Obviously the recent and ongoing flooding will have direct and devastating impact on many Calgarians and my thoughts go out to anyone in this situation. On the positive side, I know we are a resilient City and that we will be able to pull together to get through and rebuild what was lost.
Of course, this event will also have a huge impact on how Calgarians get around in the short-term and possibly, for cyclists, the medium-term, as many of Calgary's key cycling routes include pathways running along our waterways. We will get a better idea of the condition of these facilities as water levels begin to drop. With this in mind, let's keep our fellow Bike Calgary members updated on any pathway or bikeway conditions that may impact them as well as keep our eyes open for alternatives.
Thanks, good luck, and stay safe!
- We're collecting real-time info on a map: http://goo.gl/maps/uaYgB
- Official pathway closure and detour info: http://calgary.ca/pathwayclosures
- Fish Creek Park info: http://www.albertaparks.ca/fish-creek/advisories-public-safety/flood-upd...
- Additional park'n bike sites and route suggestions: http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Pages/Cycling/Bicycle-Parking/Ca...
- Bike theft information: http://bikecalgary.org/theft
- Effort to pair free bikes with people who need them: http://bikecalgary.org/yycbikelove
- If you'd like to switch to a bike for getting aroudn town, start here: http://bikecalgary.org/resources
UPDATE: Ride the City Calgary knows about pathway closures now and will route around them!