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Getting around Calgary: cycling

Cycling is a great option for many trips and can often be faster than driving. Getting around by bike is beneficial for your health and the environment. The City’s Bicycle Program is working to break down barriers to cycling by planning, designing and building more on-street bikeways, improving intersections, installing more bicycle parking and educating and encouraging Calgarians to move together.

The City has numerous on-street bikeways, pathways, and a downtown cycle track network. You can access bikeways, pathways, and the cycle track from numerous park ‘n’ bike sites located five to eight kilometres from downtown Calgary.

Cycling can be done year round in Calgary. The City typically clears bike lanes within 24 to 48 hours after a snow fall. To improve visibility at night and in the winter, equip your bike with a white front light and red rear light and use them at night or in low-light conditions.

Did you know that bikes can also be taken on Calgary Transit? The only time bikes are not allowed on CTrains is during the peak hours of 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you need to take the CTrain during peak hours, 13 of the CTrain stations have bike lockers that can be rented from Calgary Transit. Also, newer buses come equipped with bike racks so that you can take your bus on transit with you.