37 Street Main Street

Project update - December 2022

Work on the 37 Street Main Street project is complete for the season, and we want to thank you for your patience as we’ve been building a new 37 Street main street. This season most of the work was between 19 Avenue and Bow Trail S.W. to improve the street for residents and visitors to the area.

Now that we’re moving into the winter months and construction is mostly complete, residents are reminded you are responsible for clearing snow on sidewalks adjacent to your property. For the multiuse pathway on the east side od 37 Street, residents are responsible for clearing a minimum width of 1.5 metres of snow and ice from the pathway. More information on this can be found at calgary.ca/snow.

As a reminder, parking restrictions, where signage is in place, will be enforced on 37 Street Monday to Friday between 7 and 9 a.m. and 3 and 6 p.m. There are no parking restrictions along 37 Street on evenings and weekends.

Next spring there will be some minor concrete, asphalt and landscaping work that crews finish up, and we do not anticipate any significant impacts to residents and businesses in the area. For the landscaping that is in place, The City will continue to monitor its health over the next two years.

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.

Past Engagement

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. ​

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