Bike Calgary had previously posted about a collaborative effort between Alberta Transportation and various municipalities, including the City of Calgary, on the development of an Alberta Bicycle Facilities Design Guide. The goals of the Guide include, but are not limited to:
Adding consistency to bicycle facility design across the Province, including tie-ins between jurisdictions;
Alleviating pressure on jurisdictions to justify final designs of bicycle facilities; and
Providing useful information for jurisdictions of all types and sizes on building world class bicycle facilities in Alberta that allow cyclists to feel fully accommodated.
Work on the Guide has been steadily progressing since project kick-off in 2017.
Above: Alberta Bicycle Facilities Design Guide progress to date (from Stakeholder Engagement Slides and Notes).
Draft content has now been developed and spans a wide range of topics related to bicycle facility design:
Above: Alberta Bicycle Facilities Design Guide draft topics (from Stakeholder Engagement Slides and Notes).
Bike Calgary has provided input from the end-use perspective with the goal of achieving bicycle facilities that promote a safe and comfortable street environment for cyclists, while providing equity and ease of understanding for all travel modes.
Please feel free to include your comments in this forum as well so that we can pass them along to the Core Project Team prior to July 13th, 2018.