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.


STUDY 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.

Sections

Please click on the links below to view the various sections within the study

Section A

Section B - Option 1

Section B - Option 2

Section C

PROVIDE 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 will be available from April 11 - April 25. Please click 'here' to view the engagement boards that were displayed during the in person engagement events.

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Review design options 1 and 2 for Section A on the map. Please select your preferred option for people walking, cycling, and driving through the area.

Description:

  • Existing lanes and centre median maintained
  • One-way bike path (off-street) on north side of street
  • Multi-use pathway on south side
  • Cost of implementation - $

Description:

  • Existing lanes and centre median maintained
  • One-way bike path (off-street) on north side of street
  • Multi-use pathway on south side
  • Cost of implementation - $
Do you prefer Section A design option 1 or 2 for walking?
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Review design options 1i, 1ii, 2i and 2ii for Section B on the map. Please select your preferred option for people walking, cycling, and driving through the area.

Description:

  • Maintain curb
  • Narrow travel lanes
  • Remove centre median
  • Cycle tracks (on-street) on north and south sides
  • Permanent parking (short-term) on north side
  • May require localized tree removal
  • Cost of implementation - $$

Description:

  • Maintain curb
  • Narrow travel lanes
  • Reconstruct centre median
  • Cycle tracks (on-street) on north and south sides
  • Off peak parking (short-term) on both sides of street
  • May require localized tree removal
  • Cost of implementation - $$$

Description:

  • Maintain south curb and reconstruct north curb
  • Reconstruct centre median
  • Permanent parking (short-term) on north side
  • One-way bike paths (off- street) on north and south side
  • May require localized tree removal
  • Cost of implementation - $$$

Description:

  • Maintain south curb and reconstruct north curb
  • Reconstruct centre median
  • Off-peak parking (short-term) provided on both sides
  • One-way bike paths (off- street) on north and south side
  • May require localized tree removal
  • Cost of implementation - $$$
Do you prefer Section B design option 1i, 1ii, 2i, or 2ii for walking?
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Do you prefer Section B design option 1i, 1ii, 2i, or 2ii for cycling?
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Do you prefer Section B design option 1i, 1ii, 2i, or 2ii for driving?
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NEXT STEPS

Your feedback will be reviewed, themed and included in a What we Heard report, which will be shared with the project team 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.