Please be advised, beginning November 6th and extending until Spring, 2018, the City will be closing the pathway bridge beneath Crowchild Trail to accommodate work on Crowchild Trail as part of the short-term Crowchild Trail Corridor upgrades (http://www.calgary.ca/crowchild).
Due to the limited number of crossings, the closure will have significant impact on north-south bicycle travel. If you use this crossing, please consider alternate route options well in advance to access the remaining open crossings at Edworthy Park and at 14th Street W.
Above: Bicycle routes per Google maps.
The closure will not restrict east-west travel along the Bow River Pathway on either bank of the Bow River, though there may be some travel delays or minor detours to allow for equipment movement or due to active work areas.
To plan your alternative routes, particularly if snow clearing is a concern, you can check out the online Pathway and Bikeway map at https://maps.calgary.ca/pathwaysandBikeways/.
To help Bike Calgary work to resolve closure-related issues with the City, please feel free to add your comments here or contact us directly via [email protected].
We encourage our members to contact the City via 3-1-1 with any issues related to this closure.
Upcoming: Crowchild Trail Upgrades Project Information Session
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association, South Social Hall
1320 - 5th Avenue N.W.
Note: If attending, there are bicycle lanes along 5th Avenue providing an east-west connection between 10th Street and 19th Street NW, passing by the Community Association, which is near the intersection of 14th Street NW. Google Streetview shows an “old-school” bicycle rack just on the CA grounds near 5th Avenue.
Bike Calgary clarified the City’s Snow and Ice Control Policy as it relates to on-street bicycle routes. Details can be found at http://www.bikecalgary.org/node/4450 and a City-provided graphic at http://www.bikecalgary.org/files/7%20Day%20bike%20lane%20plan.pdf.
Pathways are cleared by Parks. Details on pathway snow and ice control can be found at http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Pathways/Snow-clearing.aspx.
Details on the Crowchild Trail Corridor upgrades can be found at http://www.calgary.ca/crowchild, http://engage.calgary.ca/crowchild and http://www.bikecalgary.org/crowchild-trail-corridor-phase-5-recommendations-feedback-opportunity.