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Pathway and Bikeway Plan

Project update: July 2017

Thank you to everyone who shared their feedback on the pathway and bikeway network by filling out our online survey. We are currently working on compiling all of your comments into a What We Heard Report. It will be posted on the project engagement page later this summer.

Please check back soon for project updates.

Upcoming changes to the plan

The Calgary Pathway and Bikeway Implementation Plan was initially developed in 2000 and is being updated to reflect changes in our City. Many of the proposed pathways and bikeways from 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 policies have been approved that impact the approved plan.

The updated plan will provide a proposed city-wide network of pathways and bikeways that will become the framework from which developers will use in order 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.

2000/2001 Calgary Pathway and Bikeway Plan

Cycling is increasingly popular, both 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, not including the pathways in Fish Creek Provincial Park. The recreational and commuting opportunities are endless.

The City of Calgary Pathway and Bikeway Plan was adopted by City Council in 2000 as a comprehensive set of guiding principles relating to the planning, design and management of Calgary's pathway and on-street cycle route systems.

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, but should be used as a supplement to it. In particular, this study should be read together with the Cycling Strategy, the Parks and Pathways BylawComplete Streets Policy and the Calgary Transportation Plan.

View 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)

Connect with cycling

Take a map on the go! The City of Calgary Pathways and Bikeways iPhone and Android App is free and 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.