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The Macleod Trail South main street stretches from the Elbow River to 50 Av SW. Moving north to south, this corridor touches the communities of Erlton, Manchester Industrial, Parkhill, Manchester (residential) and Elboya.


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This north-south running main street, named for its long-range connection with Fort Macleod in southern Alberta, is a primary connection into downtown. It is identified in the Calgary Transportation Plan as an urban boulevard. It is also identified as a primary route for vehicles, cycling, transit, high occupancy vehicle lanes and currently serves as a critical transportation corridor.


Public Input


Comments were compiled from the Main Streets public engagement activities which took place from November 2014 through May 2015. The top issues, opportunities and outcomes were ranked in order of consensus and ratings from citizens. This input will be analyzed to inform the planning strategy for each main street.

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What we've heard

Top comments (ranked in order of citizen rating)

Opportunities

  1. More people would walk if the public realm was inviting
  2. Density by LRT/TOD transit nodes create employment nodes
  3. Mixed use/affordable housing

Issues

  1. Traffic congestion, especially bad at Chinook shopping mall
  2. Lack of street trees
  3. Poor sidewalks, need separation, protection for pedestrians

Outcomes

  1. Safe and vibrant main street sidewalk
  2. High quality park and public realm elements
  3. More street trees

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What we've learned

To start developing solutions which ensure the future success of Calgary’s main street neighbourhoods, City planners listened and learned from main street users, neighbourhood residents, industry experts and economic specialists to understand the unique challenges and opportunities for growth and development in these areas.

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What's next

All of the public input and discussion with experts throughout the project included one common concept; focus the effort of the Main Streets initiative work on a few key or strategic streets in the short term to maximize chances of success. By analysing local input, economic information and infrastructure investments, the Main Streets team identified which main streets are good candidates for development and growth in the near future.

Once that success has been tested, it will then be applied to main streets across Calgary as the timing for growth makes sense based on the unique needs of each street.

Based on all the information gathered, a series of proposed solutions have been created which would enable growth in main street areas that have been identified as ready for development. To learn more about the areas with rezoning options and Area Development Plan amendments being reviewed and considered for approval in the near future, visit the Main Streets' rezoning information page.

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