As part of the 17 Avenue S.W. Construction Project, detours were required along 14 Avenue S. and 15 Avenue S. Both corridors were temporarily converted to one-way roads to allow people who drive to travel westbound along 14 Avenue and eastbound along 15 Avenue from 1 Street S.E. to 12 Street S.W.
Although parking was maintained on both sides of the road, the travel lane widths of the corridors were wide, which can encourage speeding.
As a result of the changes, stakeholders encouraged The City to improve the experience for those who walk and wheel through the community. The following changes were implemented:
- One-way wheeling (bicycles, scooters, etc.) lanes, and buffered wheeling lanes where road widths allowed, were installed in the direction of traffic to provide connected and consistent wheeling facilities and to reduce the widths of the vehicular travel lanes.
- Temporary traffic calming curbs were installed where crosswalks already existed to improve visibility and reduce crossing distances for people who walk and to encourage a reduction in traffic speeds as vehicles approach intersections.
Now that there is a break in construction along 17 Avenue S.W. until sidewalk work planned for 2021, we are collecting data and reviewing operations to investigate the need for permanent infrastructure along 14 Avenue S. and 15 Avenue S.
We want to hear from you about:
- How you currently move along 14 Avenue S. and 15 Avenue S. between 1 Street S.E. to 12 Street S.W.;
- What has been working and and what has not been working for you, and;
- What improvements in permanent infrastructure you would like to see in the future.
Your input, and the input of other citizens and stakeholders, helps The City understand the public’s perspectives, opinions, and concerns. Input collected during each phase of the project will be compiled and shared through a “What We Heard” report.
To learn more about engagement at The City, visit engage.calgary.ca/about
This project will have two phases of engagement:
Phase 1 – Identification
During this phase of engagement, we will be asking what is working well and what is challenging for those travelling along 14 Avenue S. and 15 Avenue S. between 1 Street S.E. to 12 Street S.W. We will also be asking about what future improvements you would like to see to permanent infrastructure.
Phase 2 – Prioritization
Based on the feedback collected in Phase 1, we will be looking for you to prioritize what infrastructure improvements you would like to see in the future, if any.
Why were 14 and 15 Avenues converted to one-way roads in the first place?
As part of the 17 Avenue S.W. Construction Project, 14 Avenue S. and 15 Avenue S. were converted to one-way roads, with street parking preserved on both sides of the road, to provide detours during construction. This also provided an opportunity to improve the pedestrian experience and add wheeling facilities by reducing the widths of travel lanes to encourage a reduction in traffic speeds.
Currently, 14 Avenue S. accommodates one westbound traffic lane with parking on both sides of the street, and 15 Avenue S. has one eastbound traffic lane with parking on both sides of the street.
What other changes were made to the roads?
We have installed temporary infrastructure on both roads, including continuous one-way wheeling lanes (and buffered wheeling lanes where road widths allowed) in the direction of traffic throughout the corridor to provide connected and consistent facilities, and to reduce vehicular travel lane widths. Where crosswalks already existed, we have also installed temporary traffic calming curbs along the corridor to reduce pedestrian crossing distances, improve sightlines and encourage a reduction in traffic speeds approaching intersections.
Will 14 and 15 Avenue permanently be converted to one-way roads from 1 Street S.E. to 12 Street S.W.?
At this time, no decision has been made. Stakeholder consultation and feedback will help determine if permanent infrastructure changes are required, and if so, inform the selection of the final design option for implementation on 14 Avenue S. and 15 Avenue S.
What types of mobility changes are being considered along 14 and 15 Avenues S.?
With the help of Calgarians, we are exploring options to improve mobility in this area.
In this upcoming phase of engagement, we are looking to have a discussion with the public about what is working and what is not working regarding mobility along 14 Avenue S. and 15 Avenue S. These conversations will help identify what changes are needed to improve mobility for people who walk, wheel, take transit, and drive.
How do I contact the project team if I have further questions about the project?
Please contact 311.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
We want to hear from you about how you currently move along 14 Avenue S. and 15 Avenue S. between 1 Street S.E. to 12 Street S.W. and what has or has not been working for you. Additionally, we would like to learn about what improvements in permanent infrastructure you would like to see in the future.
1) On the map below, please add markers within the boundary box for any comments you may have regarding each of the following topics:
- Working – What is working with the one-way design of the road with an added wheeling lane? Please tell us why it works.
- Challenging – What is not working with this design of the road? Please tell us why it does not work.
- Ideas – Are there infrastructure improvements along 14 Avenue S. or 15 Avenue S. that you would like to see in the future? Please tell us why.
Thank you for your contributions. The survey is now closed.
Stakeholder consultation and feedback will help inform the need for corridor improvements and potential design options and will further lead to the potential selection of the final design option for implementation on 14 Avenue S. and 15 Avenue S.
The final recommended infrastructure improvements, along with “What We Heard” reports, will be shared with the public in Winter 2021 on this page.