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Ward 11 News: Macleod Trail corridor study summary

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The Macleod Trail Corridor Study is a long term plan outlining how we could transform Macleod Trail from 24 Avenue to Anderson Road into an Urban Boulevard, as per the Calgary Transportation Plan. There is currently no funding for this project, but it is important for us to have a plan in place for the future.

Corridor studies, typically done 10-30 years prior to construction, help us identify issues such as how much room is needed or any upgrades that may be required. This particular corridor study will help guide the evolution of Macleod Trail; it attempts to balance the need for enhanced public realm while trying to minimize the impact upon adjacent properties and communities. The changes will also work to support redevelopment along the corridor for both business and residential benefit.

This study provides recommendations that will enhance the public realm, encourage alternate modes of transportation, while maintaining six lanes of vehicular traffic. To encourage individuals to use alternative modes of transportation in this area, they have recommended boulevards, widened sidewalks and pathways, and the addition of separated cycle tracks.

The study recommendations from Report TT2014-0665 were presented at the Committee on Transportation and Transit on October 10, 2014. The Committee has referred the report back to Administration, and requested that they return in Q1 2015 with:

  1. Revised Recommendations that offer the ability to support or defeat individual elements of the Recommendations contained within the Report; for example – Retaining or removing the 25th Avenue interchange; and
  2. Options for fast-tracking elements of the Report; for example the South LRT Service Road Bike Track; and
  3. Alternative Options for cost effectively increasing pedestrian safety along Macleod Trail if this ultimate plan is wholly or in part rejected.
    A concept drawing of what Macleod Trail could look like as an urban corridor.
    Figure ES. 1 from Report TT2014-0665

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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