ABOUT THE PROJECT
We are conducting a planning study to identify an appropriate plan for Richardson Way and Richard Road S.W. that promotes a transportation system for walking, cycling, driving and transit, and accommodates anticipated growth in the area.
With planned redevelopment expecting to add 20,000 people to the area, a new street design is needed that enables more frequent Transit service, and a road for people to walk, cycle, and drive to, from, within or through the area. The Mount Royal University Campus Master Plan also projects future growth, with a student population of 13,000 by 2035.
The anticipated changes require us to revisit how Richardson Way is designed. The Study will work with stakeholders and the public to determine the best way of addressing these challenges and ensure the future design of the study area meets the needs of the community.
The study currently looks at options that could be implemented in the next five – 10 years. Once funding has been approved by The City, the recommended concept from this study will be reviewed and a more detailed design will be done to ensure the construction plans align with changes in the area.
The Study area includes the entire length of Richardson Way and extends between 37 Street and Richard Road S.W., as well as Richard Road between Flanders Avenue and Mount Royal Gate S.W.
Please click on the links below to view the various sections within the study
Thank you for providing your input. This project aims to understand how to improve walking, driving, taking transit and cycling to and through the area at Richardson Way and Richard Road S.W.
We are seeking your input to help us understand:
- How access to and through the area could be improved for people walking, driving, taking transit and cycling;
- What street design elements you value and why; and,
- What street design elements would improve your sense of comfort in the area.
Online feedback is now closed. Please click 'here' to view the engagement boards that were displayed during the in person engagement events.
Your feedback has been reviewed and themed, and included in the What we Heard report. This report has been shared with the project team for use in recommending a final roadway concept for inclusion in the functional plan for Richardson Way and Richard Road S.W. The purpose of the functional plan is to identify a roadway design that will serve the future transportation needs of the area and a final recommended concept will be shared to www.engage.calgary.ca/richardsonway in Fall 2018.