The regional pathway south of Glenmore trail at Crowchild Trail. It seems that the middle of the pathway IS a good place to tie-down power pole cables...so long as you use some solid steel bars to prevent cyclists and inline skaters from running into them!
Same place as previous. It is always convenient when one is asked to dismount from their bike to walk accross a bridge. In my personal opinion it definitely shortens my travel time and makes me feel like cyclists are accommodated.
Downtown at 3rd avenue and 8th street SW. This has always been one of my favorite to cite as an example of pathway-roadway junctions not accommodating cyclists. As a cyclist, it's pretty much a free-for-all, which can be a good thing in some situations. Problem is, motorists and pedestrians perceive cyclists as behaving "eratically" when in reality it's only because there's no indication of what rules we are supposed to follow. It doesn't help that the sharp curb makes navigating this junction difficult (distracted attention). Ultimately, it doesn't really reflect that cyclists are vehicles.
On page 22 of the 2011 Cycling Strategy the bike lane on 53rd Street NW, established in 2005, is cited as the City's first. While the estabishment of the first bike lane may be a milestone to celebrate this party may be a bit premature. The problem with this bike lane is that it suffers from some confusion. It really doesn't know whether it is a bike lane or a parking lane. This probably wouldn't be the type of bike lane that would make a family bike ride enjoyable. According to the City they cannot enforce no parking in this lane unless it is specifically designated a no-parking zone. So, is it a bike lane or a parking lane?