Canmore Has Cycling Covered

Canmore is making big efforts to be more bike friendly. This Fall some amazing improvements have been made just on time for winter.

Covered Bike Parking

In 2013 covered bike parking was created at the Roam Transit Stop in the heart of town along with several bike lockers, and a timber frame bike and burley shelter was put in at the Roundhouse.2013CoveredParking

With funding from Canmore’s Photo Radar Reserves two more timber frame bike shelters were completed in 2014. One shelter is in the Rotary Friendship Park at the Canmore Civic Centre and the other is at Elevation Place. Each shelter can accommodate ten bikes or more.2014CoveredParking_MG_6663_tonemapped-16-9

New and Improved Community Links

In 2013 the Cougar Creek pedestrian bridge survived the June debris flood that destroyed much of the creek channel. That iconic bridge was moved closer to the Trans-Canada Highway in 2014 to create a new efficient link across Cougar Creek between Grotto Road and Grizzly Crescent.CanmoreStandsStrong

In the Fall of 2014 a new wider and longer structure was completed connecting River Stone Road to Grizzly Crescent._MG_6672_tonemapped

Another vital link that was improved in the Fall of 2014 is the Spurline Trail. A portion of the Spurline has been paved between Fairholm Drive and Railway Avenue. The paved surface allows for winter maintenance and safe comfortable four season travel from the Bow River Seniors Lodge to the supermarkets and businesses on Railway Avenue.

Bike Maintenance Stands

In 2013 Dero Fixit bike maintenance stands were installed on Main Street across from the Bicycle Café and on 7th Avenue in front of the Tourism Canmore Information Centre.LegacyTrail_Zizka_21

2014 sees the addition of two more Dero Fixit bike maintenance stands in Canmore. One at Elevation Place and one at the Legacy Trailhead across from the Alberta visitor information Centre at 2801 Bow Valley Trail.Dero

Check out this gallery with more photos of some of Canmore’s recently completed bike infrastructure.

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