Bike lanes added to northwest commuter route
New bikes lanes have been painted onto 10th Street in northwest Calgary.
In some sections, four lanes have been reduced to three to make way for cyclists. But vehicle traffic won’t be adversely affected, said Sean Somers, a spokesman for the Calgary roads department.
"In terms of traffic flow, ultimately, once we get all the lanes and the signals' timing finalized it should be free flowing as it was before. There isn’t enough traffic volumes on that road to really get things out of whack," he said.
"We do want to act on what council has said is a priority and that’s to serve cyclists by providing more facilities for them," said Blanka Bracic, a transportation engineer with the city.
The city plans to assess the pilot project next spring and host public consultations to explore how the bike lanes might be improved.