Monday, June 8, 2015

Crowchild Trail - We want your input

Crowchild Trail between 24 Ave N.W. and 17 Ave S.W.
Crowchild Trail is an important part of Calgary’s transportation network. Whether you use Crowchild daily, a few times a month, or you choose not to use it, we want to hear from you.

We’re conducting a new transportation study for Crowchild Trail from 24 Avenue N.W. to 17 Avenue S.W. The study will identify short-, medium- and long-terms plans for Crowchild Trail to accommodate future growth, and improve travel along and across the corridor. Your input will help us make better decisions for the future of Crowchild Trail.

Join us in upcoming workshops and study area tours, provide your input online, or visit us at community events throughout June and July to share your ideas about the goals of the Crowchild Trail Study.

“We’re in phase two of a new six-phase study process. We want to hear from Calgarians about how Crowchild Trail is important to their commute, to their neighbourhood, to area businesses and destinations, and to Calgary’s transportation network,” says Feisal Lakha, senior transportation engineer at The City.

The new Crowchild Trail Study has a six-phase process and is expected to be complete by end of 2016. We just wrapped up phase one of the study, which included working with a group of 18 Calgarians to develop an engagement program for the study. Calgarians will have multiple opportunities to provide input during each phase of the study.

Attend a public workshop or provide your feedback online.
“We know Calgarians are eager to discuss specific improvements to Crowchild Trail. That conversation will happen in phase three of the study, when we start to identify potential design concepts in the fall.”

From now until end of July, we’ll be gathering input to confirm study goals, which will help guide the development and evaluation of design concepts as the study progresses.

“Whether you live or work close to Crowchild, or use it to get around Calgary, I encourage you to get involved now so your input can be used to inform the remainder of the study,” says Lakha.

For more information about the Crowchild Trail Study, visit Click on the "Get involved" button to find out how you can participate in the study.


  1. I am presuming you are talking about the two lane squeeze and how 24ave. needs to go under crowchild. Then there is the weird northbound rush to get over to the far left left lane or you can't go north anymore. Lots of close calls for this over the years with many people mad at me or vice-versa.

  2. Build a flyway over top of Crowchild from 24 Ave NW to 17 Ave SW just for through traffic.

  3. No traffic lights on Crowchild OBVIOUSLY .
    Build four compact overpasses, like the one at 33rd ave SW, and get rid of the traffic lights .
    This will eliminate 90% of the congestion on Crowchild.

  4. Provide direct access from 16 Ave NW (east and west bound) to Crowchild Trail northbound to take shortcut traffic off of 19 St NW to 24 Ave NW to Crowchild Trail northbound.

  5. When/if an interchange and ramp are constructed along 24 Ave NW to Crowchild Trail, noise and increased traffic on this residential street (24 Ave east of Crowchild Trail) will have to be addressed in a very detailed and responsible manner. One solution is to not have a ramp to 24 Ave east of Crowchild Trail and only westbound to the U of C.

  6. Thanks for your comments. We’re continuing with Phase 3: Concept Identification and inviting Calgarians to drop-in at one of the several open houses to see how the ideas, similar to the one described in the last comment, look when applied to the Crowchild Trail corridor. We are also asking Calgarians to help evaluate the ideas against the three project principals. Event details are provided at If you can’t make any of the events, you can also provide comments using our online tool which will launch in the next few days.