The bus trap which used to exist under Sarcee Trail north of Crowchild was a very useful way for NW riders to get east into Dalhousie from Ranchlands, or west out of the city via Nose Hill, Country Hills, etcetera areas.
It is now a radio-controlled gate. I emailed the City about this, and they told me it is "impossible" and dangerous for people to use the bus traps in the way I described and that it is now safer, since you have to hop the only sidewalk there (which is pretty busy during rush hour).
The group of commuter cyclists that has been meeting over the past few months (see article further below) has put together and submitted to the City its recommendations for work on bike routes. Several new routes were proposed, while improvements on others have been suggested. You can read the full report in PDF version: Bike Group Report 2006.pdf.
A recently formed group of on-road cyclists, representing several credible local organizations and active commuters with a keen interest in seeing Calgary move forward in on-street commuter cycling, has been established. This group was formed primarily to see what improvements, if any, could be made to provide safe and effective bicycling routes in the city.