Fall 2015 Update
In March, we invited you to share your thoughts and feedback with us regarding potential improvements to the Quarry Road Trail. The What We Heard Report is a summary of that input.
In September, we had an additional information session that built upon the information gathered during the March open house, presented rationale on proposed design changes, and presented the current concept for the trail alignment. View the information session panels containing the design concept.
Quarry Road Trail, located in the community of Spruce Cliff, is a popular commuter trail into the downtown core, and an area for Calgarians to walk and enjoy nature.
Connecting to the Edworthy Park and Douglas Fir Trails, there is historical significance to Quarry Road Trail; it was previously used as a haul road during the “sandstone era” of the late 1800s and early 1900s, when Calgary’s urban development was defined by sandstone buildings. Among other uses, the trail was used to transport sandstone to the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks.
It is the last major regional trail/pathway connection in Calgary with a soft gravel-like surface, and The City is planning improvements to Quarry Road Trail to ensure safe, continued use of this area for citizens and a preservation of the historic aspects of the trail.
What we heard
In March 2015, we invited you to share your thoughts and feedback with us regarding potential improvements to the Quarry Road Trail. We had great citizen participation, both online and in person. The What We Heard Report is a summary of that input.
Feedback was provided on any aspect of the existing trail and on the types of improvement you’d like to see. Our goal is to create the best possible space for all Calgarians using Quarry Road Trail, while maintaining responsible fiscal, environmental and design goals.
The City will be basing its improvement strategy on a number of criteria, including but not limited to: budget, safety, environmental concerns, geotechnical analysis (feasibility), public feedback and historical conservation.
Before providing input, participants were asked to review the following Open House Project Information.
What we did
The project team used the information from the March 2015 open house to inform the conceptual design, and will incorporate as much citizen feedback as possible in the detailed design moving forward, where appropriate. An information session was held in September 2015 to report back on the March open house input and to present the conceptual design. Below is a chart highlighting what the project team heard in March and what they did with it in the project. Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you think!