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 5: Concept Selection and Recommendation of our six phase study. Over the past few months, we have developed draft study recommendations from the evaluation of preliminary concepts provided by Calgarians this past spring.
Help us review the recommendations. As part of the Crowchild Trail Study, Phase 5: Concept Selection and Recommendation, The City is providing the following opportunities for input:
- Drop in to an open house:
The City is hosting a series of public open houses. Drop in to help us review the draft recommendations. See the Key Dates section for details.
- Visit a drop-in session:
We’re hosting pop-up discussions at various community gathering places along the corridor. Drop in to help us review the draft recommendations. See the Key Dates section for details.
- Stop by a community sounding board:
Share your feedback through a community sounding board placed within the study area. The sounding boards are an opportunity to learn about the project and to share written input into the review of the draft recommendations. See the Key Dates section for details.
- Provide your input online:
Feedback received will help the project team refine the study recommendations before they are presented to Council. Online feedback will be open soon, please check back.
Feedback received will help the project team refine the study recommendations before they are presented to Council.
Past Engagement Activities
Designing an engagement program with citizen’s input (Feb-March 2016)
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, online discussion forums, community events and on-site sounding boards, stakeholders provided the project team with insight as to what would be important for the study to accomplish.
The participant feedback from this phase was used to develop a set of project goals, grouped by three key principles that will help guide the development and evaluation of the preliminary design concepts.
Identifying concepts with citizen’s input (Oct 2015-Nov 2015)
During this phase Calgarians explored possible changes to Crowchild Trail with the project team.
At a series of workshops, online discussion forms, drop-in sessions and on-site sounding boards, more Calgarians shared their 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 an online tool Calgarians weighed the preliminary concepts against the project goals that were developed in Phase2. 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.