – Leave Space Campaign &

Transportation Bylaw Changes

 

Council approved several changes to Calgary transportation bylaws to provide more choice and improve safety and predictability for Calgarians, no matter how they choose to get around Calgary, on March 18, 2019.

What are the changes to the transportation bylaw?

Minimum safe passing distance

Starting September 1, 2019 motorists driving slower than 60km/h will be required by law to leave a minimum of 1 metre when passing someone cycling. When driving faster than 60km/hr the distance increases to at least 1.5 metres of space when passing. Failure to leave the minimum safe passing distance may result in a $203 fine as per the new bylaw.

 

Be Safe  – Leave Space (video)

 

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Note: You may cross a single solid yellow line to complete a pass, if it’s safe to do so. If you can’t pass safely with the minimum amount of space, slow down and wait for an appropriate opportunity to pass. When cycling, you will still be expected to ride as close to the curb as is safe to do so.

 

Get more info here…