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Ward 8 News: Getting Around Calgary

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How do you get around Calgary?
The way people get around Calgary is changing! Car2Go has brought us into the world of carsharing, cycling is increasing, Uber is looking at Calgary, and transit ridership continues to grow. As we change how we get around, the City of Calgary is running a variety of programs to encourage us to explore different transportation options.
October is carpool month!
From October 5 - 30, I encourage you to give carpooling a try. It is as easy as catching a ride with your neighbour or co-worker. Carpooling is a simple way to save money on gas, parking, and vehicle maintenance, as well as helps to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
Don’t have a neighbour commuting to the same part of the city, or a co-worker that lives nearby? Check out to find a commuter match using their safe and secure database. has helped match thousands of commuters with carpool groups since starting in 2000.
The Pedestrian Safety Campaign
The City of Calgary Pedestrian Safety Campaign
The City of Calgary, Calgary Police Services, and many other partners in traffic safety are working to reduce the number of vehicle-pedestrian collisions. Together they have launched a Pedestrian Safety Campaign to emphasize that the safety of pedestrians is the shared responsibility of all users on our roadways and sidewalks. With over 500 pedestrian accidents each year, it is important that we all “Look out for each other!”
Some tips to make sure you arrive safely to your destination:
-         Drive at a safe speed and remember to watch for pedestrians
-         Make eye contact with drivers before stepping into a crosswalk
-         Use intersections and properly marked crosswalks when crossing the street
More information and safety tips can be found at

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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