Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province. It is mostly flat but has the Canadian Rockies to the east. The city has mild summers and cold winters.
Like most North American cities, the car is the dominating mode of transportation in Calgary. The low modal split for cycling, gives an inclination that citizens still prefer other modes of transportation compared to the bicycle. Most of the cycling network in Calgary serve recreational purposes and the cycling paths do not form a consistent network. Nevertheless, Calgary has the legislative means to change the bicycle culture, as well as a dedicated budget. A comprehensive cycling network and creative marketing can motivate people to get out of the car and change from other transpotation modes to the bicycle.
Modal split of cycling: 1.9%
Average length of trips made within the city: 0