cyclelicious· 9 lives
That author should have tried answering their own questions. There's a dangerous bicycle lane on some of those "major arterial" roads because they pass over a freaking freeway/highway. Some freeways are friggen wide (4-8 lanes) and those overpasses are basically expensive bridges. Some cities don't have money to build such bridges every 200 meters, nor widen one. I remember riding over 30 minutes out of my way using sketchy backroads, to the next city over, to find an overpass to cross over to the other side of a major US interstate. Be glad there's some accommodation for the able-bodied and able-minded. Everyone else can go by motor vehicle. There's Uber, friends, family, public transport, and whatever to call upon if they can't drive themself.Good topic
Not sure how true this is, but the City of Calgary maintains that It has over 1000 kms of regional pathways and 96 kms of trails, constituting the most extensive outdoor pathway and urban bike network in North America.
As well, it holds itself out as having:
1. been ranked the most liveable city in North America, and fifth most liveable city in the world.
2. the second lowest cost of living of Canadian cities, and ninth lowest of North American cities.
3. among the easiest commute and lowest traffic congestion of all major cities in Canada.
4. the highest business head office concentration per capita in Canada.
5. the highest concentration of high-tech workers of Canadian cities.
6. the highest GDP per capita of major Canadian cities.
7. more days of sunshine than any other major Canadian city - approximately 333 days per year.
8. nearly 1.5 million Calgarians, who are largely young, diverse and philanthropic - their median age is 37.2 years, collectively they speak more than 120 languages, and they hold the 2nd highest national volunteer rate at 55%.
…and all this within 45 minutes of my driveway!
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My thoughts exactly. I'm definitely in a photo negative climate here, but I'd rather have 3 or 4 months of schwitzen my nads off than 7 or 8 months of freezing them off. A whole load of snowbird Alberta plates in my neck of the woods during winter says a bunch of Canadians feel the same way.Gorgeous pictures and it sounds like quite the lovely City. But I just checked the temp. -20F. That’s cold as fvck. Some of us just aren’t Arctic circle types
Busted! You caught us at a bad time 🥴Gorgeous pictures and it sounds like quite the lovely City. But I just checked the temp. -20F. That’s cold as fvck. Some of us just aren’t Arctic circle types
Count me IN!Whose up for a road trip to mtnbkrmike's house when the weather warms up!
Any chance you'd be willing to host PicardFest '22?@BrianU and @Sparticus I will need to make sure I burn off all these holiday calories and get back into peak riding condition before you animals get here, but yes. Absolutely! It would be a pleasure and a privilege to be your personal trail guide and riding Sherpa...as long as you don’t mind waiting for me from time to time…🥴
Hahahaha! That esteemed event, my friend, will be left for @cyclelicious to host!Any chance you'd be willing to host PicardFest '22?