Calgary Parking Authority

Calgary Parking Authority

May 28, 2013 13:35 ET

CPA Adds Secure Monthly Bicycle Parking Throughout Downtown Core

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) -

Editor's Note: There are two photos associated with this release.

The Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) has added secure monthly bicycle parking stalls to help meet the growing demand for bicycle parking in the downtown core. An additional 166 bicycle stalls have been installed and are available for public use. They are located throughout the downtown core in select parkades and surface lots, specifically at:

Location Indoor stalls Outdoor stalls Total
Lot 71 (615 - 3 Ave SW) 25 25 50
City Centre Parkade (221 - 9 Ave SW) 34 0 34
McDougall Parkade (720 - 5 Ave SW) 16 0 16
Civic Plaza Parkade (322-9 Ave SE) 16 0 16
James Short Parkade(112 -5 Ave SW) 16 0 16
Centennial Parkade (608- 9 Ave SW) 12 22 34
TOTAL 119 47 166

"With more Calgarians choosing to cycle for their commute downtown, we've increased bicycle parking stalls in our existing parkades," said Troy McLeod, CPA General Manager. "The aim is to enhance mobility for Calgarians and this includes supporting alternate modes of transportation including walking, cycling and transit use."

Each location will be equipped with a bicycle repair stand and tools that customers can use free of charge. The cost to park in a secured bicycle location is $10 per month plus GST. There is also a $25 refundable key fob deposit charge.

No vehicle stalls were removed to accommodate for the bicycle parking expansion. Prior to the expansion, CPA had 70 bicycle stalls in City Centre Parkade and 15 stalls in Centennial Parkade. CPA's total bicycle parking capacity is now 251 stalls.

Customers interested in secure monthly bicycle parking should contact the CPA by emailing improveservice@calgaryparking.com. For more information please visit www.calgaryparking.com/web/guest/bicycle.

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The Calgary Parking Authority fulfills the City of Calgary's parking mandates and implements the municipality's parking policies by managing on and off-street public parking facilities, enforcement programs and by providing parking advisory services. The Calgary Parking Authority operates without using any municipal tax revenues.

Photo: Demonstration of a new bicycle parking stall added to Centennial Parkade (608 - 9 Ave SW): http://www.marketwire.com/library/20130528-800cpa_bike.jpg

Photo: The new enclosed secured bicycle parking cage at Centennial Parkade is located on the main level of the parkade for easy pedestrian access. This cage fits a total of 12 bicycles.: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cpa_2.jpg

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