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Pathway and Bikeway Plan

Engagement phase two

Last June Calgarians shared their feedback on issues and challenges with our existing pathway and bikeway network. Over the past year we have incorporated it into our technical evaluation that is helping us draft an updated plan for the network.

We now need your help in prioritizing how the network we are planning will be built out. You will have several opportunities to share your feedback:

  • An online survey available from May 14 until June 8, 2018.
  • Drop-in sessions at Vivo for Healthier Generations and the Genesis Centre on June 1, 2018.
  • Visit us at Lilac Festival on June 3, 2018.

More details about the online survey and events mentioned above can be found on the project engagement page.

Upcoming changes to the plan

The Calgary Pathway and Bikeway Implementation Plan was developed in 2000. It is being updated to reflect changes in our city. Many of the pathways and bikeways proposed in the initial plan have been built. Some of the proposed connections are obsolete because of changes to the road network or approved developments. Also, new approved policies impact the current plan.

The updated plan will provide a proposed city-wide network of pathways and bikeways. It will become the framework that developers and City planners use to seamlessly connect Calgarians to the places they want to go. It will also include a digital map that is easy to access and update.

Help update the plan with your input

Throughout the process of updating the plan there will be a variety of engagement opportunities. You are invited to participate in engagement opportunities whether you use our pathway and bikeway network for commuting, recreation, running errands or not at all. It is important for us to hear from people who walk, cycle, skateboard or rollerblade on the pathway and bikeway network as well. Your input will help us develop a proposed city-wide network of pathways and bikeways that will seamlessly connect Calgarians to the places they want to go.

For upcoming and past events, please visit the engagement page.

Pathways and bikeways: Questions and answers

The following are common questions pinned on the online map during Phase One of engagement.


Bike and Path FAQ

2000/2001 Calgary Pathway and Bikeway Plan

Cycling is increasingly popular, as a recreational activity and as an environmentally friendly alternative mode of transportation. There are approximately 900 km of pathways and 400 km of on-street bicycle routes within Calgary. The recreational and commuting opportunities are endless.

The Calgary Pathway and Bikeway Plan was adopted by City Council in 2000. It is a comprehensive set of guiding principles relating to the planning, design and management of Calgary's pathway and bikeway network.

The main objectives of the plan are to:

  • Develop guiding principles for the planning, design, implementation and management of pathways and bikeways
  • Locate conceptual ties to regional and national pathway systems
  • Develop policy to support City negotiations with developers respecting pathway and bikeway construction
  • Produce a comprehensive and integrated pathway / bikeway plan

It is not intended to supersede approved policy, it is a supplement to it. The plan supplements the Cycling Strategy, the Parks and Pathways BylawComplete Streets Policy and the Calgary Transportation Plan.

View the 2000 / 2001 Calgary Pathway and Bikeway Plan report

Entire Plan - Complete document
Plan Part 1 - Table of Contents, List of Exhibits and Executive Summary
Plan Part 2 - Introduction and Guiding Principles
Plan Part 3 - Ancillary Programs and Facilities, Lifecycle Management, Analysis of Proposed Routes, Missing Links, Funding, Implementation Strategy
Plan Part 4 - Implementation Strategy Chart
Implementation Map - Implementation Map (large file)

Related documents


Connect with cycling

Take a map on the go! The City of Calgary Pathways and Bikeways iPhone and Android apps are free. They are available to download from the Apple and Google app stores.

Download the iOS AppDownload the Android App


Join our online Facebook community for cycling tips, bike maps, info and news by pressing ‘Like’ on the City of Calgary Bicycle Program page.