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Calgary Cycle Tracks

Sorting out cycle tracks

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  • 40


  • Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary, Alberta

Facilitating green travel in the Calgary core

As Calgary’s population continues to grow, it’s essential to find more travel choices for those who regularly travel in and out of the downtown area. So, the City of Calgary dedicated funds to develop a network of cycle tracks in the downtown area.

The first cycle track was a 0.8 kilometre route along 7th Street Southeast—connecting the northwest quadrant of downtown with the Bow River Pathway. Following the success of this first corridor, planning and design for the network began in earnest and we were added to the team.

Two years later 5.5 kilometres of cycle track and one kilometres of shared street space was opened to Calgarians as an 18 month pilot, using temporary construction treatments. These new cycle tracks are designed to include separated bicycle lanes for cyclists, travel lanes to keep vehicle traffic flowing, signage to direct cyclists and motorists, modifications to traffic signals to keep traffic flowing (and improve safety for all road users), more bicycle parking, and maximum on-street parking where possible.

We worked closely with the City of Calgary on the network planning, public engagement, approval process, detailed design of all facilities, traffic analysis of approximately 40 impacted signals, construction, and construction administration efforts. We’re also involved in ongoing engagement with a variety of stakeholders including the public.

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Sorting out Cycle Tracks

Join Stantec’s Ryan Martinson as he takes you through the benefits and challenges of cycle tracks.

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  • Ryan Martinson

    Associate, Transportation

  • Joe  Olson

    Associate, Transportation

  • Arliss  Szysky

    Vice President, Regional Leader, Alberta South

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