They definitely do as they weren't allowed to close it. What they have been doing is have vehicles load immediately west of the scaffolding right in the bike lane. If they want to close the lane, they need a permit and have to set up a detour, but they don't want to pay for it so they just do what they want and fuck cyclists over .I believe Ellis Don has scaffolding over the bike lanes so it acts as a tunnel getting bikes through.
Great news if it's true! Do you know where I can find more info on this? I checked the City's website and Bike Calgary.I'm in my Canadian Cities class with a representative from Bike Calgary here today, and apparently the bike lane to the Barley Belt has been approved.
Huge and awesome news! 12th Avenue has become the backbone of Beltline cycling and is a big reason for the big growth in bicycle counts and the increasingly urban vibe of the neighbourhood. This is a huge move for Calgary's bicycle users. And an opportunity to address some deficiencies (beyond the lane jogging for cars):I'd like to see the actual plans because this could either be done very poorly, or somewhat ok. 14th and 12th handles a lot of movement and having bicycles in the rightmost lane could serious fubar the light sequence. Saying this as someone who would probably use this almost every day once implemented.
I appreciate the creative efforts from Roads, but I also find all the one-of-a-kind signals and timings to create more confusion than efficiency. I am a fairly confident urban cyclist but crossing Macleod and 12th always terrifies me because I seriously doubt whether everyone else on the road understands the signaling (took me 3-4 times through there to get it myself). I would say the same about crossing Memorial at Edmonton Trail. Not timing pedestrian and cycling signals the same strikes me as too clever by half in every case I’ve seen it.The final pet peeve of mine is MacLeod's weird bicycle-preemption; where bicycles get 5 seconds out of every 12th Avenue eastbound green to cross ahead of the cars, then get a red signal for the rest of the green and subsequent MacLeod Trail northbound. Results in an almost certainty that a east or westbound bicycle will be stopping for a full (or longer) light cycle. Really weird, because none of the other signals are like this (causing confusion) and the pedestrian signal is normal (causing further confusion)