The Calgary Greenway is not just any community pathway; it is a linear pathway that will encircle the city, connecting our communities. Parks Foundation Calgary is building on Calgary's nearly 1,000 km of pathway with a 138 km perimeter pathway that will connect Calgarians to each other, to nature and to the communities we call home. This vehicle-free, pathway loop around the city will offer citizens, as well as visitors, off-leash dog parks, rest areas, family fitness parks and educational wetlands. The Calgary Greenway will be a year round destination for cyclists, cross-country skiers, bird and nature watchers, inline skaters and dog walkers.
This pathway project has been separated into three different phases:
- Phase 1, which is already completed, was the expansion of the northeastern side of Airport Trail to 17 Ave. S.E.
- Phase 2 is 21.5 kilometre, experience-themed wetland stretch in southeast Calgary which is expected to be completed in 2013.
- The third phase will be the most ambitious, encompassing the entire northern edge of the city, followed by Country Hills to Weaselhead Flats near the Glenmore reservoir and then all the way to Fish Creek Provincial Park. Construction is to start in 2013, with completion estimated to be late 2015.
Read the Calgary Herald article and visit the Parks Foundation Calgary website for more details.
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