11 Street S.W. Underpass Functional Planning Study
We invite you to provide input until Sunday, February 28 and share what has been working and what improvements can be made in the study area.
Your input, along with technical expertise, will help us identify opportunities and priorities. Based on the public input and technical data collected in the first phase, we will develop design concepts that will be presented to Calgarians in Phase 2: Explore during Spring/Summer 2021.
We’re conducting a functional planning study for 11 Street S.W. and the CP Rail underpass, between eighth and 11th Avenue S.W. We are currently in phase one, Discover.
Study process timeline
About the study
11 Street S.W. provides a vital link between the Beltline and Downtown West End across the barrier of the CP Rail line through downtown Calgary. With the recent closure of 8 Street S.E., it is the only remaining at-grade crossing in the centre city and sees significant use by people who walk, wheel, drive, and take transit as a key crossing point to access parks, grocery stores, restaurants, commercial amenities, apartment buildings, and offices in the surrounding area.
Study area map
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The key objectives of the study are:
- Confirming network connectivity, determining geometry and cross-section, developing active modes and roadway profiles for the crossing, reviewing access management, and planning the CP Rail bridge.
- Identifying potential short-term improvements (“quick wins”) to enhance safety and connectivity for all users including people who walk, wheel, drive, and take transit.
- Evaluating short- and long-term options with practical staging plans and cost estimates.
- Engaging stakeholders to develop plans that are supported by City business units, CP Rail, Councillors, adjacent landowners, community members, area businesses, and people who walk, wheel, drive, and take transit.
Input collected from internal and external stakeholders, and the public will be used to understand their perspectives and priorities, and inform the development of the evaluation criteria, design concepts and recommended plans for the study area.
We want to hear from you. Provide input until Feb. 28, 2021.
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Contact the project team at 11StreetUnderpass@calgary.ca