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. The AR program was first implemented in the spring of 2020 due to COVID-19 health orders that stated people should stay at least 6 feet away from each other in order to stay safe. These health guidelines remained in effect in the Spring of 2021 and, as a result, The City decided to run the program again in 2021.
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
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 20 Street S.W.
- Crescent Road N.W.
- Parking lane in the eastbound direction between 7A Street N.W. and 1 Street N.W.
- Fully closed between 1 Street N.W. to 4 Street N.W.
Open weekends only
- Memorial Drive N.W. – Two eastbound lanes between 9 Street N.W. and the Center Street Bridge Lower Deck.
Please note: The Memorial Drive adaptive roadway will remain in place on weekends until snow clearing operations resume in October.
Additional locations will be added to this webpage as new adaptive roads/lane closures are implemented over the spring and summer of 2021.
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.