Share this page Print

 

Crowchild Trail Study Phase 3: Concept identification

Preliminary design concepts developed by citizens’ ideas

Description: Phase 3 of the study invited Calgarians to share their ideas on possible changes to the Crowchild Trail corridor, and to explore the benefits, constraints, impacts and trade-offs of the ideas brought forward by participants.

Engagement goal: Work with stakeholders to explore ideas and to ask participants to help identify the benefits, impacts, constraints, and trade-offs of the different ideas shared.

Engagement opportunities were provided in two parts:

Part 1: Gather Ideas in October/November 2015

  • The team hosted six stakeholder and public workshops where participants worked with technical facilitators to draw their ideas on area maps, and identified the benefits, constraints, impacts and trade-offs of ideas brought to the table. In addition, various drop-in sessions and an online idea forum provided participants the opportunity to post their ideas and explore the benefits, constraints, impacts and tradeoffs of the different ideas posted.

Part 2: See the Ideas on Possible Changes in February/March 2016

  • In October and November 2015, Calgarians shared approximately 500 ideas for how to upgrade Crowchild Trail. After technical evaluation and analysis of all the ideas, the project team has consolidated these ideas, and grouped them where possible, down to 25 sets of ideas that can be applied to the corridor. Calgarians had an opportunity to visit one of the several open houses or drop-in events to see how the ideas look when applied to the Crowchild Trail corridor. They also had an opportunity to evaluate the 17 remaining ideas against the three project principles, learn about why some of the ideas did not move forward for further consideration and see which ideas would be explored in Phase 4: Concept Evaluation.

Outcome: Ideas that the project team will use to develop a set of preliminary concepts for evaluation in Phase 4: Concept Evaluation.

Read the Phase 3 Summary and learn what we heard about the different ideas.

Summary of Engagement Process

Timeline Engagement Opportunity Summary of Verbatim Comments

Gather ideas – October to November 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the ideas
February/March 2016

Workshop for businesses, institutions, and emergency response agencies October 28 (comments only)
October 28 (comments with table maps)
Workshops for residents immediately next to Crowchild Tr. October 24 (comments only)
October 24 (comments with table maps)

November 3 (comments only)
November 3 (comments with table maps)
Workshops for the general public November 7 (comments only)
November 7 (comments with table maps)

November 9 (comments only)
November 9 (comments with table maps)

November 14 (comments only)
November 14 (comments with table maps)
Online idea forum using MindMixer November 9 to 30
Community-based opportunities Community Idea Boards - various locations.

Drop-in sessions - summary of comments from events at Brentwood Village Shopping Centre, University of Calgary, Richmond Road Treatment & Diagnostic Centre, and Foothills Medical Centre
Social Media Social Media – summary of comments in response to our Facebook posts and Tweets about engagement opportunities
Open house boards Open house handout
Noise information handout
View the ideas that were evaluated.
View the ideas that will not move forward.
View the ideas that will be explored further in Phase 4.
​Open house for businesses, institutions, and emergency response agencies February 25
​Open house for residents immediately next to Crowchild Tr. February 25

February 27
​Open houses for the general public February 27
March 10
March 12
​Online tool March 2 - 27
​Drop-in sessions March 1 at Brentwood Village Shopping Centre
March 2 at University of Calgary
March 2 at Hillhurst/Sunnyside Farmers Market
​Social Media Social Media - summary of comments in response to our Facebook posts about engagement opportunities and a summary of comments received through the project email

Study process

We’re in Phase 6: Reporting and Completion

(Click to enlarge image)

Stay informed

You’ll have multiple opportunities to provide input in each phase of the study. Stay informed of the study.

  • Sign-up for email updates and receive notifications.
  • Watch for bold signs around your community.
  • Look for updates in your community newsletters.
  • Look for signs along Crowchild Trail.
  • Look for advertising online, in the media, at key destinations (e.g. University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, etc.).