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ainvan Aug 13, 2017 9:50 PM

The Great Canadian Urban Cycling Thread
 
Thread about Canadian urban cycling news, infrastructure, photos, ideas, etc.

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Dunsmuir Separated Bike Lane by Paul Krueger, on Flickr

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Vancouver Seawall - Stanley Park by abdallahh, on Flickr

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Cycling on Union Street 1 by Paul Krueger, on Flickr

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On The Right Path by Clayton Perry, on Flickr

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Seawall Saturdays by Clayton Perry, on Flickr

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Bike Lanes by Clayton Perry, on Flickr

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IMG_5981 by Neal Jennings, on Flickr

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Burrard Bridge exit lane by Clark Nikolai, on Flickr

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Burrard Bridge, Vancouver by Danielle Griscti, on Flickr

dreambrother808 Aug 14, 2017 1:52 AM

Nice pics :tup:

Coldrsx Aug 20, 2017 2:38 PM

This past June Edmonton opened up its protected Downtown complete grid. It strategically connects all of the multi-use/bikeways coming into the core.

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speedog Aug 20, 2017 3:34 PM

The city of Calgary is reported to have North America's largest bicycle path network at almost 900 km of pathways and trail's - Google Maps Calgary bicycle network and this is not entirely up to date.

Seattle surprises me with only a 215km bicycle path network. Even Portland at 560km is quite surprising.

WhipperSnapper Aug 20, 2017 4:23 PM

I wouldn't have thought Portland would have 560 kilometres. It's not that big of a city. Or, does that include trails and on street?

speedog Aug 20, 2017 4:58 PM

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Originally Posted by WhipperSnapper (Post 7898612)
I wouldn't have thought Portland would have 560 kilometres. It's not that big of a city. Or, does that include trails and on street?

Probably includes trails and on street and it's probably respectable for a city of 640,000 people. The city of Toronto at 2.8 million people has bicycle network than is not significantly larger than Portland's.

MonctonRad Aug 20, 2017 5:11 PM

Here is the map of planned and proposed trails in the city of Moncton. Both Dieppe and Riverview have similar trail systems giving the metro area an impressive network for it's size (CMA 150,000)

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The Northwest Trail in particular is quite popular. It allows pedestrians and cyclists from the far northwestern fringe of the city direct access to the city core, almost entirely on a system of entirely grade separated trails completely removed from competing vehicular traffic. Our mayor Dawn Arnold uses this trail almost every day to cycle to work at city hall (over a distance of about 8 km or so).

GreaterMontréal Aug 20, 2017 5:19 PM

Calgary is 825.56 km2.

speedog Aug 20, 2017 6:06 PM

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Originally Posted by GreaterMontréal (Post 7898651)
Calgary is 825.56 km2.

That's the city of Calgary's land area - the total length of Calgary's bivyvle network is like I stated previously, relative city of Calgary web page.

speedog Aug 20, 2017 6:08 PM

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Originally Posted by MonctonRad (Post 7898647)
Here is the map of planned and proposed trails in the city of Moncton. Both Dieppe and Riverview have similar trail systems giving the metro area an impressive network for it's size (CMA 150,000)

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The Northwest Trail in particular is quite popular. It allows pedestrians and cyclists from the far northwestern fringe of the city direct access to the city core, almost entirely on a system of entirely grade separated trails completely removed from competing vehicular traffic. Our mayor Dawn Arnold uses this trail almost every day to cycle to work at city hall (over a distance of about 8 km or so).

All of the numbers quoted so far have been for actual cities, to start throwing CMA numbers into the mix just starts muddying everything up.

GreaterMontréal Aug 20, 2017 8:30 PM

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Originally Posted by speedog (Post 7898681)
That's the city of Calgary's land area - the total length of Calgary's bivyvle network is like I stated previously, relative city of Calgary web page.

I know that. Calgary land area is larger than Toronto or Montréal.

SignalHillHiker Aug 20, 2017 8:39 PM

St. John's is still very anti-bike. Steep hills, and suburban residents who have the mentality of "You got a purdy mouth" with very, very rural expectations of what suburban life should be.

We actually have protests against bike lanes.

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Doug Aug 20, 2017 8:46 PM

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Originally Posted by speedog (Post 7898590)
The city of Calgary is reported to have North America's largest bicycle path network at almost 900 km of pathways and trail's - Google Maps Calgary bicycle network and this is not entirely up to date.

Seattle surprises me with only a 215km bicycle path network. Even Portland at 560km is quite surprising.

The Calgary number likely does not include the Greenway which is like 100 km, or provincially maintained paths in Fish Creek Park and along the WID canal, or on street. I known the Glenmore Reservoir completion is underway. When will the connection to Glen Bow Ranch be done? Once that is finished, the Bow will have close to 100 km of continuous pathway.

Both Seattle and Portland have geographic and land ownership challenges as both are cut up by water and hills, even more so than Vancouver.

GlassCity Aug 20, 2017 8:52 PM

Calgary's bike route length is a little misleading. I was in Calgary last summer and rode the CTrain around to the suburbs and noticed how a lot of the "trails" are just yellow lines painted in the middle of near-standard width sidewalks.

The downtown network is awesome though. Seemed significantly more comprehensive than Vancouver's to me.

Doug Aug 20, 2017 9:04 PM

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Originally Posted by GlassCity (Post 7898779)
Calgary's bike route length is a little misleading. I was in Calgary last summer and rode the CTrain around to the suburbs and noticed how a lot of the "trails" are just yellow lines painted in the middle of near-standard width sidewalks.

The downtown network is awesome though. Seemed significantly more comprehensive than Vancouver's to me.

That is usually only near major road crossings. Most of Calgary's pathways have dedicated right of way. Yes much of the distance is way out in the suburbs. The network really expanded in the 90's. There aren't that many gaps left to plug on the dedicated rights of way. The on street network still needs lots of work. Other than the weather, I found Calgary much more cycling friendly than Seattle.

WhipperSnapper Aug 20, 2017 9:16 PM

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Originally Posted by speedog (Post 7898641)
Probably includes trails and on street and it's probably respectable for a city of 640,000 people. The city of Toronto at 2.8 million people has bicycle network than is not significantly larger than Portland's.

I was referring to square kilometres and not population. I did look it up. Portland covers a lot more area than I thought.

Toronto is behind; more for on street than trails but, it's also the place I feel safest cycling in mixed traffic.

shappy Aug 20, 2017 10:11 PM

Despite the lag in bike infrastructure, bikes and cyclists are ubiquitous in the central city so most drivers are very aware of cyclists. If you drive downtown you have to have your head on a swivel.

Athens Aug 20, 2017 10:51 PM

If you are counting paved shoulders, Ottawa has 900km of cycling via: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transp...k-information; discounting that, Ottawa has about 650 km of multi-use paths, bike lanes and cycle tracks.

Coldrsx Aug 20, 2017 11:19 PM

Edmonton's central network.

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esquire Aug 20, 2017 11:59 PM

It is amazing how quickly Edmonton's network has come together.


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