One of the main topics of conversation and requirements has been around transportation and finding homes that accommodate people's desire to use transit, bikes and other alternate forms of transportation. Some if it motivated by the cost of gasoline and parking and some just by a motivation to make alternate choices.
In keeping with the theme I thought I'd provide you all with some of the great resources out there to help you find your way around Calgary.
1. Transit - The ongoing expansion of the city transit and LRT systems is allowing more and more folks to take transit and the LRT on a regular basis. Check out the various routes for your neighbourhood - Calgary Transit Website
A great resource for finding specific bus stops near homes is actually google maps. Type in an address and zoom in a couple of times and small blue icons for bus stops appear at the stop location on the map. Clicking on the icon provides you the bus number that services that stop and the stop name which you can look up on the Calgary Transit Website.
2. Bike Paths - The City of Calgary provides an interactive bicycle pathways map which shows all the current paths in the city. Alternatively, this huge PDF also shows the info but it maxes out the memory on some machines on viewing. - Calgary Bicycle Pathways Map Download
3. Walking - So althought Calgary's weather isn't always so accommodating, many folks walk to work from homes in the inner city to the downtown core during much of the year. The walk along the Bow in the morning is a beautiful way to start and end your day if you are considering a home in Kensington or other inner city neighbourhoods.
Have other great suggestions to pass along? Either comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I am happy to share.