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Edmonton Trail improvements and parking pilot

In 2020, The City of Calgary reviewed the Edmonton Trail corridor and recommended a number of improvements that focused on pedestrian safety and business accessibility.

The improvements include:

  • Installing a new traffic signal at Edmonton Trail and 14 Avenue N.E.
  • Upgrading the existing crosswalks along the Edmonton Trail corridor by painting ladder-style markings and adding reflective sleeves to the crosswalk poles. 

Edmonton Trail off-peak parking pilot

The City is also launching a new parking pilot in December 2020. This is to provide businesses along the corridor with additional customer parking and address concerns that the sidewalks on Edmonton Trail do not provide enough buffer from traffic.

The pilot includes:

Adding two-hour parking from 7 Avenue N.E. to 14 Avenue N.E. during 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

  • Northbound direction (east side of the street), there will be stopping restrictions in the afternoon peak (from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Monday to Friday.
  • Southbound direction (west side of the street), there will be stopping restrictions in the morning peak (from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.) Monday to Friday.

This change will ensure that traffic flows well on Edmonton Trail and that businesses have increased parking availability for patrons.

ParkPlus registration required for free parking on Edmonton Trail

Patrons who wish to park on Edmonton Trail will be required to register their license plate for a free parking session through the ParkPlus system.

Please note: There will not be ParkPlus machines along the corridor. Motorists must use the app, text, or call to park.

This will allow The City to measure the success of the parking implementation as well as enable the Calgary Parking Authority to more easily enforce the two-hour time limit.

Permanent signs along the Edmonton Trail corridor indicating “registration required” will be installed by the end of 2020.

To learn how to use the ParkPlus system, visit the Calgary Parking Authority website. 

Project timelines

  • Crosswalk upgrades - Complete
  • Parking implementation - Dec. 2020
  • Signal installation - Early 2021

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