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Cyclists and runners: how to safely enjoy City pathways

The great thing about September, is that the colours are changing outside but the weather (so far) is still cooperating so it's a great time to enjoy all the great parks and pathways we have in Calgary (especially the southwest). 


If you're unfamiliar or just need a refresher, here's a look at the bylaws for parks and pathways:



  • Stay on all designated trails in parks
  • Littering is prohibited
  • Do not feed wildlife, including birds
  • No motorized vehicles (except powered wheelchairs)
  • Speed limit on pathways is 20 km/hour
  • Stay on the right side of pathways except to pass
  • Double yellow lines indicate no passing
  • Use a bell/whistle/horn on bicycles to signal passing others
  • Cyclists, walkers or joggers must be visible to other users of the pathway
  • All children under 18 years of age must wear a helmet while cycling
  • All bicycles must have working brakes
  • If you’re riding your bike at night, it must have at least one red taillight, one white headlight and one red reflector mounted at the rear
  • Leave the park the way you found it
  • Dogs need leashes no more than 2 metres long
  • Off-leash in designated off-leash areas
  • No cycling on a pathway with a leashed dog
  • Cleanup after your dogs
And did you know there's a mobile app for navigating City pathways as well? 
We've updated the free Pathways and Bikeways App and made it available for both iPhone and Android devices, based on feedback from our first release. It includes real-time information on pathway closures and detours, safety rules and regulations, a reporting feature to alert 311 of any pathway concerns, links to helpful information such as Parks eventsPark 'n' Bike locations and cycling educational videos, social media feeds and more. Get it to go today! Download:iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad - Android [City of Calgary]

If you're looking for more information on City of Calgary parks, pathways (including maps), check out this website

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