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Cycling Strategy Update (2018) - Plan Design & Build

On 18-Dec-2017 (minutes link), Council approved Administration’s recommendation (link) for the annual Cycling Strategy review be presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation and Transit no later than Q1-2018, to coincide with the reports on the;


Bike Calgary expects both cycling-related reports will come up for discussion as soon as early February and plans to address Committee on each of the three Pillars of the Cycling Strategy.


Above: Cycling Strategy. Figure E.1.1: Pillars of a bicycle-friendly city.


This post aims to raise awareness among Bike Calgary members in terms of the City’s progress to achieving targets within the “Plan, design and build” Pillar, including;


  • Adding more bike lanes and separated bike lanes, and

  • Developing (updating) the city-wide pathway and bikeway implementation plan.


Though the Cycling Strategy focus is on-street bikeways, a discussion around pathways is also necessary, particularly roadway corridor ‘boulevard pathways’ as these are widespread, retained in Complete Streets and incorporated into future projects, including;

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Bridge Closure - Crowchild Trail Pathway Bow River Crossing

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).


Above: www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Documents/Pathways/Closures/crowchild-underpass.pdf


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Pathway Closure: Glenmore Dam (September 30, 2017 to Spring 2020)

Please note that the dam deck crossing over the Glenmore Reservoir will be closed from September 30, 2017 to spring 2020 for dam deck redesign and rehabilitation, meaning that the associated pathway will be inaccessible during this time. The City has posted the following as the recommended pathway detour:



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Pathway Detours - West Eau Claire (05-Sep to End 2017)

The City of Calgary is establishing pathway detours for Phase 2 of construction through the Eau Claire area as part of West Eau Claire Park (www.calgary.ca/westeauclaire) starting Tuesday, September 5th and going to the end of the year. The City is asking that, ‘given the limited space for travel and the high volumes of people walking through the area, people cycling use alternate routes around the construction site’. Suggested detours are outlined on the map below;



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