Calgary reaches 1,000th kilometre of paved pathway

Jul 15 2020, 9:55 am

The City of Calgary just reached quite the milestone.

According to a release from the city, Calgary just saw its 1,000th kilometre of pathway paved, adding to the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

A video on the City of Calgary’s Twitter page shows that monumental stretch of pathway being paved.

“Our pathways are a great place to get some exercise and enjoy nature,” said Todd Reichardt, manager of parks, north and west region with the city, in the release.

“We are very fortunate to have one of the most extensive urban pathway networks in North America.”

Included in the network is the Rotary Mattamy Greenway, an iconic portion of the network that loops around the city in a 138 km circle.

The release also notes that every kilometre of the city’s pathway network is visually inspected each year, and repaired if necessary.

The City of Calgary urged those who plan to use its pathways to abide by the following guidelines when doing so:

  • Help limit the spread of COVID-19 by observing physical distancing; leave at least two metres between yourself and others and if the park or pathway you go to is busy, leave and head to a less crowded area.
  • Utilize the online Pathway and Bikeway map to plan a route near you.
  • Share the trail and warn others as you pass (bicycle bells are mandatory).
  • Visit the pathway closures page for maintenance or construction updates.

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