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New MultiUse Path 17 Ave SE BRT

Talked about briefly on twitter;

http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TI/Pages/Transit-projects/17-ave-se...17 Ave BRT Phase 2

 

My comments were roughly as follows;

-elephant feet and green conflict style paint at all MUP road crossings.

-turn existing wide 9 Ave sidewalk both sides under CPR and Blackfoot Tr into MUP with new curb cuts

-bike box at 16 St SE for left turns onto new MUP

-extend MUP on north side Blackfoot Trail from Bow River to 17A St

-add wayfinding signage at irrigation canal

-to mitigate removal of west crosswalk;

  -new MUP on north side 17 Ave SE from irrigation canal to Barlow Trail at Merchant Law Building

  -turn both sidewalks on island south of 27 St SE into MUPs (wider, with multi-use stencil)

-wayfinding signage to direct cyclists/pedestrians on north side of 17 Ave to/from the new MUP on south side of 17 Ave.

 

This really opens up the south side of the Bow River and Inglewood from people commuting from Raddison Heights, GFL, Southview as previously the AAA route was via the Max Bell pedestrian bridge to the Nose Creek Pathway.  Couple it with the MUP either side of 17 Ave SE to the Chestermere when it all gets built, and this flat area will certainly have better accessibility.

 

What do you think?

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CPat's picture

Related project topic at

Related project topic at other end of the corridor;

http://www.bikecalgary.org/public-open-house-17-avenue-se-corridor-study...

 

To clarify west crosswalk to be removed at 26 St SE intersection.  Wayfinding signage from north side 17 Ave SE at 28 St SE intersection.

 

Also should have added a bike/pedestrian counter at west end of Bow River Bridge for new MUP.

 

Also should have included separate spaces, i.e. doubled up cyclist and pedestrian underpass beneath Blackfoot Trail beside the Bow River

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May 24 5-8pm 17Ave SE info session

upcoming information session:

  • Wednesday, May 24 | 5-8 p.m. at the Albert Park Radisson Heights Community Association, 1310 28 Street S.E.

http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TI/Pages/Transit-projects/17-ave-se...

They also have construction web cams up on the site above.

 

Big file; but renderings of the three bridges start on page 296.

 

http://www.calgary.ca/_layouts/cocis/DirectDownload.aspx?target=http%3a%...

 

 

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More crappy detours...

I'm beginning to think the City has something against cyclists coming from the SE. Beaverdam/Old Refinery has been closed since 2013, another detour at Glenmore Trail, and the pathway closed south of Riverbend. Now we get this closure with another crappy detour (use the sidewalk?!) for 18+ months. Why even bother trying to ride. 

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Cushing Bridge Option (towards downtown)

I'm a confident rider (disclaimer), but I'd consider just getting on 9 Ave SE and using it , or at least until under the CPR tracks.  It is a four lane road. 

While I wouldn't encourage anyone over 14 years old to ride on the sidewalk (not a MUP), the sidewalks are wide under the CPR/Blackfoot Tr underpass too (e.g. wider than the 4 St NW MUP).  Choose the north side.

Access 15 St SE at 17 St SE (I'd stay north side of 9 Ave crossing at 19 St SE before the truck stop if sidewalk riding.

From 15 St SE you can use 8 Ave SE with the only hard crossing being 12 St SE (quiet now because of bridge construction and this is where the detour for that work is anyway)  http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TI/Pages/Pedestrian-bridges/12-Stre... Work is supposed to be done this winter, and pathways not always closed.

Of couse if you're headed across the Bow River at the Cushing Bridge, the city's route is the best.

So summary for northbound;

exit Bow River pathway at 9 Ave

stay on 9 Ave until under CPR/Blackfoot Tr (concerned cyclist consider sidewalk on north side starting at 19 St SE)

get onto 15 St SE (north side at 17 St SE & 9 Ave SE intersection)

north one block to 8 Ave SE

8 Ave SE until Elbow River bridge and Bow River MUP.