53 Street N.W. from 40 Avenue N.W. to Crowchild Trail
In order to improve bicycle travel for Calgarians as well as enhance how our streets function for all users, the City of Calgary continues to engage stakeholders and the community on plans to add new bike facilities and improve existing ones. As a stakeholder, Bike Calgary is asked to provide feedback on such bikeway projects on behalf of our members and from the perspective of facility users in general.
In 2015, the City of Calgary will review the existing bikeway on 53rd Street NW between 40th Avenue and Crowchild Trail NW. 53rd Street is currently a marked bicycle lane from 40th Avenue to 53rd Avenue NW. The Cycling Strategy (2011) identified 53rd Street as Calgary’s first on-street bicycle lane and most popular route from the northwest for Downtown-bound bicycle commuters. 53rd Street connects to the regional pathway network south from 40th Avenue to Home Road and north through Varsity Estates Park (between Varsity Drive and Varsity Estates Drive NW). It also provides a number of throughgoing on-street connections including Varsity Estates Drive and 40th Avenue.
In preparation for stakeholder engagement, Bike Calgary would like to ensure comprehensive representation of the perspectives and concerns of those using this bikeway. If you have any comments or suggestions to enhance the operation and function of the 53rd Street NW bikeway that you would like Bike Calgary to incorporate into our participation at the stakeholder engagement please feel free to add them to this forum.
Opportunities to provide direct feedback will follow at a public open house.