ABOUT THE PROJECT

The City is working with citizens to develop a Streetscape Master Plan for 37 Street S.W., as part of the Main Streets initiative’s investment phase. A streetscape includes all visual and functional elements of a street that collectively form its character. Some areas we are exploring include:

  • The road and its integration in the public realm
  • Mobility and transportation options (e.g. walking, cycling, transit, parking, etc.)
  • Interface between public and private space
  • Sidewalk features (e.g. street trees, patios, street furniture)
  • Crosswalks and street corner configurations
  • Laneway and park connectivity
  • Street lighting
  • Pedestrian comfort and safety features
  • Local identity, wayfinding and opportunities for public art


It is within this Main Streets Implementation Program that we discover, explore and reveal the Streetscape Master Plan. We are producing a detailed plan that provides a blueprint to rebuild 37 Street S.W. in a way that meets the needs of current and future residents, visitors and business owners.


Please click here for the Discovery Phase What We Heard Report.



INPUT IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR THE DISCOVERY PHASE

Thank you for participating and providing input. A What We Heard report will be posted once all the information collected is reviewed.

The project will build on the prior Main Streets public engagement that started in 2015 and dig deeper into the look and function of the street. Over the next year we will be working with community members to answer three questions related to developing the right design for 37 Street S.W.:

  • Discovery Phase: What is the vision for 37 Street SW?
  • Concept Options Phase: What options are there for a future design of the street? Which is the best option?
  • Report-back Phase: Can we tweak the final draft design to be even better?


YOUR STORY

Share your story or memories of 37 Street SW

Your stories help us understand the lived experience of 37 Street beyond statistical data.

5 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“As a pedestrian I think traffic lights should automatically change for the pedestrian “walk” sign, without requiring the button to be pushed”

5 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Moved to the community 4 years ago, and get distressed about the large neighborhood trees that are destroyed when new infills are built. ”

4 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I drive 37th street and Bow trail regularly. Bow Trail is a major thoroughfare for getting to and from Downtown...Overpasses are essential ”

4 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“37 Street is an important artery road that feels like it's been forgotten and neglected. I use it to help me get from A to B.”

4 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Allow more opportunities for investment from small businesses. Don't gentrify this wonderful neighbourhood! ”

4 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“A pedestrian friendly area would be nice but it needs efficient traffic flow. Very busy with MRU, buses,17 Ave, Bow Tr & Glenmore Tr access.”

3 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“ We need to create a more pedestrian friendly area with restaurants coffee shops green space public art water fountains benches no big box s”

3 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Would love some small businesses to walk to. An icecream store and a coffee shop would be nice! ”

3 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Just bought a house a block off of 37th. Would love to see it become a walkable and attractive street. It is pretty depressing right now. ”

3 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I park my car on 37 street do shopping and eating, get car fixed. I also take the c train in and go downtown ”

2 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Feels like a concrete jungle. Would be nice to see more trees and vegetation in the area. And allow mature trees to continue standing.”

2 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“The intersection at 37th street and bow trail needs turning lanes in all directions! Too many close calls and not being able to see!”

2 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Area between 17th-bow and 37th-33rd is dangerous. Full of drunks, homeless, loiterers. Not safe at night. Police presence not adequate.”

1 April, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I love a block off 37st, north of 17th Ave. The recent double murder is indicative of the people the affordable housing & comm. dev attracts”

31 March, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Pedestrian access to the train station and westbrook mall from 37th and 17th ave is not ideal, it's not direct and it doesn't feel safe.”

31 March, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Install pedestrian-activated overhead lights on 37 st & 23 Ave like the same it is on 37 st & 19 Ave for motorists to have unobstructed view”

31 March, 2018

Anonymous says:

“For unobstructed visibility, Install pedestrian-activated OVERHEAD flashing amber lights on 37 st & 23 Ave intersection instead of SIDE ones”

31 March, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Crossing 37st without pedestrian crossings is dangerous as it has become a speeding zone- most cars going 60 to 65 and don't want to stop”

30 March, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Drumming at the aboriginal school that was there before the train station. Playing ultimate frisbee in the park that used to be there. ”

30 March, 2018

Anonymous says:

“37th is not inviting to walk. Very narrow pedestrian lanes, very close to the road. Nothing interesting to do on the street. Just transit.”

30 March, 2018

Anonymous says:

“37 Street feels open and relaxed, seeing the sky is important. 37 ST is where you feel like you could easily zip westover to the mountains. ”

30 March, 2018

Anonymous says:

“dirty, dangerous, noisy, not somewhere you'd want to cycle or walk, only somewhere to drive through”

30 March, 2018

Anonymous says:

“Live on 37th & 4th with 2 young children. 37th has become a speedway for people avoiding bow tr. traffic & the school zones on Spruce :(”

30 March, 2018

Anonymous says:

“I regularly run along 37th street and the sidewalks are often right up next to the street which makes using them uncomfortable.”

IDEA MAP

Idea Map

Drop a pin on the map and share with us your ideas for improving 37 Street for pedestrians and local businesses.

CHECK IN

The Main Streets initiative collected input in 2014-15 and we want to confirm what we learned. For the comments below, please indicate whether you agree, disagree, or if you would like to modify the comment to agree with it more.
1) Curb bump outs so pedestrians are more visible, put some trees into the bump outs to narrow the street
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2) Bow Trail pedestrian crossings need some major improvements - more visible, surface texture and colour
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3) Bow Trail pedestrian crossings - when the cross button is activated have it trigger some kind of at grade lighting
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4) Pedestrian unfriendly crossings at 17 Ave and 37 Street
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5) Pedestrian intersection landing areas and ramps - a larger area and a more gradual ramp would make it safer for all
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6) Widen sidewalks and add trees, more pedestrian crossings Narrow sidewalks do not feel separate or safe from high speed traffic
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7) Walkways that are direct but not “straight,” alcoves to step out of the walking traffic to chat, benches not on the walkway but out of the street splash zone
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8) Keep curb parking where possible, even if it is only in sections of a block or one side
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9) Eyes on the street increase safety. Eliminate windowless back side of large retail stores
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10) To support expanding business base, provide more on street and off-street parking
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11) Dual left turn lanes from 37 St turning west to both 17 Ave and Bow Tr; to stop short cutting through the adjacent communities and the time that pedestrians & bikers have to wait at the lights
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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

STREET PRIORITIES

In question one, please tell us if you would like to give input on elements for all of 37 Street or one of the specific sections identified. Then, please tell us which of the following streetscape elements are must-have, nice-to-have, or not applicable.

1) Please tell us if you would like to provide input on all of 37 Street or a specific section?

Select only one answer below

2) Bicycles, Transit and Parking

On-Street Parking

3) Bicycles, Transit and Parking

Off-Street Parking

4) Bicycles, Transit and Parking

Somewhere safe to ride my bike

5) Bicycles, Transit and Parking

More room at the bus stops

6) Pedestrian Realm

Wide Sidewalks

7) Pedestrian Realm

Sidewalk ramps to crosswalk

8) Pedestrian Realm

Plaza Area

9) Pedestrian Realm

Outdoor Patios

10) Street Furniture

Somewhere to sit down

11) Street Furniture

Wayfinding Signage

12) Street Furniture

Bike Racks

13) Street Furniture

More Lighting

14) Street Furniture

Something nice to look at

15) Natural Elements

Trees

16) Natural Elements

Rain Garden

17) Natural Elements

Boulevard

Please add missing elements you think would add to the streetscape

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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.


NEXT STEPS

In the fall of 2018 we plan to share a master plan design with the community and all of the project’s stakeholders. The master plan then moves forward for construction in 2019.