ABOUT THE PROJECT

Crowchild Trail is an important part of Calgary’s transportation network. Whether you use Crowchild daily, a few times a month, or you choose not to use it, your feedback will help us make better decisions for the future of this corridor.

We want to hear from you! Find out more about upcoming opportunities to provide your input below.

To learn more about the project please visit, www.calgary.ca/crowchild

PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

We are in Phase 6: Reporting and Completion. During this phase, we are presenting the final recommendations and asking you to help us evaluate the public engagement process.

> Provide your input online

As part of the Crowchild Trail Study, Phase 6: Reporting and Completion, please provide your input online.

The online tool will be available until Monday, December 19.


You can also view the plans and process at the links below.

- Information Session boards including study process, active modes and staging

- Short-term recommendations

- Medium-term recommendations

-Long-term recommendations

We plan on using the input we receive in our report to Council on the final plans and engagement process, and to help improve future transportation studies.


Past Engagement Activities

Designing an engagement program with citizen’s input (Feb-Apr 2015)

In this phase the project team sought to develop a phased engagement plan in line with Council approved direction for Transportation Corridor Studies.

Over the course of three workshops, an 18-member citizen Engagement Design Team (EDT) provided the project team with ideas for methods to provide opportunities for citizen engagement and creating awareness of those opportunities.

The input from the EDT workshops was used to draft an engagement program that guides the detailed engagement planning for all subsequent phases.


Developing project goals with citizen’s input (Jun-Sep 2015)

This phase was the first to reach out broadly to those who live or work immediately next to Crowchild Trail, large institutions serviced by the corridor, residents of communities adjacent to Crowchild Trail, and users of the corridor.

At a series of workshops, community events, on-site sounding boards and through an online tool, Calgarians provided the project team with insight as to what would be important for the study to accomplish.

The input gathered in this phase has been used by the project team to develop a set of project goals, grouped by three key principles that will help guide the development and evaluation of the preliminary concepts.


Identifying concepts with citizen’s input (Oct 2015-March 2016)

During this phase Calgarians explored possible changes to Crowchild Trail with the project team.

At a series of workshops, drop-in sessions, on-site sounding boards and through an online tool Calgarians shared ideas on possible changes to Crowchild Trail and explored the benefits, impacts, constraints and trade-offs of those ideas. Subsequently, after an initial technical review by the project team, Calgarians evaluated the ideas to determine how well they met the study’s three key principles.

The input gathered in this phase has been used by the project team to develop preliminary design concepts for evaluation in Phase 4 of the study.


Evaluating concepts with citizen’s input (May – June 2016)

During this phase Calgarians evaluated preliminary concepts for possible changes to Crowchild Trail with the project team. The concepts are a reflection of the many ideas gathered from Calgarians, coupled with the project team’s technical review.

At a series of workshops, drop-in events, walking tours and through an online tool, Calgarians weighed the preliminary concepts against the project goals that were developed in Phase 2. This detailed look at the preliminary concepts provided a more refined understanding of how well the concepts meet the priorities of Calgarians that were shared during the development and refinement of the project goals.

The input gathered in this phase has been used by the project team to refine and identify a set of draft recommendations for review in Phase 5: Concept Selection and Recommendation.


Refining the draft recommendations with citizen’s input (Sep-Oct 2016)

During this phase Calgarians reviewed the draft recommendations and identified strengths and weaknesses Throughout September and October, Calgarians provided input at a series of open houses, drop-in sessions, community sounding boards, and through an online tool.

The input gathered in this phase was used to help refine and finalize the recommendations that will go to Council early next year.