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East Central Bikeways

What's New

View the public input summary from the April 2016 open house and online survey.

The City will report back to the community and stakeholders with final recommendations in late 2016.

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Project overview

The City of Calgary is working to accommodate growth and make our city more liveable by providing transportation choices. Walkable and bikeable neighbourhoods contribute to creating vibrant, healthy communities. While there are some signed bicycle routes and multi-use pathways in east central Calgary, there is currently limited quality infrastructure for people who want to bicycle. The City has been working with stakeholders and the community to identify bikeway routes and facilities and improving conditions for those who drive, walk or bicycle.

Specifically, the project goals are to improve:

  • safety and mobility for all road users in the study area
  • bicycle connectivity within neighbourhoods, to businesses, the pathway system and City Centre
  • road design to make walking, biking, taking transit and driving safe, predictable and accessible for all road users

Study area

Public engagement & communications

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Stakeholder meeting #1

Nine people attended the first stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Forest Heights Community Association. Meeting attendees heard a presentation about why The City is trying to improve bicycle facilities in east central Calgary, some of the considerations for planning a bikeway network and the current conditions for all road users (pedestrians, cyclists, transit customers and motorists). The project team and meeting attendees discussed the challenges and opportunities for implementing bikeways in the area, and identified key destinations inside and outside the communities for people who bicycle.

Meeting attendees said providing connections across busy roads and the Bow River were the most important factors for improving conditions for people who bicycle. View the public input summary for more details.

Open house #1

Approximately 30 people attended the first open house on June 10, 2015 at the Forest Heights Community Association to share their thoughts about possible bikeway routes in east central Calgary. Feedback was also collected online from June 11 - 18, 2015.  A total of 56 feedback forms were collected. 

View the June 10, 2015 open house display boards and the public input summary for more details.

Stakeholder meeting #2

The second stakeholder meeting was held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Forest Heights Community Association.

Meeting attendees heard a presentation about how public input was used to create the proposed bike network for east central Calgary. The group discussed which routes should be prioritized for construction. The group also provided suggestions for improvements and possible new routes. View a summary of the discussion and feedback.

Public open house and online feedback

More than 40 people attended the open house on April 13, 2016 at the Forest Heights Community Association.
View a summary of the input.

Next Steps

The project team will use public input, technical analysis and budget considerations to select which routes and pedestrian improvements will be implemented first and refine the final recommendations. They will report back to stakeholders and the community when designs are finalized.

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