As part of The City’s goal to provide Calgarians with better transportation choices, City Council approved a one-year pilot project for a cycle track network in April 2014. The cycle track network will include new cycle tracks on:
• 5 Street (3 Avenue SW to 17 Avenue SW)
• 12 Avenue (11 Street SW to 4 Street SE)
• 8 Avenue (11 Street SW to 3 Street SW and 1 Street SE to Macleod Trail)
• 9 Avenue (Macleod Trail to 4 Street SE)
There will be no cycle track on Stephen Avenue, however, a plan is being developed to create shared space for both pedestrians and bicyclists on these blocks.
Construction work on this project began at the end of the summer with the modification of certain traffic signals and since the fall, City staff have been seeking input on the designs from local businesses, residents, and community associations along each route. New vehicle lane markings are now being installed on the roads. The majority of cycle track installation work will take place in Spring 2015, with the cycle tracks and Stephen Avenue shared space set to open in July 2015.
The cycle tracks will connect to Calgary’s existing pathway and bikeway network, and can become a real, year-round transportation option for Calgarians.
Stay tuned for project updates.
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