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Bridgeland Phase 1 Edmonton Trail Main Street

Bridgeland Main Streets

Phase 1 – Edmonton Trail N.E.

Project update - Completed August 2023

Phase One of the Bridgeland Main Streets project along Edmonton Trail N.E. from Memorial Drive to 2 Avenue N.E. completed construction in Fall 2023.

We planted our boulevards with a native grass mix. The care of this grass is under the current maintenance contract and will be mowed in the spring and fall until 2025. There are no sedges or perennials that would be affected by the mowing. The intent is to let the grass grow to its full potential, but if it were to be mowed for a more manicured look, this wouldn’t harm the grass.

Project scope

The Edmonton Trail N.E. Main Street underwent the “design” step of the MainStreets program between 2018 and 2021. Based on citizen and interest holderfeedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations, the plan supports theneeds identified by the community.

  • A focus on urban design and placemaking.
  • Enhanced pedestrian safety and comfort.
  • Improved mobility options, including transit and cycling
  • A design that is uniquely “Bridgeland-Riverside” and reflects its heritage andcommunity identity.
  • Improved connections to park spaces and amenities.
  • Enhancing the community’s Main Street as a destination that will supportexisting and new local businesses.

Project background

The City has developed a Streetscape Master Plan for Bridgeland based on citizen feedback, technical analysis, and financial considerations.

The vision for the Bridgeland Main Streets project is to build a streetscape that includes well-designed, quality public realm elements and public space, that prioritize the pedestrian experience and will support ongoing redevelopment and a thriving economic environment. Once complete, it will offer a variety of safe, accessible mobility connections, new community gathering spaces, and a uniquely Bridgeland character.

The key features of Bridgeland Main Streets are:

  1. Prioritize pedestrian safety
  2. Enhanced landscaping for pedestrian comfort
  3. Unique streetscape elements
  4. New opportunities for community gathering
  5. Improved mobility options

Past Engagement: Edmonton Trail

Timeline

  • Live (2025)
    • Ongoing investment in development
    • Operations and maintenance
  • Build (2022-2025)
    • Phase 1 (Edmonton Tr.) 2022-2023
    • Phase 2 (1 Ave. N.E.)
      2023 -2025
    • Construction of designs based on streetscape master plan
  • Design (2018-2021)
    • Pedestrian safety measures implemented
    • Detailed design work complete
    • Community engagement
    • Bridgeland Streetscape Master Plan completed and approved
  • Plan (2017)
    •  Land use redesignation and infrastructure assessment
  • Strategize (2014 – 2016)
    • Public engagement and market studies

Want to learn more about the Main Streets Program visit Calgary.ca/mainStreets


Project documents

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 values

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

  • Character & Identity
    Create a street that establishes a unique sense of place and offers memorable experiences for both residents and visitors. 
  • Social & Healthy lifestyle
    Create a family-friendly and safe street environment that focuses on promoting sense of community. 
  • Mobility & Functionality
    Achieve a balance of multi-modal transportation options with a focus on friendly and inclusive design. 
  • Economic vitality
    Street improvements promote economic vitality by encouraging redevelopment opportunities and promoting investment.

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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