Tuesday, January 28, 2014

We're improving 8 Street S.W. - information session

You are invited to drop by and view the recommended plans for future improvements to 8 Street S.W. anytime during the hours indicated:

Public information session
Atrium on the main floor, University of Calgary (downtown campus)
906 - 8 Avenue S.W. 
January 30, 2014 
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The recommended concept plans reflect the feedback we received through the public engagement exercises that were held in early 2013, while staying true to improving the pedestrian experience. Some highlights to expect:
  • Enhancing the pedestrian experience by improving areas such as sidewalks, street crossings and urban design
  •  Finalizing the number of traffic lanes on 8 Street S.W. and their use
  •  Establishing on-street parking options north of 8 Avenue S.W.
  •  Confirming how to accommodate for bicycles between 8 Avenue S.W. and 17 Avenue S.W.
The City of Calgary is developing a public realm master plan for 8 Street S.W. between the Bow River and 17 Avenue. The goal of this plan is to create a strong vision for the corridor that enhances the pedestrian experience by focusing on improving areas such as sidewalks, street crossings and urban design. It will be the foundation for growing 8 Street S.W. as a liveable, caring and thriving place.


  1. Leave the road as 4 lanes, please stop taking lanes away from downtown and causing more congestion.

  2. Keep bykes from sidewalk 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. Keep crossings safe from distracted and agressive drivers. Keep the street well lit.