totally agree with the island/lack of accessibility point. I've tried to bike there a couple time so far this summer to get construction photos for school, and have yet to find a good way of doing it that doesn't involve riding on sidewalks. there is a bike path along 109 Ave, but nothing running north from there towards Blatchford itself, save for along the LRT. I hope the path along the metro line gets continued across Princess Elizabeth Ave into Nait, it would be a simple fix that would tie Blatchford and NAIT Campus to downtown. some kind of crossing across Kingsway would be ideal too. We have great, well-used bike paths in this part of the city, Batchford needs connections to them in order to grow!I predict that the SWM facility will become a City-wide destination, given its great skyline views and novelty of having a large man-made wetland in the middle of the city (combined with high quality pedestrian and cycling infrastructure).
I'd love it if the cycling connections to and from Blatchford were better, as it seems it'll initially be an island in a sea of harsh arterial roads (i.e. Kingsway, Princess Elizabeth Ave, Yellowhead, etc.), as there is no way in heck I am taking a lane on Kingsway (aka death trap).