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:
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
Options for fast-tracking elements of the
Report; for example the South LRT Service Road Bike Track; and
Alternative Options for cost effectively
increasing pedestrian safety along Macleod Trail if this ultimate plan is
wholly or in part rejected.
Figure ES. 1 from Report TT2014-0665
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