Town of Canmore

Railway Avenue

Railway Avenue is due for rehabilitation work and at the same time we will be looking at a key transportation corridor to make sure that it aligns with the values set out in the Integrated Transportation Plan. The phasing of the work will depend on the final designs and may not all be implemented at one time, this is something that will be flushed out as we move through the design process. Some of the goals for this project include:

  • Enable a greater range of transportation options and opportunities for residents and visitors
  • Apply a functional and recognizable street design that accommodates all modes (walking, cycling, transit, goods movement, private passenger vehicles)
  • Best practice guidelines for street design that will enable 40% non-vehicular travel at peak times (summer, long weekends) (30% in winter months)
  • Increased focus on moving traffic and goods around the Town Centre, and people into the Town Centre and allow for greater activation of Main Street  

Get Involved

The project is in the concept design stage. We want to ensure we understand all of the issues and challenges users experience on this road so they can be fully considered and addressed in the recommended designs. The timing and phasing for construction of this project is still to be determined. A number of other transportation projects that connect into Railway Avenue have been combined into a larger project which will start in 2020, more information on this can be found here: Transportation Improvement Program 2020

Phase One - Discovery

During this phase key stakeholders and residents were asked to identify their experiences while they are travelling along the corridor so that they can be considered and addressed in the initial concept design. This phase of engagement occurred during the spring and summer of 2018 and consisted of an online mapping tool, open house and stakeholder meetings.

pdf Railway Avenue what we heard summary phase 1 (107 KB)

Phase Two - Concept Design Refinement

Phase two of engagement will involved working with directly impacted stakeholders and the general public to identify strengths and weaknesses with the concept design. This phase of engagement has been delayed until 2020. More information and details on this phase will be made available once confirmed. 

Potential Cross Sections 

BVT/Railway Ave intersection to Main Street

Main Street to 10 Street


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