BACKGROUND

What are we doing?

We're developing dedicated pathway and bikeway routes in the communities of Elboya, Windsor Park, Meadowlark Park, Kingsland, Haysboro, and Southwood, aligning with Calgary's established Pathway and Bikeway Network. These routes will focus on routes that serve students, recreation, shopping, and work destinations. When built, these routes will provide safe, healthy, and affordable travel choices for people of all ages and all abilities.


Why are we doing it?

This project combines three separate initiatives. First, the SW Neighbourhood Bikeway was identified as one of the top 15 projects to provide safe and equitable connections to schools and regional destinations, emphasizing active transportation and community well-being. Second, the community identified 89th Ave. S.W. to address the need for an east-west connection in S.W. Calgary, enhancing mobility for pedestrians and cyclists. Lastly, Horton Road S.W. is in need of reconstruction and will implement complete streets elements to improve mobility for all users.


What will we do with your feedback?

In this Phase 1: Discover your input will provide valuable local perspectives, opinions, and concerns, helping the project team understand the local context and needs of the area. Your input from this phase will be considered alongside factors such as cost, environmental impact, technical limitations, and long-range plans to inform design options that will be presented in Phase 2: Explore.

At the conclusion of each engagement phase, a What We Heard report summarizing feedback will be produced and made available on this page.

SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK BELOW

Phase 1 online engagement was open from May 31 - July 2, 2024. We are currently working on the What We Heard Report which will be out this summer.



SHARE YOUR IDEAS

Think about the experiences of students, people with mobility challenges, parents with strollers / young children, and seniors travelling in the community. If we consider improvements for the most vulnerable it will make the pathways and bikeways safer for all!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Review Comments: Take a look at the comments left by your neighbors.
  • Thumbs Up or Down: Show your support by giving a thumbs up or express disagreement with a thumbs down.
  • Submit Your Idea: Feel free to share your unique ideas (maximum 140 characters per box).
  • One Idea Per Box: Aim for one idea per box to make it easy for others to react to each comment. You can add more than one idea if you like.

What else do you want The City to consider when improving the area for walking, biking, and wheeling?

Note: comments are pre-moderated - harassing, abusive, or non-inclusive speech won't be posted.

3 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

We need more paths and wider paths. People of all ages in the area ride bikes. Especially more of us elderly folks with these ebikes.

2 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

This is a terrible study. I know my family already finds the bike paths way too busy. My mum was knocked off her bike. Terrible idea.

2 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

Start looking at cities that already have well managed and used cycling infrastructure and use those models. Dedicated cycling lanes

2 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

Would it be possible to make the bike path safer and more family friendly by moving t it closer towards the space along the LRT tracks?

2 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

Gaps left in commuter bike networks are frustrating and dangerous to navigate. If safety is an afterthought, biking will be an afterthought.

1 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

As they say in the planning business- "you get what you invite." Presume that people will walk and cycle if it's convenient; they will.

1 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

Haddon Road is busy, congested with parked cars on both sides people driving not enough space for a Safe bike lane. Add to the mix children

1 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

Utilize space between Heritage LRT, Train Barns and Haddon Arms parking lot to join, back alley that joins a urban path Southland underpass.

1 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

There is ample room along the length of Macleod Trail to expand the sidewalks into protected pedestrian / bike corridors. Beautify this area

1 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

Without an easily navigable, connected, and above all else SAFE bike route network, we dissuade the inexperienced from biking in our city.

1 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

Please fix the 14th and Heritage intersection and make it make sense for walkers and wheelers.

1 July, 2024

Anonymous says:

For the love of god please fix the road potholes first. I don’t use many of the bike lanes as scooters use them improperly during the summer