Calgary has miles to go, to catch up with other places when it comes to being a bicycle-friendly city. Still, it should proceed with caution, steadily and methodically. The newly released bike strategy moves too quickly for our comfort.
The cost? A whopping $28 million over three years. The plan, which goes to a council committee for a vote on Tuesday, proposes an ambitious, gold-plated strategy that includes new on-street bike lanes, a cycle festival on Canada Day by next year, showers at LRT stations and throughout downtown, and the implementation of a bikesharing program similar to the Montreal model, copied around the world.