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1 Street S.W. Corridor Improvements

Project update – November 8, 2017

As construction nears completion, the City of Calgary and Victoria Park Business Improvement Area (BIA) will celebrate this important milestone by handing out cookies at the corner of 1 Street and 13 Avenue S.W. during the late afternoon on Nov. 9.

An ‘experiential’ lighting demonstration will be held on November 10 on 1 Street between 12 and 13 Avenues from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The City would like to hear your feedback about how these state-of-the-art colour changing lights add to the streetscape atmosphere.

Improvements to the corridor include wider sidewalks, prominent crosswalks, upgraded LED pedestrian and street lighting, 41 new tree plantings, additional bike racks, 14 new on-street parking spaces, and a centre median with a banner pageantry program.

About the project

This project improves the streetscape for pedestrians and transit riders by providing:

  • wider sidewalks
  • prominent crosswalks
  • upgraded LED pedestrian and street lighting
  • additional bike racks
  • increased number of on-street parking spaces
  • new tree plantings.

The design builds on the existing character of the blocks located between 12 and 14 Avenues, extending the streetscape design along the full length of the corridor – from the CPR underpass to 17th Avenue. The improvements are intended to create a safer, more comfortable and inviting environment for the thousands of pedestrians and transit riders that travel along this corridor each day.

This project implements the final phase of improvements to the corridor by extending the streetscape character first established in 2003 along the full length of the corridor. It is an investment in the street and local economy with the goal of continued community revitalization by attracting private developments, new businesses and more residents to the area.


 1 St SW Corridor Improvements


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Project timeline

  • May 2017: Construction begins
  • Fall 2017: Completion

Project budget

$6.2 million

Public engagement/communications

The City is committed to providing information to stakeholders along the corridor, and working with businesses and property owners to deal with construction issues related to access, traffic flow, lane and parking restrictions.

Join our mailing list to receive updates about the project. If you have questions or require more information, please fill out the 311 online form.

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