For nearly two decades Canmore has sought to maximize the safety, convenience, and attractiveness of walking and cycling rather than accommodating the private automobile. Those sentiments are now clearly visible throughout Canmore in everything from bike shelters to lit pathways, bike lanes, and bicycle friendly businesses. It is awesome to see bike pathways around town voted best use of tax dollars in 2015.
For the October 1st Mountain Insider, Rob and Tanya talked a little bit about bike infrastructure and the best use of tax dollars.
Canmore has begun to transform in recent years for people on bikes with projects such as the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail and Trans-Canada Underpass. Building off those successes the community has continued to create more bike friendly spaces with two beautiful new bridges over Spring Creek, bridges over Cougar Creek, Dero Fixit bike maintenance stands throughout town, bike pavement markings on every major road in town, in street bicycle corrals, and new bike racks and bike shelters popping up everywhere. All this builds on an already incredible network of mountain bike trails in and around Canmore that have earned the town recognition as a top mountain bike destination in North America, as well as three bike skills parks, and over 80km of recreational and commuter pathways in town. Businesses in Canmore are a huge part of the success as well with nearly thirty recognized as bicycle friendly for offering incentives to staff and customers.
Thank you to everyone who voted to see bike pathways around town win best use of tax dollars, and a huge thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to make Canmore bike friendly. Ride On!