Update June 19
The final sections of the cycle track network pilot project opened to the public the morning of Thursday, June 18, 2015. In a news release, the City shared that the project came in under-budget, ahead of schedule and preliminary ridership numbers beyond expectation.The 8th Avenue, 9th Avenue and 12th Avenue cycle track routes are now complete and open for use. Construction of the 5th Street cycle track route is complete, except for a southbound cyclist-only detour at 15th Avenue. There have been changes to parking along the cycle track routes, so please look for the new parking signage when parking!Please note that Stephen Avenue is now a shared space for people walking and cycling, as bike riding is now allowed all hours of the day.Remember to watch for new signs, signals and pavement markings. Be understanding and courteous to one another as we all get used to the changes on the roadway! Whether you drive, walk or cycle, please contact 311 with your questions and feedback.
Update June 9
Over the course of the next 18 months, the City will be
monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and safety of the Cycle Tracks Pilot Project roadway from the
perspective of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
The 12th Avenue cycle track opened on
June 2 as construction was completed early due to the agreeable weather. The
other routes will be opened when construction and testing are complete, and
when the roadway is safe for all users. The network is expected to be fully
open by the end of June. 311 Calgary welcomes any questions or feedback.
As we all get used to the new roadway, it’s important
that all road users understand and watch for new signs, signals and pavement
markings. Check out these great resources to get acquainted with the changes
and learn about bike safety:
Bicycle Ambassadors, wearing blue shirts or jackets,
will be along the routes and at festivals and events all summer, talking about
how to use and interact with the cycle tracks, whether you’re in a vehicle, on
foot or on a bike.
Finally, we invite you to join the Cycle Track
Network launch party on Sunday June 21st! You will be able to
test-ride the cycle tracks and learn from firsthand the Bike ambassadors about
changes to traffic, new signs and signals, and most importantly, bike safety!
There will also be a great program of music, YYC Food Trucks and activities for
the whole family.
Remember, June is Bike Month in Calgary! Now is
the time to promote cycling resources, events and encourage us all to enjoy our
commute by bike.