The City of Calgary Cycle Track Pilot Fast Facts

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, cycle, and drive.

On December 19, 2016, City Council voted to make the cycle tracks in the Centre City permanent. The vote was based on the pilot project results which included the Final ReportSummary Report and the results of the Ipsos survey.

Council also approved Administration to use the $1.65M savings from the pilot to make improvements to the network. Some of the work that needs to take place on the cycle track network over the next couple of years includes making temporary traffic signals permanent and continuing to improve traffic operations and parking/loading access for businesses. The improvements will be paid for from existing budget and project savings.

Highlights from the pilot project

How to Use Cycle Tracks

Cycle tracks provide a safe and efficient way for people to travel on bike through downtown Calgary. Learn more about how to travel in and along the cycle track network and shared space and how to connect from one cycle track to another. Whether you walk, cycle or drive, it’s important we all move together.

Check out The City of Calgary’s How to Tips Guide.

Downtown Cycle Tracks Map

You can download a printable version and cycling and walking route maps.


For more information: The City of Calgary – Downtown Cycle Track Pilot Project