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Adaptive Roadways Program and related lane closures

To help provide Calgarians with the space needed to walk, run, skateboard and cycle, The City of Calgary has implemented an Adaptive Roadways Program (ARP).

Under the program, road lanes are closed to motor vehicle traffic so they can be used by people who are walking, running, cycling, rollerblading and the like.

How locations are selected
The City considers locations if:

  • The location is already experiencing high or elevated use (mostly along a parallel pathway or park)
  • It is feasible to close a lane/road without introducing significant safety risks for all users
  • Closing a lane/road will not negatively impact operating businesses, particularly with respect to pick-up or delivery services
  • Transit can be maintained effectively
  • It is sustainable and cost-effective to maintain
  • It will allow at least 15 minutes of continuous walking to support physical health

Current locations 2022

Open 7 days/week

  • Crowchild Trail S.W. – The eastside, northbound lane along Crowchild Trail S.W./North Glenmore Park Road S.W. is closed south of 66 Avenue S.W.
  • 12 Street S.E. – Parking lane in the southbound direction between 8 Avenue S.E. and 21 Avenue S.E.
  • 50 Avenue S.W. – The eastbound parking lane between 14 A Street S.W. and 19 Street S.W.
  • Crescent Road N.W. – Parking lane in the eastbound direction between 7A Street N.W. and 1 Street N.W.

Please note: All lane closures are monitored with data collected on the use of each adaptive roadway as well as the impact it has on road travel conditions. Based on this data, The City may change the locations, timing and duration of the lane closures and/or the days of the week that they are in place.

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