Getting to

17th Ave

Calgary is home to an extensive network of bike lanes, pathways and cycle tracks, many of which run through its downtown core with access to 17th Ave. 

Cycle tracks are protected bike lanes that provide a physical barrier between both moving and parked cars, as well as sidewalks, and the City of Calgary voted to make them a permanent fixture in Calgary’s downtown core in December 2016. Cycle Tracks are now open between 5th Street SW and 8th Avenue SW, with direct access to 17th Ave on 5th Street’s Cycle Track.  

For a comprehensive guide to the different bike lanes and cycle tracks that are accessible to 17th Ave, check out the City of Calgary’s Parks, Pathways & Bike Maps here.

Access 17th Ave from all corners of the city with Calgary’s Public Transit system, which features more than 1,100 buses operating throughout the city on over 160 different routes, as well as Calgary’s CTrain, which boasts 2 lines – the red line and the blue line, as well as 56 kilometres of track, and 44 stations throughout the city.

The C Train Blue Line runs from Saddletown in the northeast to 69 Street in the west, and the Red Line runs from Crowfoot in the northeast to Somerset-Bridlewood in the south. Both lines run through downtown along 7 Ave between City Hall and West/Kerby Stations. This downtown portion of the C Train lines on 7th Ave between 3rd Street East and 11th Street is the free fare zone (a fare must be purchased for all trips outside of this zone.) You can access 17th Ave from the Red Line stop at Erlton Station, as well as any of the downtown stops on 7th Ave.

For more information on Calgary city buses or the CTrain, including information on schedules, maps, passes and fares, head here.

The City of Calgary launched their two-year E-Bike and E-Scooter Pilot in Oct. 2018 to provide Calgarians with additional transportation options that focus on sustainability, health and the environment. Since the launch of this program, Calgary has permitted three private sector operators including Bird, Lime and Roll to bring their e-scooters into Calgary for rent. Head to the City of Calgary’s Shared Electric Scooter Pilot information page to see when you will be able to find one of these e-scooters along 17th Ave in Spring 2021!

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Calgary’s network of outdoor walkways and parks extends to the downtown core and 17th Ave, and in addition to the many different bike paths and walkways you can find that connect to 17th Ave, The Red Mile is also home to Tomkin’s park, which often plays hosts to a number of different events and activations throughout the year. Find more walkways, city parks and pathways here

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES & INFO

During this year’s construction, we want to make sure that you can still access the avenue and your favourite destinations! Whether you’re driving, taking transit, walking, or cycling there are easy routes and places to park along the ave. During construction there will be lots of alternate routes that will keep traffic moving to and through the area. All sidewalks are open during construction, so no how you get down to the ave, you will always be able to access your destination. Construction will be completed for the year on October 31, 2019.

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE 2019

PHASE ONE (WEEKS 1-3): 9TH ST S.W. TO 10A ST S.W.

  • Work begins April 29th (Week 1) for approx 3 weeks (weather dependent).
  • 17th Ave S.W. will be closed between east of 9 St S.W. and 10A St S.W. for the first phase of construction. Local detours will be in place.
  • Motorists are asked to follow detour signs.
  • All sidewalks will remain open.

PHASE TWO (WEEKS 4-6): 9 ST S.W. TO 10A ST S.W. AND 12 ST S.W. TO 14 ST S.W.

  • During this phase of construction 17 Avenue S.W. will be closed between 9 St. S.W. and 10a St. S.W. and 12 St. S.W. and 14 St. S.W. Local detours will be in place.
  • 17 Avenue S.W. will remain open between 10a St. S.W. and east of 12 St S.W.
  • All sidewalks will remain open.

PHASE THREE (WEEKS 7-13): 9 ST S.W. TO 11 ST S.W. AND 12 ST S.W. TO 14 ST S.W.

  • During this phase of construction 17 Avenue S.W. will be closed between 9 St. S.W. and 11 St. S.W. and 12 St. S.W. and 14 St. S.W. Local detours will be in place.
  • 17 Avenue S.W. will remain open between 11 St. S.W. and 12 St S.W.
  • All sidewalks will remain open.

PHASE FOUR (WEEKS 14-18): 10 ST S.W. TO 12 ST S.W.

  • During this phase of construction 17 Avenue S.W. will be closed between 10 St. S.W. Local detours will be in place.
  • All sidewalks will remain open.

PHASE FIVE (WEEKS 19-23): ​10A ST S.W. TO 12 ST S.W.

  • During this phase of construction 17 Avenue S.W. will be closed between 10a St. S.W. and 12 St. S.W. Local detours will be in place.
  • 17 Avenue S.W. will remain open between 11 St. S.W. and 12 St S.W.
  • All sidewalks will remain open.

Parking Map

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TEAM CONTACT INFO

IF YOU RUN INTO PROBLEMS WITH ACCESS TO YOUR BUSINESS, SUCH AS DELIVERIES, PEDESTRIAN ACCESS, OR GARBAGE PICK UP CONTACT THE PROJECT COORDINATOR OR THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT LIAISON.

JEFF MCGINN, PROJECT COORDINATOR

QUINN EASTLICK, PROJECT ENGAGEMENT LIAISON

FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE, PLEASE CONTACT THE PROJECT TEAM

[email protected]

17TH AVE CONSTRUCTION CONTACT

TO REPORT A CONCERN THAT IS NOT ADDRESSED BY PROJECT TEAM, PLEASE CONTACT 17TH AVE’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

 

ESTHER KELLY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 17TH AVE RED BIA