37 Street Main Street

Project update - November 2022

Crews have completed most of the major construction on the new 37 Street Main Street. There will be some minor asphalt and concrete work that crews will finish up next spring, as well as some landscaping work between Richmond Road and Bow Trail S.W. We want to thank residents and business for your patience while we have created this new main street.

Now that we’re moving into the winter months and construction is mostly complete, residents are reminded they are responsible for clearing snow on sidewalks adjacent to their property. For the multi-use pathway on the east side of 37 Street, residents are responsible for clearing a minimum width of 1.5 meters of snow and ice from the pathway (snow removal bylaw).

Project Scope

The City has developed streetscape master plans for 37 Street S.W. based on citizen and stakeholder feedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations. The plans support the needs identified by the community and provides a vision that guides the detailed design and construction phases.

The final design for the 37 Street Main Street projects includes:

  • We are narrowing the road to slow traffic and create a boulevard, which provides more separation for pedestrians from traffic; this also moves traffic further away from homes that front 37 Street and allows more space for street trees. The additional space allows for approximately 300 new trees planted on 37 Street S.W.
  • Road resurfacing will take place between Bow Trail and Richmond Road S.W.
  •  The lanes on 37 Street are a mix of lane widths right now, and will be a consistent 3.3m wide once construction is completed.
  • Enhanced pedestrian crossings across side streets will be built through curb extension and the sidewalk on the west side will be wider and separated from traffic by a green boulevard.
  • A multi-use path will be installed on the east side of 37 Street to support a variety of users and separate speeds.
  • New parking restrictions will be enforced on 37 Street. Parking will be restricted, Monday to Friday, between 7 and 9 a.m. and between 3 and 6 p.m. There will be no parking restrictions along 37 Street S.W. on weekends.  

What will 37 Street look like?

Project background

37 Street SW (Bow Trail-Richmond) underwent the “design” step of the Main Streets program in 2018 and 2019. The City developed a streetscape master plan for 37 Street S.W. based on citizen and stakeholder feedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations. The plans support the needs identified by the community and provides a vision that guides the detailed design and construction phases. This vision encompasses numerous considerations, including:

  • Enhanced pedestrian safety and comfort.
  • Improved mobility options, including transit and cycling.
  • A design that reflects its identity of the surrounding communities.
  • Green, friendly streets through naturalized boulevards, trees, and site furnishings.
  • Making 37 Street S.W. a destination that will support existing and new local businesses.
  • Improved connections to park spaces and amenities.

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Timeline

  • Spring 2022 – Construction starts
  • Spring 2023 – project completion

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Main Streets


The Main Streets Program is one of the ways that the City of Calgary is working to make our city “a great place to make a living, and a great place to make a life.” Our program shares The City’s common purpose of “making life better every day” by implementing a comprehensive process to transform our main streets into places where people want to live, work and play.

To reach their full potential, Calgary’s Main Streets need both public and private investment. The Main Streets program is a continuum that goes from changes to land use that will support development opportunities to a streetscape master plan that is designed to support these changes and can be constructed in a coordinated fashion. The increase in development activity will bring more people and new jobs to the community, making the area more attractive to local businesses and residents.

Core principles

Main Streets are resilient, adaptable, and attractive places that:

  • Celebrate the character of the community.
  • Encourage diversity of businesses, buildings and residents.
  • Create a vibrant destination.
  • Improve public health.

This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​