The City of Calgary is proposing unprotected bike lanes on 2 Street SW between the Elbow River at 26 Avenue and the railroad tracks at 10 Avenue on a key stretch of the City’s bike network that’s currently marked only symbolically with “sharrows” (painted bike stencils).
The City’s proposal calls for consolidating parking to the west side of 2 Street SW with the addition of unprotected bike lanes on either side of the road.
While the unprotected bike lanes being proposed would be an improvement over the current condition, it neglects the important lesson that the cycle tracks taught us about safety: protected bike lanes greatly increase safety for less confident riders, particularly women and children.
Check out our proposal for cycle tracks for 2 Street SW and find out how you can help ask the City to do the right thing!
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