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.
View the recommendations below and share your input until Wednesday, June 29.
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.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
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.
Phase 2 - EXPLORE
EVALUATION & NEXT STEPS
Phase 2 - ENGAGEMENT QUESTIONS
Phase 1 - DISCOVER
Phase 1 - ENGAGEMENT QUESTIONS
EVALUATION & NEXT STEPS
A What We Heard Report for the Reveal phase of engagement will be shared with stakeholders and the public in Summer 2022. In Fall 2022, we will share the final recommendations with stakeholders and the public on the project website.
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