A Note on Bowness Road Improvements from the City of Calgary
Improvements to Bowness Road
Changes will be made to the road markings along three blocks of Bowness Road N.W. between 62 Street N.W. and 65 Street N.W. These changes will improve safety and mobility for people travelling in the Bowness community. This work is part of the Bowness Road N.W. Complete Street project (Phase 2).
Updated July 4
Updates the City of Calgary has planned for Bowness Road are being delayed to later in the summer.
Upcoming work to Bowness Road
Next week, the following work will be completed along Bowness Road N.W. between 62 Street N.W. and 65 Street N.W.:
· Crosswalks will be repainted through the Mainstreet Bowness Business Improvement Area.
· A painted median will be added to help define the travel lane (left turns across the painted median will still be permitted).
· More pavement markings will be added to help clarify parking zones near driveways and reduce unsafe and/or illegal parking.
· Bike lanes will be installed on Bowness Road N.W. between 62 Street N.W. and 65 Street N.W.
· New bicycle parking on the south side of Bowness Road N.W., west of 63 Street N.W near Cadence Coffee will be implemented.
This work will be scheduled to minimize impacts to businesses and traffic.
Bowness Improvement pilot
As part of 18-month pilot project, bike lanes will be installed along three blocks of Bowness Road N.W. between 62 Street N.W. and 65 Street N.W. The new bike lanes will connect with the existing bicycle lanes to the east and west to create a dedicated space on the road for people cycling through the Mainstreet Bowness Business Improvement Area (BIA).
During this pilot, The City will be collecting data on vehicle travel speeds, roadway operations and safety for all road users. The public can provide their feedback by contacting 311 or submitting their feedback in an online service request.
Communicating to the Bowness community
The City will be communicating these changes to businesses in the Bowness Business Improvement Area (BIA) by dropping off postcards in person with information on the upcoming changes and safety messages on how to share the road. The City will also be sure to drop off a couple of postcards to the Bowness Community Association. There will be two signs up on June 24 to help make drivers on Bowness Road aware of these changes and there will be update information available at calgary.ca/bowness.