We understand that proposed solutions will be improved if they incorporate the knowledge of those who live and work near the study area and those who use the roadways and interchanges within the study area. We will be hosting a variety of engagement opportunities throughout the study. You are invited to participate whether you use Shaganappi Trail daily, a few times a month, or choose not to use it at all.
Thank you for providing your input on the design and technical elements using the online survey available from May 11-25.
The next engagement opportunity will be in the fall.
The input we receive from the April workshops, the Community Advisory Group, the online survey, and a technical review will inform the development of several preliminary concepts for the study area. Read the engagement summary and verbatim comments.
The preliminary concepts will be presented to the public for feedback in the fall.
Engagement Summary of Phase Two: Concept Development and Analysis
In April 2016, we hosted Design Idea Workshops for adjacent communities and the public to share ideas about possible changes to the study area. Participants worked with a technical illustrator to sketch potential designs and explore ways to achieve the study’s goals and objectives. View the display boards and read the What We Heard Report.
The project team reviewed the design ideas and comments provided by the workshop participants. During the review, we recognized that nearly all the design ideas produced contained six common design elements.
We also reviewed the study area from a technical perspective and identified five additional technical elements for consideration. Both the design and the technical elements were reviewed and refined by the Community Advisory Group at the end of April.
Rather than focusing on a select few design ideas in the online survey as originally intended, we made the decision to request feedback on the elements in order to gain a better understanding of the community's vision for the study area. The online survey was available May 11 – 25.
Engagement Summary of Phase One: Project Initiation and Definition
In November 2015, we invited area residents and businesses to an open house. Over 100 attendees were introduced to the study and asked to provide their concerns, values, issues, and hopes. We also provided an opportunity to submit input online from November 19-December 03. If you were unable to participate, you can view the open house boards.
In addition, you can read a summary of the input collected during this phase.
The Community Advisory Group also had their first meeting in January. This group was formed to help develop evaluation criteria and ensure community interests and needs are addressed in the preferred concept at the completion of this study.
For more information, go to calgary.ca/southshaganappi.