Crescent Road has been temporarily closed to motor vehicles since June 2021 to address amplified community concerns around disruptive late-night activities and to provide people more space to move during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The City has remained committed to adjusting or removing this temporary road closure this fall. Staff have reviewed operational considerations and feedback about the temporary closure from public engagement, community emails and conversations with Community Associations.
Recommendations & Next steps
The adaptive lane along the south curb from 1 St to 7A St N.W. was installed in Fall 2020 and has provided an additional paved surface for walking and wheeling in winter. Staff are recommending the adaptive lane stay in place as the narrowing of the roadway provides traffic calming benefits.
Staff heard diverse feedback about the temporary closure in its current configuration. We expect to remove the temporary road closure until the longer-term strategy, identified in the Master Plan, is approved. We will be removing the closure on November 24, 2021. Please note, the road closure may be removed early depending on snowfall and snow accumulation on the roadway.
We know that garbage and disruptive behaviours still happen on Crescent Road. Please connect with 311 to report your concerns and Calgary Parking Authority for parking enforcement requests. Please connect with 911 for criminal matters such as serious driving offences or drug trafficking. If immediate response is not required call the Police non-emergency line 403-266-1234 to report what you’ve seen.
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