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Pedestrian Strategy

Council approved Calgary’s first Pedestrian Strategy, Step Forward, in May 2016. The strategy includes 49 actions to encourage walking while also making it safer and more comfortable.

We are currently moving forward with developing a Tactical Urbanism Program. This allows communities to learn about the options and opportunities to improve streets in their communities by piloting temporary street enhancements.

On Saturday, August 20, from noon – 4 p.m., residents are invited to a street lab party on 20th Avenue between 8 Street – 10 Street N.W., where we will temporarily add public art, entertainment, safety education and walking and cycling enhancements to the road in order to see what 20th Avenue N could look like in the future.

The communities of Mount Pleasant, Capitol Hill and Banff Trail will have a chance to experience different ways of reconfiguring the street and offer feedback on what they liked and didn’t like.

The day will be a chance for community members to:

  • Connect with their neighbourhood and see their street in a new way
  • Learn about street design principles from City staff and groups in their community
  • Test out temporary ideas to see what should or should not be considered more seriously in the future
  • Decide if this is a constructive way to provide feedback to The City about future street design projects

Please know that 20 Avenue will be closed between 8 Street and 10 Street N.W. from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 20.

To volunteer to help build the temporary 20 Avenue N.W. enhancements please email us.