Walking is the fundamental form of human transportation. No matter which form of transportation you use – biking, driving or taking transit – every trips starts and ends with walking.
For this reason, The City of Calgary is committed to designing and operating a city in which walking is a meaningful transportation choice for social and economic interaction. Our Pedestrian Policy and Needs Report consolidates and aligns with previous Council-approved policies and direction such as the Calgary Transportation Plan, and reflects The City of Calgary's commitment to sustainable transportation.
Community walking maps and routes
Looking for a great place to walk? The following walking and cycling maps may be useful:
Cycling and walking maps provides detailed maps to popular Calgary destinations from the city centre.
Pedestrian overpasses and bridges are found throughout the city and ease non-motorized travel. Find out about some recently completed overpasses and how The City prioritizes them.
Walking education outlines safety tips, and pathway laws, and etiquette.
Visiting Calgary, or looking to rediscover some of our heritage? There are many opportunities for walking tours of Calgary's best communities. Stephen Avenue, or 8th Avenue S.W., is a pedestrian-only street in the heart of Downtown Calgary. Learn more about Stephen Avenue and historic downtown Calgary.
There are many benefits to pedestrian and cyclist-oriented communities. On April 19, 2004, The City of Calgary and partners presented Dan Burden, an expert on designing walkable communities, at a public lecture.
Connect with cycling
Take a map on the go! The City of Calgary Pathways and Bikways Iphone App is free and available to download at the App Store. An Android version is being developed and will be available soon.
Download the Pathways and Bikeways App