Provide your input

WHY ARE WE IMPROVING 24 AVENUE N.W.?

The intent of this project:

  • 24 Avenue N.W. was identified for asphalt resurfacing and sidewalk repairs due to the current condition of the roadway.
  • Opportunity to coordinate cycling, pedestrian and safety improvements as the same time as paving.
  • Opportunity to coordinate work with adjacent redevelopments.


Preferred Design Options #1 and #2

We are asking for your input on the two viable design options. There are images below of the map view of each of these options and there are additional details here. Provide your input below.

Other Design Considerations - Designs #3 to #6

We reviewed many more options too - six in total. To understand why those designs were not viable options please review the details of those designs here and look at the At-A-Glance table below.


The information from the Open House information from Oct 24, 2019 may also be helpful to you as you provide your input. This document may take a few moments to download as it is large.

Design Considerations At-A-Glance

6 possible designs were analyzed for 24 Avenue N.W. This image is a table showing the ratings of each design on ten factors: safety, walking, cycling, accessibility, traffic impact, property impact, streetscape improvements, winter maintenance and cost. U

PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

Please review the maps and information below, and keep in mind the other design considerations above. Give your feedback on the questions about the 24 Avenue N.W. corridor area.

MAP GALLERY

  • Design Option 1 - Sidewalks and Bike Pathways (question 1)
  • Design Option 2 - Multi-use Pathway (question 2)
  • Current Parking Management conditions (question 3)
1. Considering Option 1 (sidewalks and bike paths), how do you think this option could impact the community on the following topics?
Strong positive impact
Positive impact
No Impact/ Not Sure
Negative Impact
Strong Negative Impact
Parking
Community Access
Pedestrian Crossing and Safety
Cycling amenities
Streetscape look and feel
2. Considering Option 2 (multi-use pathways), how do you think this option could impact the community on the following topics?
Strong Positive Impacts
Positive Impact
No Impact/ Not Sure
Negative Impact
Strong Negative Impact
Parking
Community Access
Pedestrian Crossing and Safety
Cycling Amenities
Streetscape look and feel

PARKING

3. Considering potential future changes and the current parking management (shown here), which options for parking should The City consider for the 24 Avenue N.W. corridor?

Check all that apply

24 Ave area current parking management including colour coded lines to show where parking is time restricted, residential permit only or without restriction.

PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

In our previous engagement we heard there were many safety concerns for people walking across streets in the 24 Ave area. The City has identified the following intersections to have changes: 22 Street, 19 Street, 15 Street. Both of the options for 24 Ave have proposed improvements at the same intersections.

4. Do you feel the proposed intersections will increase safety for pedestrian crossing?

Pull the name of the intersection over to the right hand box and put them in order of importance with the most important at the top. You can select up to 3 intersections. As there will be improvements to crossing 24 Avenue at 15 Street, 19 Street and 22 Street, those three intersections are not listed as options.

  1. 24 Ave & Capitol Hill Crescent NW #
  2. 24 Ave & 23 Street NW (east of St. Pius X Parish) #
  3. 24 Ave & 22A Street NW #
  4. 24 Ave & 21 Street NW #
  5. 24 Ave & 20 Street NW #
  6. 24 Ave & 18 Street NW #
  7. 24 Ave & 17 Street NW #
  8. 24 Ave & 16 Street NW #
  9. 24 Ave & 14 Street NW #

TRAFFIC PATTERNS ON 19 STREET & 23 AVENUE N.W.

6. In June we heard about challenges with traffic along 23 Avenue N.W. Have you experienced this, and if so what times of day does this occur?

Choose all that apply

GENERAL

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What we've done

BANFF TRAIL N.W. CROSS-SECTION

HOW WE'VE LISTENED TO YOU

The work we are doing along the Banff Trail N.W. corridor is in alignment with the Banff Trail Area Redevelopment Plan.

We are proceeding with "Option 2" with the cycle track on the west side of the road. This decision was made from a variety of factors including what we heard from you. For more information, look at the information boards presented at the October 24, 2019 Open House (pages 16-19).

What you liked about this option

Why we are proceeding with this option
Groups like modes of transportation togetherIt improves access to businesses on the west side
of Banff Trail N.W. (A wider sidewalk and
cycle track are on the west side).
Support bike paths together vs. separatedIt creates a continuous active transportation
connection between 16 Ave N.W. and 24 Ave N.W.
(along Banff Trail N.W. and 24 St. N.W.) with safe
crossings provided at intersections.
General support for planting areaIt creates a connection to the new multi-use
pathway on the north side of 16 Ave N.W.
(between Crowchild Trail and 19 St. N.W.)
The bike path is not segregated
from businesses
This configuration is intuitive and easy
to navigate for residents, commuters, and visitors.
Accessible for all modes of transportationIt provides added space, away from vehicular traffic,
for people who walk and wheel, with opportunities for
landscaping and trees.
Very pedestrian-friendly and safeNo conflict with people exiting the Banff Trail LRT station.
What you did not likeA wider cycle track is easier to maintain in winter because
larger equipment can be used and there is more
space for snow storage.
Safety concerns with multiple vehicle
entrances across bike paths
This option provides continuity for the cycle
network to the new pathway on 24 St. N.W.
and the pedestrian bridge across Crowchild Trail.
Bike paths adjacent to vehicle lanes
present a safety issue
Width of sidewalk too small

Background

Background

Adjacent projects have been funded as part of The City of Calgary's four-year capital plan. We are coordinating and consolidating multiple needs in the area and taking a holistic approach to all the work that needs to get done; this will help reduce multiple and consecutive disruptions to the same area.

