Bike Calgary's picture

Detour - West Eau Claire (Apr-2018 to Fall-2018)

The City is continuing work on Phase 2 of West Eau Claire and has posted the following detour map on their pathway closures website:

The duration of the closure, though not specified on the map, is described a lasting from April to sometime in the fall (see Eau Claire Public Realm Plan website) and will allow for installation of separated bike and pedestrian pathways and other improvements. At this point, we have no information as to what the impact of “coordinated intermittent closures along pathway” will be.

Please note that, while the detour map also directs cyclists to share the sidewalk (specifically along 3rd Avenue?), this does not preclude travelling on-street through this area along the 3rd Avenue on-street bikeway.

While we understand that the detours present challenges, we look forward to an improved public realm in the near future.

To help in gauging the impact and effectiveness of the detours we encourage our members to provide their feedback via this forum and, if the restrictions are adversely affecting your travel, to also contact the City directly via 3-1-1 or through the area Councillor’s office (work is taking place in Ward 7, so email and is adjacent to Ward 8,



mikewarren's picture

Current Conditions

Currently, the south-side path is fenced and closed completely from LRT to Peace. Besides the "map" signs, I didn't see any "detour" signs (e.g. to continue to direct you back). LRT ped bridge and north-side are all open currently.

Dionysis's picture

Bike to Work day

I'm volunteering again for this event on Friday and will be manning the energy station at the Louis Bridge area. Riding through that area this morning I am wondering how the "rat maze" of fencing is going to affect numbers.  In past years this has been a very busy location (2000+ riders in 3 hours) but with the Crowchild bridge closed and the fencing here, I am thinking it will be relatively quiet. I hope not as it is great meeting and talking with all my fellow cyclists!

Update: as predicted, the numbers were down from previous years but there still were almost 1000 people that passed our Louise Bridge Energy Station.  Great job everyone who took advantage of the beautiful morning!