About the project

As part of the Neighbourhood Streets Program, the North Hill Area Project will be implementing temporary traffic calming measures, improved crossings and park improvements along 1 Street N.E., 2 Street N.W. and 24 Avenue N to support travel choice and safety. This project has been informed by engagement held over the last six years for Green Line, The City's local growth planning program's work in North Hill Communities and Main Streets, which all identified a desire to see reduced vehicle volumes and speeds along residential streets parallel to Centre Street N and to provide safe and comfortable walking and cycling routes.

This project will include:

  • Installation of temporary traffic calming measures this summer. The City will then engage with the community about the locations and preferred traffic movements before permanent traffic calming is installed in 2021.
  • Park expansion at Balmoral Circus, transforming the paved intersection at 2 Street and 19 Avenue N.W. into park space and limiting vehicle access with temporary materials. The project team will engage with the community to find an appropriate balance between creating a quiet space for passive recreation adjacent to homes and creating an attractive and meaningful community destination before permanent landscaping in 2021.
  • Completing pathway connections and improving crossings at high volume intersections with permanent materials in 2021.
Map of pilot features locations.

Project Goals

  • Ensure that as more people choose to live and work along the North Hill Main Streets (4 Street NW, Centre Street N, and Edmonton Trail NE), the nearby residential streets remain pleasant and quiet routes where neighbours connect and have safe options for all ages and abilities to travel throughout the area.
  • Discourage vehicle shortcutting along 1 Street N.E., 2 Street N.W., 24 Avenue N, while still giving vehicle access to local residents by ensuring routes are intuitive and align with local destinations.
  • Complete pathway and sidewalk network connections.
  • Enhance the residential street environment and create community amenities and green spaces.
  • Maintain local vehicle parking and access where possible.
  • Collect feedback on the effectiveness of the temporary traffic calming measures in meeting the project goals for the community and users.
  • Collect feedback on the park expansion for Balmoral Circus by finding an appropriate balance between creating a quiet space for passive recreation adjacent to homes and creating an attractive and meaningful community destination.

WE WILL BE OPEN FOR INPUT AFTER INSTALLATION IS COMPLETED

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How do you feel about the changes?

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Diagonal Diverters

Diagonal diverters are raised medians, bollards (posts) or planters, or another type of treatment placed diagonally in the middle of a four-way intersection to allow traffic circulation while reducing vehicle speeds and cut-through traffic.

To the greatest possible extent, these interventions seek to maintain local vehicle parking and access. Diagonal diverters continue to allow vehicle access to all homes, though depending upon origins and destinations, some trip routes might be slightly changed.

  • Decrease short-cutting and reduces volume of vehicles on street
  • Provides all directions access for people walking and wheeling
  • Retains vehicle access to all homes
  • Maintains all existing curbside parking
  • Barriers placed diagonally across an intersection, restricting vehicle through movements

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Balmoral Circus

Balmoral Circus – important information for residents on 19 Avenue N.W.

Park expansion at Balmoral Circus will transform the intersection at 2 Street and 19 Avenue N.W. by changing roadways into park space within the circle and preventing vehicle access with temporary materials.

This will have a traffic impact to those living along 19 Avenue N.W. by creating a cul-de-sac condition at 2 Street N.W. and the removal of some parking at the intersection.

This page is set up as the first step in the engagement. We want to first work with you, the adjacent residents to find an appropriate balance between creating a quiet space for passive recreation adjacent to homes and creating an attractive and meaningful community destination. After we hear from you about considerations for the space, we will connect with other residents about possibilities for the space.

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Comfort Level

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Neighbourhood Streets - The Big Picture

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