Two weeks ago, my team and I decided to hop on our bikes and tour around
Ward 8. Strong cycling and pedestrian infrastructure has always
been important to me and there's no better way to stay connected to what's
working and what needs to be fixed than by getting out into the community and testing it out. Along our ride, we stopped to visit some new developments in Rosscarrock and Marda Loop while also exploring some of the great new neighbourhoods that will become a part of our ward following the 2017 election. I have to say, there’s something exciting about experiencing communities on foot or by bike that you just don’t get when you’re in a car.
Starting at City Hall, we hopped on the CTrain with our bikes and rode to the 45th St Station. Getting off the train, we made our way down through Killarney, Richmond, and South Calgary before taking a quick intermission for lunch and visiting the new Voltage Creative Garage in Marda Loop. Afterwards, we biked through some of the neighbourhoods that will join Ward 8 after the upcoming ward boundary changes, like Altadore and North Glenmore Park. It was great to see such diversity in housing stock in
these neighbourhoods. From single family homes built in the 50s, 60s and 70s to
new, modern duplexes and town houses all coexisting in harmony. We then biked
back up towards Mount Royal University and witnessed the strides in commercial and residential development in the area and just how beneficial the SW BRT will be for so many Calgarians commuting to school or work.
Finally, we headed back North and ended the ride by grabbing some Village Ice Cream at their new Garrison Corner location.
Our ride route through Ward 8
One of the main reasons behind this bike tour was to experience the multi-modal improvements being made to 20th Street SW. With a
bike lane from 17th Avenue all the way to Glenmore Trail, brand new paved roads
and accessible sidewalk improvements, this project is a part of our effort to
make Calgary more connected for all Calgarians. I hope that you enjoy it as
much as we did!
If you have any questions about the 20th Street Bikeway, visit the
Calgary website here.
If you have any questions for me and my team, don’t hesitate to reach out by
e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call us at 403-268-2430.
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