Ditch those clumsy automobiles, pesky cylinder motors and take a stroll through the community of Inglewood via the ‘shoelace-express’. What we mean is, lace up those sneakers and/or grab your bicycle – Inglewood is launching Car Free Sundays again in 2022 during the month of August to encourage Calgarians to stroll and roll through the neighbourhood and support local businesses.
The main vein of Inglewood (9 Ave. SE from 11 St. to 14 St.) will be closed to all vehicles each Sunday through the month of August (14, 21, 28) from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Businesses will have the opportunity to extend their storefronts to the sidewalk to allow for visitors to enjoy Calgary’s original mainstreet without the weekend hustle and bustle of cars and trucks. Community dwellers and Calgarians alike can enjoy the neighbourhood in its organic state with live music by buskers, dining on expanded patios, and ample sidewalk shopping at some of the city’s best local retailers. In collaboration with the City of Calgary, the Inglewood BIA has designated alternate parking areas for visitors to the area.
This initiative is also a homage to a time in Inglewood’s history when pedestrians were the only type of traffic. Inglewood is proud to be one of Calgary’s most accessible neighbourhoods by bike, with plenty of scenic cycling paths. It’s the perfect destination for those who want to leave their vehicles behind when visiting the neighbourhood for Car Free Sundays.