Traffic on Memorial Drive will look a little different, as bikers, skateboarders and roller-bladers get ready to take to the street for the second annual Bow River Flow.

The full-day event on Aug. 22, which promotes human-powered transportation, is going to be even better than last year’s, according to the festival’s coordinator.

“We have a three kilometre loop for the first time,” said Gerald Wheatley.

He said the highlight of the day will be TuneStations, where people can get their bike tuned up while listening to local musicians.

Activities will stretch from 9th Street NW to 4th Street NW, meaning Memorial Drive will be reduced to one lane of traffic in either direction.

Last year, the festival had a turnout of 4,000. This year, Wheatley said, they are anticipating about 8,000.

Some controversy erupted last year over the closure of Memorial Drive. Wheatley said the road closures will be the same.

Bow River Flow will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public.

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