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Calgary scraps bike share program in favour of BBQ share program

In a surprise move this week, Calgary City council decided to halt any further discussion on bringing a bike share program to their city. Instead, Calgary will fast track its plans on becoming the first city in the world to have a barbeque share program.
The city will allow citizens to cook everything but seafood on the new mobile BBQs. (Courtesy of Quickie-Q/Nick Fabin)

In a surprise move this week, Calgary City council decided to halt any further discussion on bringing a bike share program to their city. Instead, Calgary will fast track its plans on becoming the first city in the world to have a barbeque share program.

"It works exactly like a bike share program, but instead of offering Calgarians bikes, we will offer them Barbeques." said Don Pozzo, a representative for the city. He added: "There will be stations set up all over the city with about 20-30 BBQs at each station. You take a BBQ when you need one, and leave it at any station when you're done."

When asked if he thought Calgarians would prefer a bike share program, Mr. Pozzo responded by saying " Of course not, people in this city want and need to have access to barbeques not bikes.  You can't cook Grade A Alberta beef with a bicycle" 

Peter Oldring spoke with Mr. Pozzo to find out when the program will be coming to the city. 

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