Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Macleod Trail Corridor Study

The City is conducting a corridor study for Macleod Trail from 25 Avenue S. to Anderson Road. Since May, more than 3,000 residents, businesses and travellers have shared their thoughts on the long-term transportation needs of Macleod Trail via an online survey and at public open houses.

We heard concerns about traffic delays on the roadway, a desire for enhanced transit service and support for improved walking and cycling facilities. We spoke with people about opportunities for Macleod Trail to develop into an Urban Boulevard—a mixed-use, urban area where people live, work and gather, a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly community where people shop and mingle. We heard from people who use Macleod Trail for their daily commute and those who want other travel options along the corridor.

Considering the input we’ve heard and other project criteria, City staff and consultants will share the proposed design concepts for a future Macleod Trail at a public open house on October 25, 2012 at Chinook Centre (Centre Court) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Macleod Trail Corridor Study will ensure that long-term transportation plans for Macleod Trail align with the 2009 Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP) and Municipal Development Plan (MDP). The CTP classifies this section of Macleod Trail as an Urban Boulevard, and a primary cycling, transit and high occupancy vehicle (HOV) route. The study looks at how walking, cycling, transit and HOV requirements can be accommodated on Macleod Trail and the right-of-way that would be needed.

Corridor studies are typically completed 10 to 30 years before construction. There is currently no funding available to implement recommendations from this study.

Visit calgary.ca/macleod for more information.

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