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During the week of June 24, changes will be made to the road markings along three blocks of Bowness Road N.W. between 62 Street to 65 Street to improve safety and mobility for people travelling in the Bowness community. This work is part of the Bowness Road N.W. Complete Street Project (Phase 2).

The following work will be completed:

  • Crosswalks will be repainted through the Bowness Business Improvement Area
  • A painted median will be added to the roadway (this will not restrict any left turns needed to access driveways or impact how the road operates)
  • More pavement markings will be added to help clarify parking zones near driveways and reduce unsafe and illegal parking
  • Bike lanes will be installed on Bowness Road N.W. between 62 Street N.W. to 65 Street N.W.
  • New bicycle parking will be installed on the south side of Bowness Road N.W., west of 63 Street N.W near Cadence Coffee
This work will be scheduled to minimize impacts to businesses and traffic.
 
Installing the bike lanes along three blocks of Bowness will be part of a new 18-month pilot program. During this pilot, The City will be collecting data on vehicle travel speeds, roadway operations, and safety for all road users. Citizens can provide their feedback on the pilot by contacting 311.
 
Completing the upcoming work will provide a number of benefits to the Bowness community. It will make sharing Bowness Road among people walking, cycling and driving a safer and predictable experience. In addition, adding bike lanes to roadways has been shown to help reduce vehicle speeds in communities.
 
The City will be communicating these changes to businesses in the Bowness Business Improvement Area (BIA) by dropping off postcards in person with information on the upcoming changes and safety messages on how to share the road. Both the Bowness Community Association and the Mainstreet Bowness BIA will be notified of these changes prior to June 24 and they will be provided content that they can share on their social media channels and newsletters. Also, information will be available for business owners and people walking, riding cycles and driving on calgary.ca/bowness

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