ABOUT THE PROJECT

Adding a lane on eastbound 16 Avenue NW from Crowchild Tr. to 19 St. NW, will require a pedestrian update. We are currently in the feasibility stage of the project and want to hear from the people who live, work, or travel in the community to understand what is important to you. We hope to gather a complete understanding of the area and the unique opportunities associated with the project.

The information below will help you to know more about the project area, scope, and proposed timelines.

Background Information

To accommodate future growth in the City and support the development of the University of Calgary Major Activity Centre, 16 Avenue N.W. will be widened to 6-lanes. A key east-west connection, as the trans-Canada highway and is served by the Primary Transit Network. 16 Avenue N.W. is classified as an Urban Boulevard; meaning it forms the backbone of higher-density Corridors and Activity Centres.

The westbound 16 Avenue N.W. to northbound Crowchild Trail NW off-ramp was identified in the Crowchild Trail Corridor Study short-term improvements. Furthermore, policy direction in the Banff Trail Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) has triggered the requirement for the westbound to northbound exit ramp from 16 Avenue N.W. to Crowchild Trail when current land use applications are approved.

The off-ramp is being planned and designed in conjunction with the widening of 16 Avenue NW to minimize impacts to the local residents and businesses and to take advantage of efficiencies during construction.

Project Area

  • 16 Avenue N.W. is being widened from the current 5-lanes (2 EB, 3 WB) to 6-lanes from 19 Street N.W. to the Crowchild Trail N.W. overpass.
  • A new, off-ramp will be constructed, connecting westbound 16 Avenue N.W. to northbound Crowchild NW. Improvements associated with the off-ramp will continue along northbound Crowchild Trail N.W. until 23 Avenue N.W.

No change in alignment to Crowchild Trail N.W. is planned at this time, in association with the Crowchild Trail Study Medium Term Plans.

Please click here to view the boards presented at the open house. These boards provide further detail into project development,16th Avenue's Urban Boulevard classification, and the project goals and objectives.


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PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST CROSSING EXPERIENCE

Pedestrian and cyclist crossings as they exist today
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16th AVE. N.W. CROSSING OPTIONS

As a result of the challenges with implementing an Urban Boulevard while widening 16th Ave. N.W., the design team is looking at two, high-level options to accommodate pedestrian and cyclist movements. Please click on each tab to view the details of each option.



Option A – Street level crossing (at-grade)

Option A – Street level crossing (at-grade)

• This option introduces pedestrian crossings at controlled intersections.

• In order to accommodate the space for the crossings on the south side of the noise wall, the bridge spanning 16th Ave. N.W. would have to be removed, while keeping the existing span over the LRT tracks.

• A ramp could be added to the north side of 16th Ave. N.W., to increase accessibility in addition to the staircase that currently exists.

• Pedestrian refuges would be required on the south side of the noise wall, which would necessitate opening(s) of the noise wall.

Option B – Overhead crossing (keep existing pedestrian bridge)

Option B – Overhead crossing (keep existing pedestrian bridge)

• This option proposes to keep the existing overhead pedestrian crossing, that currently spans 16th Ave. N.W. and the LRT tracks.

• No additional at-grade crossings can be introduced due to space constraints.

• A ramp could be added to the north side of 16th Ave. N.W., to increase accessibility in addition to the staircase that currently exists.

Option A – Street level crossing (at-grade)

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Option A – Street level crossing (at-grade)

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Option B – Overhead crossing

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Option B – Overhead crossing

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