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In the spring/summer of 2024, median islands will be added to the following locations along 14 Street to improve pedestrian comfort and reduce the risk of collisions and speeding.

  • 14 Street at Rosehill Drive N.W.
  • 14 Street at Rosevale Drive N.W.
  • 14 Street at Cromwell Avenue N.W.

Project overview

The City of Calgary continuously monitors the safety performance of roadways and intersections to identify where changes can be made to improve traffic safety.

Adding median islands on wide roadways with high traffic and pedestrian volumes, has been proven to improve pedestrian comfort and reduce the risk of collisions and speeding.

When deciding where to build a median island, we look at:

  • safety concerns (such as public complaints and troubling speed and collision data)
  • the volume of traffic on the roadway
  • the volume of pedestrians crossing the roadway
  • The type of amenities on both sides of the roadway (those pedestrians need to access such as bus stops, houses, and businesses)
  • The width of the roadway 

3 Avenue & 34 Street N.W. Median Islands

Frequently asked questions

Will parking be lost because of the change?

Yes.  Parking needs to be removed to allow for the median island, lane shift and lane narrowing.

Parking will be impacted on northbound and southbound 14 Street N.W. north and south of:

  • Rosehill Drive
  • Rosevale Drive
  • Cromwell Avenue 

What type of construction is taking place?

Median islands will be built on 14 Street N.W. at Rosehill Drive, Rosevale Drive and Cromwell Avenue that includes a shift and narrowing of the vehicle lanes on 14 Street N.W.  The median island and lane shift as well as lane narrowing will allow motorists a better way to yield to pedestrians crossing 14 Street N.W.  

Has The City of Calgary made this change at other locations?

Yes. The City of Calgary has built a median island at 3 Avenue and 34 Street N.W.

Is The City of Calgary going to monitor these locations to ensure the new median islands have improved safety?

Yes.  The City of Calgary monitors the safety performance of roadways and intersections in Calgary and identifies where changes need to be made to improve safety for roadway users including pedestrians.  Once a location is identified and changes are made, The City of Calgary monitors how the changes support improved safety performance.  At other locations where this type of change was made, safety performance has improved.

How was this change chosen?

Median islands were selected based on the volume of traffic on 14 Street and the number of pedestrians crossing 14 Street N.W. at Rosehill Drive, Rosevale Drive and Cromwell Avenue as well as the types of safety concerns that were noted at the locations.  


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To learn more about the project or give feedback, contact 311 online.

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