April 28, 2014 6:05 pm

New parking spaces to offset spots lost to Calgary cycle track

CALGARY- City council has decided to forge ahead with a downtown cycle track pilot project, but critics are still raising concern over what that means for parking in the already congested core.

Officials with the Calgary Parking Authority say they plan to change some signage, and allow for more street parking during non-peak hours. That would more than offset the 260 stalls lost, by creating 350 new spaces.

Ward 8 councillor Evan Woolley adds that he has come up with an idea that could add even more.

“I am going to be putting forward a motion that will look to dismantle current 10th Avenue bike lane, from there adding another 60, plus on street parking stalls,” he explains.

Three new parkades will also be added downtown within five years, creating 2,100 spaces.

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