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Crowchild Trail Study

We are in Phase 6: Reporting and Completion

**Please note: we are having technical difficulties with launching the online tool to view the final recommendations and provide input on the engagement process. We are working to have the tool available as soon as possible. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience. **

In the interim, please view the plans and process below:

Alternatively, join us at the upcoming event below to review the plans and process.

Public Information Session #2
Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunalta School, Main Gym – 536 Sonora Ave. S.W.
(No RSVP required)

We are using the feedback we receive to understand how well Calgarians can see their input used throughout the process to develop the recommendations. In addition, we are compiling the lessons learned to help improve future transportation studies.

We anticipate presenting the final recommendations to Council in early 2017.

Update on Short-term Recommendations

On July 20, 2016 we presented a study update to Council’s Standing Policy Committee on Transportation and Transit. We recommended that we advance planning and design of several short-term changes and upgrades to Crowchild Trail, including widening the Bow River Bridge to accommodate an additional lane in each direction. By leveraging the bridge rehabilitation work currently underway, it is possible to complete the bridge widening as early as the end of 2018. This would improve traffic flow and operation along Crowchild Trail.

We also recommended advancing several short-term optimization ideas that would improve mobility along and across Crowchild Trail for all users.

In November 2016, we reported back to Council with a proposed budget to implement the short-term recommendations. We anticipate receiving a decision on funding from Council in early 2017.

If approved by Council at that time, we will be able to move forward with the bridge widening and optimization projects and be ready for construction in Spring 2017.

Read the report.

Study overview

The Crowchild Trail Study is a transportation corridor study that will identify short-, medium- and long-term upgrades for Crowchild Trail between 24 Ave. N.W. to 17 Ave S.W. Recommendations from the study will help address current issues and challenges, and accommodate the continued growth of Calgary.

The study consists of a six-phase process that provides multiple opportunities for Calgarians to provide feedback through each phase of the study. Feedback gathered from each phase is used to inform the technical work and decisions required at the time. 

The Crowchild Trail Study is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. Recommendations from the study, if approved by Council, will identify specific Crowchild Trail upgrades that can be prioritized for funding through The City’s 10-year transportation infrastructure investment plan - Investing in Mobility.

Stay connected

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Questions? Email the project team.

Call 311 if you or someone you know does not have Internet access.

Provide your input

Join us Saturday, December 3 to review the plans and process. See the engagement calendar for event details. 

Study process

We’re in Phase 6: Reporting and Completion

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View the 1978 plans

Existing plans for Crowchild Trail were approved in 1978 and are available here. The Crowchild Trail Study will update the 1978 plan, with the help of Calgarians’, through the six-phase study process



Interesting in learning more about the history and future transportation demands of Crowchild Trail. Check out this story map.