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Neighbourhood Streets

Neighbourhood Streets

Calgarians value living on a great Neighbourhood Street: our street helps us feel connected, healthy and safe in our community while also providing access to a variety travel options.

The City of Calgary is testing a Neighbourhood Streets Pilot Policy with the goal of creating streets where neighbours of all ages and abilities can connect and have access to safe, comfortable travel options.

The new policy replaces Calgary’s 2003 Traffic Calming Policy and:

  • Reflects today's values
  • Introduces new toolkits like resident-led activation or street labs
  • Explores opportunities for shared decision making
  • Calls for an equitable intake process
  • Looks for more opportunities to collaborate and find efficiencies

Project updates - March 2021

  • New 2021 projects. Check out the project page to learn more.
  • Panorama Hills public engagement Phase 2: Prioritization is now closed. A What We Heard report from this phase of engagement is now available.
  • Silver Springs public engagement Phase 2: Prioritization is now closed. A What We Heard report from this phase of engagement is now available.
  • North Hill Area public engagement on Balmoral Circus Park is now closed. A What We Heard Report will be available soon.
  • 21 Street and 33 Avenue S.W. Phase 1 engagement is now closed. A What We Heard report is now available.

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A new policy has been drafted to support creating great neighbourhood streets. The policy will be validated through testing on communities from around the city, each having different ideas to make their streets more liveable. Our goal is to:

  • Learn the best approach to collaborate for successful neighbourhood streets through conversations and installations
  • Provide inclusive engagement to determine community needs and shared decision making
  • Test how different tools can be applied by both citizens/residents and The City to address community needs
  • Improve how we intake and prioritize future projects

Explore the benefits that street users experience

What is Neighbourhood Street?

A neighbourhood street is a street you might live on or the one near you with local shops and your closest bus stop. There is a lot of activity that belongs on neighbourhood streets like moving, connecting with neighbours and gardening or mowing the lawn. Neighbourhood streets work well when everyone can move safely and comfortably.

What makes a street liveable?

Calgarians value streets that feel safe and that are welcoming to all ages, support a variety of travel choices, fun and healthy lifestyles, and streets that enhance local destinations through the right public amenities.

Is your street liveable?

Help us identify the street changes needed for better walking and wheeling. Share your ideas!


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