With the 20th Street SW Bikeway project, the Marda Loop communities will see new and improved pedestrian and cyclist amenities including additional bike racks, cafe tables, and gathering spaces to increase the user experience.
Update July 25th, 2016
Construction is progressing on the 20th Street SW improvements:
- Paving between 19th Avenue SW and 32 Avenue SW is now complete.
- Paving between 33rd Avenue SW and 34 Avenue SW is expected to be complete the first week of August.
- Paving and construction between 32nd Avenue SW and 33rd Avenue SW will be delayed until The Odeon construction is complete. Temporary conditions will be in place to help bicycles and vehicles share the road safely along this block.
- Construction on 42nd Avenue SW and in fron of Dr. Oakley School will be ongoing for the next two to three weeks.
- Roadmarking and signage installations are underway and expected to be complete mid-August.
Read the 20th Street SW Bikeway FAQs
Update May 3rd, 2016
This summer, 20th Street SW will be re-paved between 26th Avenue SW and 34th Avenue SW. At the same time, several improvements for pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders and motorists will be implemented:
- A 4.5 km bikeway will be created to better connect people who bicucle from the existing pedestrian bridge over Glenmore Trail and the reservoir through Marda Loop to the inner city. Bicycle lanes will be installed between 26th Avenue and 54th Avenue SW, and neighbourhood greenways on the north and south ends.
- Several pedestrian improvements will be installed: new wheel chair ramps, sections of new sidewalk, curb extensions and pedestrian refuge islands.
- Dedicated turn lanes will be added at 33rd Avenue SW and 34th Avenue SW for the highest volume movements at those intersections to improve traffic flow.
Construction should begin in early May and wrap up by August 2016. Some temporary sidewalk and lane closures may be required for this constriction.
20th Street SW Bikeway Construction Notice May 2016
Update January 5th, 2016
The last of the stakeholder meetings on the 20th Street SW Bikeway Project were held in November 2015. The involved stakeholders include a range of planners, local business and land owners, and a representative from the Marda Loop BRZ. The project team did a great job of presenting the options for implementation, which had been narrowed down and tweaked by input received from the public.
A major concern was the availability of parking spaces for shoppers visiting the area. In order to make the corridor safe for bikes, some of the on-street parking will be lost. There's an estimated loss of just under 30 spaces, within the BRZ zone which contains over 600. A few options to add parking spaces along sidestreets are being explored.
There will be some lane changes in the area. The project team is currently anticipating dedicated left hand turning lanes going north onto 33rd Avenue from 20th Street SW, and will be looking at increasing the signal length and/or turning lanes at the 33rd Avenue and 22nd Street SW intersection. The real aim of the project is to create “complete street” - one where all modes of transportation are able to travel stress free.
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