Thursday, January 14, 2016

Help us plan for smart growth along 17 Avenue S.E.

We are conducting a transportation study on 17 Avenue S.E., between Stoney Trail and 116 Street S.E., to identify what the road will look like in the next 10-30 years.

Drop-in to the East Hills Walmart (255 East Hills Blvd. S.E.) on January 28, 2016 from 4-8 p.m. to learn about the study and tell us what you think about the preliminary options. You can also view the display boards and provide input at from January 28 – February 12, 2016.

17 Avenue S.E. provides an important regional connection between Calgary and Chestermere. It is also identified as a primary transit and cycling route.

Illustration of what 17 Avenue S.E. could look like
Today this part of 17 Avenue S.E. is largely undeveloped. However, the Belvedere Area Structure Plan estimates this area will house 61,000 people and 9,700 jobs in the future. As the land in this area develops, the guidelines in the Area Structure Plan will start to take effect.

17 Avenue S.E. will be a liveable street focusing on modes of travel that enable social interaction like walking, cycling, and taking transit. It will be a destination as well as a route of travel such as 4 St. S.W.

We have been working with stakeholders since June to develop guiding principles as well as prioritize the type and location of bicycle facilities, on-street parking, sidewalks, and green space. We also determined that the corridor will have two vehicle lanes and a median (middle) transitway. As a result of their input, we have developed preliminary options for the corridor to take to the public for feedback.

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