East Central Complete Street Network
Construction on Phase 1 is now complete.
The City of Calgary made improvements to several streets in East Central Calgary to safely accommodate all travel modes. Complete Streets provide safe, efficient transportation options for all modes of transportation regardless of age, physical ability or income level. They provide transportation options that allow people to walk, cycle and take transit as efficient ways to travel.
There are several signed bicycle routes in this area, but little physical infrastructure.
Throughout the year-long public engagement process, The City collected feedback about the project including bicycle routes and facilities, and intersection and pedestrian improvements. The public helped The City identify two east-west bicycle routes and one north-south route, to make up the network.
Due to limited funding, The City phased construction, beginning with Phase 1 in 2017.
Phase 1 – overall improvement plans
North-South (detailed): Marlborough Way N.E. / 40 Street S.E.
East-West (detailed): 8 Avenue S.E. / 10 Avenue S.E. (Barlow Trail S.E. to 52 Street S.E.)
Parking use and changes
Parking has been removed in some locations and shifted as needed to accommodate the overall improvements.
The project team carefully considered several factors when deciding how to balance the needs of all stakeholders. The City understands parking loss is difficult and decisions about changes to roadways in established neighbourhoods often involve challenging trade-offs.
Phase 2 - Complete Street improvements
Phase 2 will be constructed when funding becomes available, and will include a second east-west route on Marlborough Drive N.E. / Maidstone Drive N.E. (between Penbrook Drive S.E. and Barlow Trail N.E.) and 8 Avenue N.E. / 5 Avenue N.E., west of 36 Street N.E. Phase 2 also includes the extension of the Phase 1 bike lanes east on 8 Avenue S.E., from 52 Street S.E. to Penbrooke Drive S.E.
East Central Complete Street Network Phased Construction
East Central Complete Street networks
The City of Calgary is working to accommodate growth and make our city more liveable by providing transportation choices. Walkable and bikeable neighbourhoods contribute to creating vibrant, healthy communities.
This project will improve safety and mobility for all users:
- Improve pedestrian crossings and curb ramps
- Improve safety by reducing vehicle speeds
- Improve road markings
- Improve and/or manage congestion
- Reduce speeding and collisions
- Make the road more predictable
- Combination of on-street bike lanes and shared spaces for bicycles and vehicles
- New paved pathway connections, multi-use crossings and bicycle ramps
- Provide cycling connectivity within neighbourhoods, to businesses, the pathway system and City Centre
People taking transit
- Improve waiting areas
Public engagement & communications
Questions or Comments?
Please contact 311.
Related links and documents
- Cycling Strategy
- Calgary Pathway & Bikeways Implementation Plan (2001)
- Bikeway Improvement Projects
- Fall 2015 Stakeholder Meeting Summary
- September 2015 Stakeholder Presentation
- June 2015 Open House Information Boards
- Spring 2015 Public Input Summary
- May 2015 Stakeholder Presentation
- April 13, 2016 Open House Information Boards
- April 13, 2016 Open House and Online Feedback Summary