Crowchild Trail Study: medium- to long-term recommended plans
The recommendations are a result of our work with Calgarians over the last two years. They provide convenient and attractive transportation options that will reduce the number of trips that rely on the use of personal vehicles and at the same time, best align with the study’s key principles and goals.
Click on the thumbnails below to view the medium- and long-term recommendations.
Click on the thumbnails below to view sketches of the recommendations.
Click on the thumbnails below to view the recommendations for noise attenuation, green space enhancements, pedestrian and bikes connections, transit, and transportation measures.
Planning and funding of recommendations
The map to the right demonstrates how the medium- and long-term recommendations could be grouped or staged for construction. Implementation of the medium-term recommendations is anticipated beyond 10 years from today. The long-term plan is anticipated beyond 30 years from today.
View the Infrastructure Planning Process Graphic to learn more about planning, funding and implementation.
The estimated cost to implement the medium-term recommendations is $1.3 billion ($800 million to $2.2 billion, Class 4 estimate range in 2016 dollars). The estimated cost to implement the long-term recommendations is $250 million ($150 million to $400 million, Class 4 estimate range in 2016 dollars).
The cost estimates include all the recommendations in each plan: infrastructure, walking and cycling connections, noise attenuation, transit, green spaces, transportation measures, and land acquisition.
Cost estimate hierarchy
Transportation projects follow The City of Calgary’s Project Management Framework. The framework is consistent with industry standards and best practices. It uses the following five-stage process for estimating and establishing budgets over the entire life of a project.