Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Get to know the 7 Street S.W. cycle track

The 7 Street S.W. cycle track has been open for three weeks and is getting well used by all levels of cyclists. City staff will be onsite at the intersections along the 7 Street S.W. cycle track on Wednesday, July 31, between 3:30 and 6 p.m. handing out copies of the new How-to guide and answering questions. Look for them in the blue bike-month t-shirts.

From youth to adults, couriers to commuters and even those parents towing kids in bike trailers, Calgarians are bicycling in Calgary’s first downtown cycle track. You can get to know the 7 Street S.W. cycle track by trying it out yourself and reading the How-to guide.

Since it opened, City staff and the Calgary Police Service have been onsite talking with and educating people riding bikes and driving vehicles on the new roadway. Over the past three weeks, more than 1,200 of the first edition How-to guide pamphlets were handed out to Calgarians travelling in the area.

The project team has also been out weekly observing how the cycle track is being used and traffic patterns on 7 Street S.W. The City will continue to make adjustments to the roadway through 2013, making sure it operates as efficiently as possible. The remaining surfaces that require bright green paint, including the 8 Avenue S.W. bike-turn box, are scheduled to be painted during the week of August 5.

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