The budget for this project is $37 million.

Objectives

  • Widen 16th Avenue N.W. to 6 lanes from its existing 5 lane state.
  • Build an off-ramp from westbound 16th Ave N.W. to northbound Crowchild Trail NW along with adding an additional northbound lane from 23rd Ave N.W. to the 32nd Ave N.W. off-ramp. Doing so will increase the capacity of Crowchild Trail and thus allow us to focus on making pedestrian and bicycle improvements along the 24th Avenue N.W. and Banff Trail N.W. corridors.
  • Encourage and accommodate different modes of transport (walking, cycling, transit and driving) in the area.
  • Complete missing links in the area to create a more direct, unobstructed and safe route for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Enhance the streetscape environment and feel of 16th Avenue N.W., Banff Trail N.W., and 24 Avenue N.W.
  • Increase the amount of available cycling infrastructure for cyclists in N.W. Calgary and connect riders to high-density areas and major activity centres.
  • Create safer roads for local community through traffic calming initiatives.
  • Improve road conditions for local traffic by repaving 24 Avenue N.W.
  • The City is committed to keeping business access open throughout construction.

Scope

Project scope

The Banff Trail Area Improvements project combines what would have otherwise been the following four individual projects:

1. 16th Avenue N: Lane widening from Crowchild Trail N.W. to 20A Street N.W.

Involves:

  • Adding one eastbound lane along 16th Avenue N.W. (from Crowchild Trail N.W. to 20A Street N.W.)
  • Adding a pedestrian ramp to the pedestrian bridge east of Banff Trail N.W. on the north side of 16th Avenue N.W., painting the handrails, and replacing/relocating the existing staircase.
  • Relocating a westbound Calgary Transit bus stop on 16th Avenue N.W. from east of the Banff Trail pedestrian bridge to west of Banff Trail N.W.
  • Re-aligning the Banff Trail & 16th Avenue N.W. intersection to the west
  • Improvements to accommodate a continuous multi-use pathway from 19th Street N.W. to Banff Trail N.W. (on the north side of 16th Avenue N.W.) to link to the new pathway from Banff Trail to Crowchild Trail
  • Replacement of the noise wall insulating the Briar Hill Community (south side of 16th Avenue N.W., Crowchild Trail to 20A Street N.W.)
  • Inclusion of a contra-flow bike lane on 16th Avenue Residential Road (south of the noise wall)
  • Adding new Calgary Transit bus stops (in both directions) on the east side of Crowchild Trail on 16th Avenue N.W.
  • Building a 'Complete Street' along Banff Trail N.W. (from 16th Avenue N.W. to 23 Avenue N.W.)
  • Building a new east/west internal access road to facilitate a new road network

Please click 'here' to view a high resolution map.

2. Constructing a westbound (WB) 16th Avenue N.W. off-ramp to northbound (NB) Crowchild Trail N.W.

Involves:

  • The construction of a new ramp from WB 16th Avenue N.W. to NB Crowchild Trail with a second access ramp onto 24th Street N.W.
  • Removal of the Service Road, addition of a multi-use pathway and boulevard space (between Banff Trail N.W. and 24th Street N.W.)
  • Enhancing the pedestrian underpass at Crowchild Trail and 16th Avenue N.W., including the addition of a new switchback pathway from the north side of 16th Avenue N.W.
  • Adding sidewalk connections along 24th Street N.W. (east side) from 23rd Avenue N.W. to 16th Avenue N.W. (in conjunction with new developments)

Please click 'here' to view a high resolution map.

3. Intersection improvements at Crowchild Trail N.W. and 24th Avenue N.W.

Involves:

  • Widening Crowchild Trail (adding a NB lane along Crowchild Trail between 23rd Avenue N.W. and the 32nd Avenue N.W. off-ramp)
  • Improvements to the Crowchild Trail/24th Avenue intersection to accommodate active modes passing through this intersection
  • Changes to the 24th Avenue/24th Street intersection
  • Upgrading the pathway on the east side of Crowchild Trail (from Crowchild Trail & 24th Avenue to Banff Trail N.W.)
  • Adding a new multi-use pathway from Crowchild Trail & Banff Trail N.W. to Crowchild Trail & 23rd Avenue N.W.

Please click 'here' to view a high resolution map.

4. 24th Avenue N.W. Improvements

Involves:

  • Making improvements for people who walk, cycle, take transit, and drive along 24th Avenue N.W. between Crowchild Trail N.W. and 14th Street N.W.
  • Resurfacing the road along 24th Avenue N.W. (from 14th Street N.W. to Crowchild Trail N.W.)
  • 24th Avenue & 14th Street - building a new Confederation Park pathway connection that includes an at-grade crossing across 14th Street N.W. while keeping the existing underpass.

We are in the process of collecting citizen input regarding this corridor. Please scroll down to provide your feedback.



We are approaching the above four projects holistically and combining them so the work gets done cohesively with consideration of the public. Our objective is to be better organized so that we can better mitigate the impacts to those living in and travelling through the area.

Once this work is done, we'll all benefit from improved connections - ones that make it easier and safer to get around. We will be working closely with the communities and businesses in the area to ensure they are kept up-to-date during the course of this project.


Map

Project Area

Map of project area

Please click 'here' to view a high resolution map

Past engagement

Previous Engagement

Thank you to those who provided input on this project.

View the boards presented at the open house in October 2018 and the What We Heard Report.

View the boards presented at the open house in June 2019 and the What We Heard Report.