Ramsay / Inglewood 11 St & 12 St Survey

Ramsay / Inglewood 11 St & 12 St Survey

#sharedstreets, Advocacy, Infrastructure
The redesigned streetscape for 11 Street SE / 12 Street SE through the communities of Ramsay and Inglewood has been released, and the City of Calgary is requesting feedback on the preferred design concept. Check out the plans and survey at the link below: https://engage.calgary.ca/ramsay-inglewoodTOD Adaptive roadway on the west side of 12 Street SE in Inglewood. Photo: Bike Calgary The design drawings call for a two-way wheeling path on the west side of 12 Street SE in Inglewood and under the CP rail tracks, similar to the current adaptive roadway on this street. Proposed design on 12 Street SE through Inglewood with west side multi-use pathway. Graphic: City of Calgary Engage South of the underpass, however, the pathway switches to the east side of the roadway. No rationale is…
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Calgary Cycling Infrastructure – 2021 Year in Review

Calgary Cycling Infrastructure – 2021 Year in Review

Advocacy, Infrastructure, Uncategorized
As 2021 comes to a close, we want to reflect on some of the progress that has been made in Calgary towards safer and more convenient cycling routes. This will be somewhat of a longer blog post, so here is a brief outline: Policy and/or administrative changes implemented in the past yearAdaptive Roadways programMulti-use pathway / Off-street pathway projectsProtected Wheeling LanesLooking ahead to 2022 POLICY CHANGES One of City Council's most impactful actions towards safer active transportation in 2021 was the adoption of 40 km/h residential speed limits, for all residential streets (streets with no painted centreline), and some collector streets (busier neighbourhood streets, often with bus routes). More information about this change can be found here. After a strong majority vote in favour by City Council in February, the…
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Neighbourhood Streets Policy

Neighbourhood Streets Policy

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Imagine safe, comfortable travel options - and more - in our communities Neighbourhood Streets Pilot - Separated Wheeling Lanes on Silver Springs Blvd in NW Calgary The City of Calgary is looking for public input on the new Neighbourhood Streets Policy that is currently being piloted in several communities. This should be of great interest to Bike Calgary members and anyone else looking to significantly improve the communities that we live, work, and play in. The last day to provide your online input is December 17th. After you’ve read this blog, please go to https://engage.calgary.ca/neighbourhood-streets-pilot-policy to learn more about the policy itself and submit your comments. In June 2022, City administration will recommend a final version Neighbourhood Streets Policy to Council for approval – please let your voices be heard.…
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Marda Loop 34 Ave SW – Cycling Improvements

Marda Loop 34 Ave SW – Cycling Improvements

Advocacy, Infrastructure, Uncategorized
The City of Calgary is looking for feedback on three possible options for cycling and pedestrian improvements on 34 Ave SW, between Crowchild Trail and 14 St SW. This is being completed as part of the City's Main Streets work in Marda Loop on 33 Ave and 34 Ave SW. 34 Ave SW - South Calgary / Altadore 34 Avenue SW is noted on the City's 5A Network Map as a Recommended On-Street bikeway. The avenue connects many local businesses in the Marda Loop Business Improvement Area (BIA) including attractions such as the Garrison Woods Safeway and Village Ice Cream. As part of the Main Streets work, both 33 and 34 Ave SW are scheduled to receive streetscape upgrades. No bicycling upgrades are planned for 33 Avenue, so 34 Avenue…
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2021 City of Calgary Budget – Public Hearing November 22

2021 City of Calgary Budget – Public Hearing November 22

Advocacy, Infrastructure
On Monday, November 22, citizens can provide feedback to City Council on the 2022 budget adjustments. If you'd like to call in and share comments over the phone, you can sign up here (no in-person speakers at this time). You can also submit written comments at the same link. Alternatively, we encourage you to send a message to your councillor letting them know what your priorities are for the upcoming budget. If you don't know how to contact your councillor, the City of Calgary has this helpful page:  https://www.calgary.ca/citycouncil/findyourcouncillor.html Here are their office email addresses: themayor@calgary.ca eaward1@calgary.ca  eaward2@calgary.ca eaward3@calgary.ca eaward4@calgary.ca eaward5@calgary.ca eaward6@calgary.ca eaward7@calgary.ca eaward8@calgary.ca eaward9@calgary.ca eaward10@calgary.ca eaward11@calgary.ca eaward12@calgary.ca eaward13@calgary.ca eaward14@calgary.ca Bike Calgary plans to speak to City Council on Monday in support of continued funding improvements to snow and ice…
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26 Avenue Southwest Engagement

