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City of Calgary working to ease pathway congestion during COVID-19 pandemic

Last Updated Jun 4, 2020 at 5:11 pm MDT

Bikers and pedestrians on the Riverwalk pathway in Eau Claire. Sunday, May 26th, 2019. (PHOTO: Tom Ross - 660 NEWS)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – One thing the pandemic has done is spark a new love for biking in Calgary.

But, this has caused for the pathways around the city to be very packed.

The City of Calgary is helping by addressing some of the major hotspots in the city.

Calgary Emergency Management Agency Deputy Chief Sue Henry says currently, the busiest spot is the Eau Claire Promenade.

“Some dismount areas where we are asking folks to walk through the Eau Claire Promenade, and that’s just to increase the safety because there is a high amount of traffic in that area.”

During the city COVID-19 update Thursday, Henry said road crews are continuing to close off some lanes of traffic around the city.

This is to separate the bikers and other wheeled travellers from the pedestrians.

Henry says they have not seen many serious problems when it comes to the congested pathways, however, just continue to be mindful before you head out for a walk or a ride.

“We have had hotspots around the city and we are continuing to tell people that if you arrive somewhere and you find that the parking lot is full, you find that the pathway is really busy, it’s a wonderful time to explore some of those less travelled areas in the city.”