Neighbourhood Streets - Policy

Neighbourhood Streets Policy

The Neighbourhood Streets Policy describes the many ways The City of Calgary, residents and partners are contributing to the safety, inclusivity, and vibrancy of Calgary’s community streets.

It guides our engineering design, but also empowers resident-led activities to contribute to safe, inclusive and vibrant community streets.

Update – July 2022

The Neighbourhood Streets Policy was approved by Council, replacing Calgary’s 2003 Traffic Calming Policy. Thank you to everyone who provided input on the pilot!

We are continuing to develop a new intake process for citizens to submit traffic concerns and will be completed by winter 2022. Once complete, communities will be invited to apply for neighbourhood street enhancements using the new process.

Background


The City of Calgary created a Neighbourhood Streets Policy, with the goal of creating streets where neighbours of all ages and abilities can connect and have access to safe, comfortable travel options.

The new policy replaces Calgary’s 2003 Traffic Calming Policy and:

  • Reflects today's values
  • Introduces new action areas like resident-led activation or street labs
  • Explores opportunities for shared decision-making
  • Calls for an equitable intake process
  • Looks for more opportunities to collaborate and find efficiencies

Learn about the Neighbourhood Streets Policy


Request a change or share your idea


While we develop a new intake process for submitting concerns, you can still share your concerns or ideas by contacting 311, to be added to our list for future considerations.

Try to describe the problem you are experiencing (e.g. I feel unsafe crossing the street here, there is a missing sidewalk on this block) instead of the solution you wish to see.

Other things you can do


  • Submit a request for a Speed Trailer (SLOWS) Sign
  • Host a survey through a community group or Community Association to see what the priorities might be for everyone living in your neighbourhood.
  • Initiate a paint-the-pavement or other placemaking project
  • Look at The City’s open data to learn if speeding might be a problem in your community.
  • Complete the Explore Your Street survey where you can evaluate blocks individually, as a group or by asking kids at your local schools to share their experiences.
  • Apply for a grant through organizations such as ActivateYYC, and watch for opportunities at city, provincial and federal levels.

Timeline

July 2022: Council approved the Neighbourhood Streets Policy.

Summer/Fall 2022: The City is working on a new intake process for traffic calming projects.

Winter 2022/2023: The City will announce the next traffic calming projects, with a goal of starting new projects each year.


Engagement

Learn about the citizen engagement when the pilot launched and the feedback given.



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