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52 Street N.W. Bikeway Review

What's New

Construction is nearly complete on 52 Street N.W. View the improvement plan(s) and sign up to receive construction updates.

Project update

52 Street N.W. Cycle Track Improvements

The project team developed an improvement plan to address the priorities identified through public input and technical review. 52 Street N.W, between Bowness Road and Home Road, has been re-paved this summer as part of the Surface Overlay Program, including portions of the gravel driveway accesses to the Bowmont Park parking lot and Maranatha Church. Other improvements include curb extensions at Home Road and Bowness Road, improved connectivity between the cycle track and pathways at either end, new wheelchair ramps at various locations along 52 Street N.W. and replacing the existing delineators.

The project team heard that speed humps were a desired improvement along the corridor and were investigated, but were not included because of the steep grade and because 52 Street N.W. is an emergency response route (any devices that would slow emergency response vehicles are not permitted).

The project team also heard that improved aesthetics for the cycle track barriers were a priority. The project team is currently investigating the possibilities and will follow up with a recommendation.

52 Street N.W. Construction

Concrete work for the curb extensions and paving are complete. Road markings and signage improvements are expected to be complete in mid-September. Please sign up for the email distribution list to receive construction updates.

Project overview

The City of Calgary is working to make our city more liveable by improving access and safety for all road users. The City monitors and adjusts existing bikeways based on feedback from 311 calls, citizen requests to Councillors and dialogue with roadway users. The existing bikeways on 52 Street N.W. from Home Road to Bowness Road N.W., and on 53 Street N.W. from 40 Avenue N.W. to Crowchild Trail were reviewed to achieve the following goals:   

  • Improve access, safety and mobility for all road users
  • Review operations and traffic flow
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the operation and quality of the existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  • Determine where on-street parking should be located

Public engagement & communications

The public engagement process for the 52 Street N.W. and 53 Street N.W. Bikeway Reviews is now complete. Please read the input summary for details.

Stakeholder meeting

Approximately 35 people attended the stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Maranatha Church. Meeting attendees heard a presentation about why the 52 and 53 Street N.W. bikeways need to be reviewed and improved, the existing conditions for all road users (pedestrians, cyclists, transit customers and motorists) and some of the challenges and opportunities for the improvements. The project team and attendees discussed the possibilities and identified concerns and possible solutions for improvements.

Open house

Approximately 75 people attended the open house on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at FE Osborne School. Attendees were invited to speak with the project team and were asked to provide feedback on proposed bikeway improvement options. The open house display boards and feedback form were posted online from May 8 - 15, 2015.

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