What’s a Cycle Track?
A cycle track is a bike lane protected by a physical barrier from moving cars, parked cars and sidewalks. It provides a predictable space and minimizes potential conflicts between people who walk, bicycle, and drive.
With Calgary’s growing population, it is important to provide more travel choices in and out of downtown. Creating dedicated spaces for people to cycle will increase transportation choices for all Calgarians. With over 12,500 bicycle trips in and out of the downtown core per day, The City has seen a 122% increase in Calgarians arriving by bicycle since 1996.
The new cycle tracks have been 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
- Maximum on-street parking where possible
Cycling in Calgary is easy to get into! There are plenty of pathways, bikeways and greenways in Calgary that allow access all over the city. The City of Calgary offers great resources to help you on your way to a healthy and fit lifestyle while feeling safe and comfortable. Check out the map of the downtown network below and if this is not your area of the city, check out the pathway map here.