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42 Avenue SE Complete Streets Project

We are currently reviewing 42 Avenue S.E. between 1A Street S.W. and 12 Street S.E. to understand how to improve the walking and biking experience, and provide better access and connections in the area.

Project overvie​w

This spring/summer, we will be working with Calgarians to identify barriers and understand how to best improve the design of this important corridor.

The new facilities will:

  • Provide improved access to the 39 Avenue LRT station, the future Green Line Highfield station and other public transit locations
  • Create travel connections between the Elbow River and the Bow River
  • Link to destinations such as the Calgary Food Bank and local businesses like those that make up the Barley Belt (10 Craft breweries within a 7 km stretch)
  • Eliminate sidewalk gaps and missing links that currently exist in the sidewalk network along 42 Avenue S.E.
  • Improve accessibility along the corridor for all users
  • Not impact the number of vehicular lanes or access to businesses

We anticipate that Calgarians will be able to use the new facilities in Fall 2020.​​

Study area

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Why are we doing this project?

This 2.25 km section of roadway currently lacks continuous and comfortable facilities to walk or bicycle on. During public engagement for the 11 Street S.E. Corridor Improvement Project, Calgarians identified 42 Avenue S.E. as an area for improvement due to its connections to important destinations. Council received numerous letters and a collection of over 400 signatures in community support of improving active mode facilities along the corridor.

Then, in November 2018, Council allocated $5.5 million to improve mobility along 42 Avenue’s streets and pathways, and other priority pathway connections.

42 Avenue S.E. was also a case study in Step Forward (The Pedestrian Strategy approved by Council in 2016).

Engagement – We want to hear from you

We will be connecting with stakeholders and the public in June 2019. Details on how to provide input will be available soon.

Check back for regular updates.

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Plans and Strategies

We are committed to providing a safe, reliable and efficient transportation system that supports all modes of travel.

Learn more about our plans and strategies:

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