Text is from The City of Calgary (with minor edits)
Cycle track summer update
The cycle track network has now been open for a month, and we have seen lots of people giving them a try. On average there are 1,131 cyclists on 8 Avenue, 1,055 cyclists on 12 Avenue and 1,496 cyclists on 5 Street* .
We have put together some safety tips and reminders for those who walk, bike or drive along the cycle track routes. Remember to look for new signs, signals and pavement markings.
If you are new to cycling, or have not been on a bike in a while, you might want to consider taking a bike riding course. There are a number of different courses being offered throughout the summer.
Looking for parking near the cycle tracks? We have posted maps online that show where parking is located, or you can download the MyParking app.
Stephen Avenue and Olympic Plaza block are now shared by people walking and people cycling between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. people walking use the sidewalk, while bicycles and cars share the roadway.
The City’s Bicycle Ambassadors will be walking, riding bicycles and hosting information tents along the cycle track network this summer. Let us know if you’d like education materials provided to your business.
If you have questions, concerns or feedback about this project please contact 311.
*Volumes were collected in the middle of each route during 16-hour counts Stephen Avenue and Olympic Plaza Block Tips: If you are riding a bicycle, stay to the right on the roadway and yield to people walking. If you are walking, be mindful of people riding bicycles in both directions on the roadway, and use the sidewalk after 6 p.m. If you are driving on Stephen Avenue in the evening, be aware of people riding bicycles in both directions on the roadway.