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