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Bikes line up to celebrate the completion of Calgary’s cycling track (Photo)
Bikes line up to celebrate the completion of Calgary's cycling track (Photo)

Bikes line up to celebrate the completion of Calgary’s cycling track (Photo)

Despite the soggy conditions, bike lovers gathered at a Beltline park Sunday, to show support for the city’s newly opened cycle track.

A few city councillors were on hand for the event at Barb Scott Park in the southwest.

Gian-Carlo Carra, Ward 9 councillor, says the bike lanes are a great initiative however some kinks still have to be worked out.

“Because it’s designed as a pilot we can tinker with it and we can get it right before we lock it in. I think it’s less a question of whether this is going to be successful or not, because already zillions of people are using it, it’s going to be more and more successful because we have the ability to analyze the data and refine it and refine it and get it exactly right.”

He notes that he’s been flooded with emails from people saying how great the new lanes are.

The one-year pilot project finished ahead of schedule and under-budget, with final cost of the network coming in at $5.75 million.

Agencies/Canadajournal




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    2 comments

    1. My question is why does the Alderman not attend public meetings concerning the 11th ST SE cycling lanes? And why do you ignore citizen emails?

      Since 2008 without any warning 11,000 motorists overnight were forced from 4 lanes into 2 lanes for 6-8 summer cyclists?

      Will 11th ST SE serve as the model for the City that citizens will not be heard and that debate on the increased carbon footprint and overall public safety due to poorly planned cycling lanes will not be acknowledged?

      Let’s put this to vote and see how the masses respond. Why do we have $12,500,000.00 budgeted for very few cyclist while the Calgary Food Bank receives NOTHING??

      SHAMEFUL!

      • Randy asks “Let’s put this to vote and see how the masses respond. Why do we have $12,500,000.00 budgeted for very few cyclist while the Calgary Food Bank receives NOTHING?? . Because your taxes aren’t high enough? People aren’t donating enough food stuffs to the food bank?

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