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Inglewood / Ramsay area projects

The City is investing in one of ​Calgary's oldest neighbourhoods to keep it safe, beautiful and vibrant.
 

Important Closure Information

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Inglewood Ramsay Advisories

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The pathway on the east side of the Elbow River is closed to allow for the construction of a temporary bridge that will be used while the 9 Avenue bridge is reconstructed and is unrelated to the future closing of 8 Street S.E. View the pathway detour map here.

We will close 8 Street S.E. at the crossing with CP (south of 9 Avenue S.E.) in November. The closure will accommodate CP's reconfiguration and operations. We are implementing the closure as part of the Green Line. At this time, we are conducting a network planning study of the area, to be completed later this year, to determine whether or not a new access between Inglewood and Ramsay is required.

It's important to know that we are working with other project teams in the area to maintain pedestrian access after 8 Street is closed

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7 Street S.E. and the west Elbow River pathway, from 9 Avenue S.E. to MacDonald Avenue, was closed on Monday, April 8. The closure is necessary to make room for both the temporary bridge over the Elbow River and constructing the new 9 Avenue S.E. bridge. A review is being conducted to see how 7 Street S.E. will function in the future between these avenues.

For details, visit Calgary.ca/9AveBridge

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In November 2019, we will be closing 8 Street S.E. at the Canadian Pacific (CP) rail crossing, south of 9 Avenue S.E. The closure will accommodate CP’s bridge reconfiguration and operations, and is part of the Green Line construction. The CP rail crossing will be closed to people walking, cycling and driving.

For more information on the CP Elbow River rail bridge twinning, please visit CP's website. For general railroad inquiries please contact CP Community Connect at community_connect@cpr.ca or 800.766.7912.

Engagement opportunities

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Inglewood Ramsay engagement

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Join us in June to provide input on the following two projects:

  1. The Interpretation Plan for the 110-year-old 9 Avenue S.E. bridge – review the proposed options on how best to honor the bridge
  2. Jack Long Park – share your thoughts on a unique feature we want to develop in the park, honouring neighbourhoods and community

Sounding boards and pop-up events will be coordinated in Inglewood and Ramsay. There will also be an opportunity to provide input online. More details will be posted in the coming weeks.​

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April 13 Open House update

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the open house on Saturday, April 13. The 2019 construction season is ramping up and there's lots happening in Inglewood & Ramsay.

Upcoming construction work includes:

This open house provided an overview of what's happening in the community and an opportunity to connect directly with the project teams. If you missed the open house, can you view the boards here.

It's important to know that we may not have all the answers right now, but we are working to coordinate construction schedules, reduce impacts as much as possible and maintain mobility through Ramsay and Inglewood.​

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Our commitment:

From replacing 100 year old bridges to building new park spaces, we're committed to:

  • Improving connections in to and out of Inglewood and Ramsay, whether you travel by foot, bus, bike or car.
  • Ensuring safe, reliable exits to protect the communities in the event of an emergency.
  • Building on the character of the communities to create great spaces to live, work, play, and shop.

Together, these projects will support your communities in the near future, and for years to come.

 
​A city that moves​​​ ​A city of inspiring neighbourhoods A healthy and green city​ Partners
​9 Ave SE Bridge ​​9 Ave SE Streetscapes ​Zoo Flood Mitigation Enmax
12 St SE Bridge ​Historic East Calgary Area Redevelopment Plan River Access Strategy Canadian Pacific
17 Ave SE BRT Inglewood Bird Sanctuary - TD Outdoor Learning Centre Bend in the Bow  
Green Line LRT Sanitary Trunk ​​Bioengineering program  
Inglewoo​d Bird Sanctuary Reconnection Project Flood Mitigation & Resiliency  
Jack Long Park  
 
 

Here's what we've heard from you:

  • You want to feel safe moving through your community by foot, bike, bus or car
  • You celebrate your communities' character, charm and natural beauty, and want to see it maintained
  • You want reliable exits in case of emergency

View the results of our community surveys to see what your neighbours said about living in and getting around Inglewood and Ramsay.

FAQ - Traffic, Parking and Development

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Inglewood Ramsay FAQ

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The City has heard concerns about traffic speeds and congestion from the community. Current traffic and safety conditions on 9 Avenue S.E. are within an average and acceptable range, compared to similar streets in Calgary. (See the results of our traffic studies here and here) We recognize that the data doesn't necessarily reflect the experience of the people travelling the area on a regular basis, and we've heard from you that you would appreciate a greater feeling of safety as a user of 9 Avenue S.E.

There are a number of solutions that we can explore to improve the sense of safety for users of 9 Avenue S.E., such as an upgraded pedestrian realm, new or improved pedestrian crossings, and narrowing lane widths to improve driver focus and slow traffic speed. Most of these items are currently unfunded but we will continue to look for opportunities to fund and implement these solutions.

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The City is working on a cohesive parking strategy for the communities of Inglewood and Ramsay. We understand that on-street parking is important to both business owners and residents for the convenience of customers, friends and families who visit the communities. Off-street parking is also important to support those who work in the area and for people who want to spend a little more time exploring the neighbourhood's parks, shops and pathways.

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As of Q2, 2018, The City has decided to merge the two draft Area Redevelopment Plans (ARPs) for Inglewood and Ramsay. Please visit the project engagement page for more information, including timelines and next steps.

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The closure of this road is required to accommodate CP Rail operations in the future. It will take place November 15, 2019.

The City is continuing to evaluate options to mitigate the effects of the closure. We'll be conducting a multimodal network review for the area later this year.

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The City has received numerous complaints/concerns from the community about pedestrian and cyclist safety at this intersection, which led to a study on whether an intervention was needed. From this study it was determined that there should be a control put in place to improve safety.

The decision to choose a full traffic signal over a pedestrian-activated beacon was based on traffic studies, best practices and safety, and had to consider how people use that intersection. While a flashing beacon would assist pedestrians, use of it by cyclists would require that to cross legally, they would need to dismount and cross as a pedestrian. Cyclists could cross the intersection as a vehicle by heeding the stop signs on 8 Avenue and crossing when safe to do so, but this would not alleviate concerns regarding cyclist safety and comfort.

Considering the various user groups at this intersection (pedestrians, cyclists, motorists) and the need to provide a safe and convenient intersection for all, a traffic signal was determined the most appropriate control device for this location.

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The changes at this intersection were meant to address two items:

  1. Creating a dedicated bike lane through the intersection between 8 Ave SE and the new MAX station at 16 St SE, and
  2. Accommodating queue jumps for the new MAX bus service.

The design changes implemented in fall 2018 included signage and striping for bus queue jumps, as well as painting the inside and outside shoulder lines under the bridge for the winter.

There will be some additional changes this year, including physically separating the dedicated bike lane and inserting a curb bulb-out on the north side of the intersection and a curb extension in the SE corner to reduce crossing distance for pedestrians/cyclists. The final design is available below.

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