ABOUT THE PROJECT
The City of Calgary is conducting a functional planning study to determine the future design of the 11 Street S.W. at-grade rail track crossing, between 8 and 11 Avenue.
11 Street S.W. provides a vital link between the Beltline and downtown west end across the barrier of the CP Rail line which bisects downtown Calgary. With the closure of 8 Street S.E., 11 Street S.W. is the only remaining at-grade rail crossing in the centre city. As a key connection to access parks, grocery stores, restaurants, commercial amenities, apartment buildings, and offices in the surrounding area, it is important that we provide convenient and attractive transportation choices for Calgarians of all ages and abilities.
Changes in the study area will help achieve objectives in Calgary’s Greater Downtown Plan, the Downtown Strategy and other relevant City plans, improving the downtown vibrancy and supporting the development of thriving neighbourhoods.
Information from previous phases of engagement can be found below. The What We Heard Report from the REVEAL phase of engagement can be found here.
The City project team will review feedback received through the Phase 3: Reveal engagement process to identify any refinements needed for the recommended plan, alternate plan, and short-term recommendations, before presenting to Council for consideration.
It is anticipated the recommendations will be presented to Council before the end of 2022, in addition to authorizing the implementation of short-term improvements for the study area.
Phase 3 - REVEAL
June 15, 2022 Phase 3 Virtual Open House Recording
REVEAL PHASE INFORMATION BOARDS
Please review these boards and provide your feedback in the section below.
Phase 3 - ENGAGEMENT QUESTIONS
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
Phase 3 engagement is now closed.
Using the input we received from the public and key stakeholders, along with additional technical analysis and policy direction including the Greater Downtown Plan, the Downtown Strategy and Centre City Mobility Plan, an active travel modes underpass is recommended for the study area.
The recommended plan prioritizes the pedestrian experience, reduces automobile dependency and invests in creating a vibrant destination downtown for Calgarians and visitors of all ages and abilities to enjoy.
It is dependent on the timing of funding as well as the future vision for the west side of downtown. Therefore, the all travel modes underpass is recommended as an alternate plan.
Both plans will be considered for the future design as part of the west downtown revitalization when funding is available for construction.
Short-term recommendations have also been developed for the study area and are dependent on the timing of funding for the long-term recommendations.
Please view the short- and long-term recommendations and answer the questions below.