Thursday, November 10, 2016

Brand new sidewalk, streetlights, revitalize Kensington

After several months of hard work and dedication, the Kensington revitalization project is complete! Calgarians can now enjoy 16 blocks of upgraded streets and infrastructure in Kensington’s urban village – one of Calgary’s most iconic neighbourhoods.

“The City would like to thank residents and businesses in Kensington for their support and patience during the project. With their help, we’ve been able to complete this project on time, improving safety and mobility for everyone who visits the Kensington area,” said City of Calgary project manager Erin Ward. “This is a project that cements Kensington as a destination for all Calgarians.”

Improvements in the area included the replacement of sidewalks, trees, street lights and street furniture. In total, the project crews installed:
  • 29 garbage cans 
  • 47 bike racks
  • 11 benches
  • 30 pedestrian lights
  • 3 newspaper corrals 
  • 35 energy-efficient LED streetlights
  • 3 km of new sidewalk concrete
In partnership with Calgary Parks, more than 60 new trees were planted along Kensington Road and 10 Street NW, including Brandon Elms and Patmore Green Ash trees.

These changes not only beautify and visually enhance the community, but make it safer, too. LED streetlights reduce electricity consumption while providing better quality of lighting on Calgary’s roads and sidewalks. This improves visibility for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. And new concrete sidewalks, which replace the interlocking stones, reduce trip hazards for pedestrians.

For more information about the project and to see past updates, visit Calgary.ca/Kensington.

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