ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Streetscape Master Plan will focus on Bowness Road N.W. , but considers segments of 43 Street N.W. and 46 Street N.W. ensure Bowness Road N.W. is properly integrated into the community and the city at-large. It will also align with the Complete Streets Policy and Guide and include safety and operational improvements for people walking, cycling, taking transit, and driving.

The Streetscape Master Plan will propose near-term solutions to priority issues that are affecting the community today, as well as illustrate a long-term vision for Bowness Road N.W. as a memorable destination, a living room, and a hub for the community. As part of regular road maintenance, Bowness Road N.W. is scheduled for repaving in the next few years. The road surface will be removed and replaced which presents an opportunity to redesign the road so it functions more effectively for all users.

The design concept proposed in the Master Plan will address all elements within the public right-of-way, as well as the interface between the street and adjacent buildings, parks, and plazas. This includes:

  • Vehicular circulation, traffic calming, transit, parking, and property access;
  • Cyclist and pedestrian circulation;
  • Street trees and vegetation;
  • Utilities and infrastructure;
  • Sidewalk materials, site furnishings, signage, and lighting, and;
  • Street programming, patios and parklets.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM


The Main Streets Program is one of the ways that the City of Calgary is working to make our city “a great place to make a living, and a great place to make a life.” Our program shares The City’s common purpose of “making life better every day” by implementing a comprehensive process to transform our main streets into places where people want to live, work and play.

Vision

Main Streets are places where citizens come together. They allow us to travel less and live more by providing the things we need right in our own communities.

Core Principles

Main Streets are resilient, adaptable, and attractive places that:

• Celebrate the character of the community;

• Encourage diversity of businesses, buildings and residents;

• Create a vibrant destination, and;

• Improve public health.

What is a Streetscape Master Plan?

A Streetscape Master Plan is more than improved accessibility, safety and beautification. It is about place-making, creating vibrant places that put a priority on sociability, access and linkages, comfort and image, and uses and activity.

ENGAGEMENT PROCESS

Within the Main Streets Master Plan process we engage the public in three phases; Discover, Explore and Reveal to better understand community’s values for their street.

In the Discover Phase we Listen & Learn; stakeholders and The City listen to and learn about public views, plans, concerns, and expectations.

In the Explore phase, public feedback is obtained through consultation to review preliminary design ideas and options developed from input input discussed at the Discover phase. We ensure issues and concerns are understood and considered prior to design resolution of the Master Plan.

The Reveal phase focuses on communicating the short and long term strategies that will be carried forward into detail design of the project. The information communicated will include: (a) the proposed design; (b) what is different from existing; (c) why it is different, and; (d) how engagement input influenced the design, and; if not, explaining how the input was considered and why it could not be incorporated into the design.

How we use your input?

Feedback gathered from public and stakeholder engagement is reviewed with City of Calgary policy and standards, site conditions, and technical design analysis then refined for the next stage of engagement.



The West End


The baseline design for the West End includes on-street parking on the north side, new streetlights, areas for trees and beautification, buffered bicycle lanes, pedestrian and transit safety and accessibility improvements and reconfigured lanes to better define traffic movements.


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The Core


The proposed baseline design for the Core includes on-street parking on both sides, new streetlights, areas for trees and beautification, buffered bicycle lanes and pedestrian and transit safety and accessibility improvements.


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The East End

The proposed baseline design for the East End includes on-street parking on both sides, new streetlights, areas for trees and beautification, painted bicycle lanes and pedestrian and transit safety and accessibility improvements.


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How did we do?

Working with the input gathered in the Discover Phase of the project, the following Vision, Goals and Objectives were created to guide the work we did throughout the Montgomery Main Streets project:

This project is an opportunity to celebrate that identity with an approach that respects Bowness Road N.W. as the heart of the community. It is critical that this part of the story is communicated through the vehicle of public realm design to create a street that connects history, people and place – a street that celebrates the community and is ‘uniquely Montgomery’.

Social and Healthy Lifestyle

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Mobility and Functionality

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Character and Identity

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Economic

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NEXT STEPS

Design Phase

  • Finalize Streetscape Master Plan
  • Submit Streetscape Master Plan for approval from Transportation Leadership Team
  • Share Master Plan with the community
  • Complete detailed design (please note: some elements of the plan may change during detailed design such as signage and pavement markings, tree species and location)

Build Phase

  • Construction on Bowness Road N.W. could begin in 2020. 46 Street N.W. and 43 Street N.W. construction may commence in 2020 or beyond and are pending further coordination with the upcoming 16 Avenue Corridor Study and Main Street Project.