Calgary,
26
November
2018
|
17:01
America/Denver

Thoughts wanted on bylaw changes to make roadways more inclusive

Calgarians are being asked to join the conversation on proposed changes intended to bring transportation bylaws in line with current user behavior. The recommended changes will improve safety and encourage accessibility on shared networks.

Proposed changes allow for:

  • The use of skateboards, scooters, inline skates, etc. on cycle tracks and in public spaces in the downtown core;
  • Mobility aids (such as electric scooters and wheelchairs) to operate within the downtown cycle track;
  • Electric pedal assist bicycles on Calgary Transit;
  • Cyclists to use either arm to indicate turns and to yield instead of coming to a full stop when moving between pathways and roads;
  • Drivers to park in spaces without a vertical curb; and
  • The creation of a passing bylaw which would require anyone operating on city roadways to give a space of at least one metre prior to passing.

For more information and to have your say, please visit calgary.ca/transportationbylaws from now until Dec. 9, 2018.