In 2009, Council approved the Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP). It reclassified Shaganappi Trail to an Arterial Street from a Skeletal Road and identified the corridor as a primary route for transit, cycling and HOV (high occupancy vehicles). In addition, the CTP confirmed that the Bow River crossing recommendation would be removed. This means that Shaganappi Trail will no longer function as a north to south connector across the river.

These changes require us to revisit how Shaganappi Trail was designed in the south end. The South Shaganappi Study will work with stakeholders and the public to determine the best way of addressing these challenges and ensure the future design of the study area meets the needs of the community.

Through this study, we will align the future corridor plans for Shaganappi Trail with the CTP, the Municipal Development Plan (MDP), and adjacent land use plans. We will also develop a long-term vision for Shaganappi Trail that accommodates all modes of transportation and is integrated with surrounding communities and land uses.

For more detailed information about the study, please visit the South Shaganappi Study webpage.

Your Input

We understand that proposed solutions will be improved if they incorporate the knowledge of those who live and work near the study area and those who use the roadways and interchanges within the study area. We will be hosting a variety of engagement opportunities throughout the study. You are invited to participate whether you use Shaganappi Trail daily, a few times a month, or choose not to use it at all.

The input collected in Phase 2 (Concept Development and Analysis), informed the development of several preliminary concepts for the study area (see below).

We asked for feedback on the preliminary concepts in-person (see Key Dates section) and online (click the tiles below).

Long-term Preliminary Concepts:

Short-term Preliminary Concept:


Phase Two Engagement Summary: Concept Development and Analysis

In April 2016, we hosted Design Idea Workshops for adjacent communities and the public to share ideas about possible changes to the study area. Participants worked with a technical illustrator to sketch potential designs and explore ways to achieve the study’s goals and objectives. View the display boards and read the What We Heard Report.

The project team reviewed the design ideas and comments provided by the workshop participants. During the review, we recognized that nearly all the design ideas produced contained six common design elements.

We also reviewed the study area from a technical perspective and identified five additional technical elements for consideration. Both the design and the technical elements were reviewed and refined by the Community Advisory Group at the end of April.

Rather than focusing on a select few design ideas in the online survey as originally intended, we made the decision to request feedback on the elements in order to gain a better understanding of the community's vision for the study area. The online survey was available May 11 – 25.

Phase One Engagement Summary: Project Initiation and Definition

In November 2015, we invited area residents and businesses to an open house. Over 100 attendees were introduced to the study and asked to provide their concerns, values, issues, and hopes. We also provided an opportunity to submit input online from November 19-December 03. If you were unable to participate, you can view the open house boards. In addition, you can read a summary of the input collected during this phase. The Community Advisory Group also had their first meeting in January. This group was formed to help develop evaluation criteria and ensure community interests and needs are addressed in the preferred concept at the completion of this study. For more information, go to calgary.ca/southshaganappi.


  • Review public input and complete detailed technical analysis of all concepts (winter 2016/2017)
    • A What We Heard report will be posted on this page.
  • Identify a preferred concept using technical analysis and public input (spring 2017)
  • Present the preferred concept to the public and answer questions (spring 2017)
  • Present recommendations to Council (winter 2017/2018)