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. Throughout September and October, Calgarians provided feedback on the draft recommendations at a series of open houses, drop-in sessions, community sounding boards and through an online tool. At this time, engagement for this phase is closed.
Thank you to everyone who gave their time and energy to help us identify refinements to the draft recommendations.
The feedback gathered in this phase will help us refine and finalize the recommendations that we take to Council early next year. In December, we’ll share those recommendations with Calgarians and solicit input on the study process.
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.