26 Avenue Southwest Engagement

Advocacy, Infrastructure
26 Ave SW Bridge over Crowchild Trail Check out the engagement page for more information and to provide your feedback on the proposed 26 Ave SW improvements between 14 Street and Sarcee Trail. 26 Avenue is an important east-west link in Calgary's on-street bikeway network. It connects multiple schools and communities, the Rotary Mattamy Greenway, and the Max Teal BRT on 37 Street SW. https://engage.calgary.ca/buckmaster26?fbclid=IwAR3TX7zQKE588l4M3FZX3L3BBbP9TcW34vgRxjyVtKo07wIoDFcMVip6tZM 26 Avenue SW ranked highly in Bike Calgary's recent analysis of gaps in the 5A Network. It has also seen multiple collisions between cyclists and motor vehicles in the past two years: https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1410253972657500164?s=20 https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1300953767588720641?s=20 https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1267801367122284546?s=20 https://twitter.com/yyctransport/status/1266361978043240450?s=20 The existing conditions on this street are "shared lanes" between 14 St and Richmond Road, painted bike lanes between Richmond Road and 37 St SW, and "shared lanes" between…
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14 Ave NW Plans – Feedback Wanted

14 Ave NW Plans – Feedback Wanted

Advocacy, Infrastructure
Image: City of Calgary Engage Portal Check out the City of Calgary's concepts for the 14 Ave NW corridor. 14 Avenue NW is an important east-west connection for active modes of transportation. It connects major destinations like Foothills Medical Centre, Lions Park LRT station, SAIT, and the Alberta University of the Arts. It is also an important neighbourhood street for the communities of St. Andrew's Heights and Hounsfield Heights / Briar Hill. 14 Avenue is also identified as an on-street connection on the City's 5A mobility network. With the roadway planned for asphalt re-surfacing, Bike Calgary was pleased to see improved cycling and walking connections included in the project. Check out the proposed changes at https://engage.calgary.ca/14ave and be sure to fill out the survey with your feedback, especially if you…
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Detour alert – Ogden Road SE / Bow River Pathway

Detour alert – Ogden Road SE / Bow River Pathway

Infrastructure
As part of the ongoing construction at the Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant, the City's project team will be temporarily closing a section of the Bow River pathway near Ogden Rd SE and setting up a pathway detour from May 25th  until September 3rd.  Details of the closure and detour are outlined below and the detour is also reflected on the interactive pathway map.  The detour will be an asphalt transition and an adaptive roadway with solid barriers will be added to Ogden Road to provide a safe route for users, with a safe ramp back onto the pathway system. Thanks to the City of Calgary Project Engineer for reaching out and for thinking about the detour for all rollers and riders! See the projects website here for an insight into the…
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Chinatown detour designs released

Chinatown detour designs released

Infrastructure
As mentioned in the CBC article https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/city-of-calgary-construction-pathway-walkability-stakeholders-avenue-1.5983559, the City of Calgary has released the plans for the upgrades to 3rd Ave, which incorporates the Chinatown area. The City notes that the upgrades (being made for people who walk and wheel in the area) include: Improvements at intersections that enhance safety and make it easier to cross the streetThe possible installation of signals (where appropriate) to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibilityWheelchair ramp reconstruction and accessibility improvementsTraffic calming measuresChanges to on-street parking, including curb extensions or concrete islands that will improve the visibility of people at intersectionsCreating angle parking stalls where appropriate on side streets to increase parking capacityCreating dedicated facilities for cycling and other mobility devices such as scooters, in-line skates, and skateboards Why 3 Avenue South? Well according to the…
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Future of 16 Avenue NW – Project Update and Invitation for Virtual Open House

Future of 16 Avenue NW – Project Update and Invitation for Virtual Open House

Infrastructure
A RECAP - CURRENT STATUS: Currently the project is in Phase 3: Reveal. During this phase, the City will be presenting the short-, medium- and long-term recommended concepts to Calgarians and asking for input. They will use this input, along with technical expertise to refine the plans. The City has been in contact with stakeholders whose access and properties may be impacted by the medium and long-term concepts. They have collated the feedback received from the initial survey, conducted technical analysis and developed concept options that best met the project’s goals and what they heard from Calgarians. UPCOMING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: Starting this April, the City invites you and all Calgarians to review the short-, medium- and long-term recommended plans and give input. You are also invited to attend the virtual open house on…
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