Image: Crowchild Trail NW near 5th Avenue NW (from calgary.ca).
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The City of Calgary has entered into Phase 5 of the Crowchild Corridor Study. This phase presents draft recommendations for short-, medium-, and long-term upgrades that will, in the long-term, complete an urban freeway spanning from Calgary’s northwest boundary to Glenmore Trail SW. Ultimately a project of this scope brings with it not only the potential to directly impact adjacent communities, but to influence mobility trends city-wide.
How does an urban freeway project impact cycling?
The draft recommendations include proposed new pathway connections, tying into the existing pathway network and the existing and proposed bikeway network, that have the potential to significantly enhance active modes mobility across and along the corridor, north of the Bow River to the University of Calgary. Additional new pathway connections are also identified south of the Bow River, that similarly tie into the existing pathway and existing and proposed bikeway network and have potential to enhance mobility across the corridor. Of importance, it appears that most of the pathway connections near to the corridor will be behind sound attenuation walls.
Image: Overall corridor plan for Crowchild Trail (from calgary.ca).
Highlighting specifics is difficult with the size of the project, so your best option is to take a look at the overall concept plan (pdf map) for the study area, linked here, to get a feel for what’s proposed. More detail (pdf maps with comments), specific to each area, can downloaded from the project webpage, or you can go directly to the feedback portal (28-Sep to 19-Oct) to see the same maps and comments and provide your input.
Alternatively, to provide feedback in person, two open houses will be held;
Open House #1 - Saturday, October 1
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Sunalta School, Main Gym – 536 Sonora Ave. S.W.
Open House #2 - Monday, October 3
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.
Location: Red and White Club, McMahon Stadium – 1833 Crowchild Tr. N.W.
Previous Bike Calgary Crowchild Trail Corridor references;
http://www.bikecalgary.org/node/3780 (November, 2012)