7th Avenue LRT Masterplan

The City of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada



The City of Calgary Planning Department and Calgary Transit hired our team to redesign the ten stations and pedestrian environment of the 7th Avenue LRT transit corridor in a 16 block area of downtown Calgary.

A study was conducted and included a master plan for the entire length of 7th Avenue between Millennium Park and Fort Calgary. The concept includes twinning the stations wherever possible and developing a pattern of open green blocks. Designed to be recognizable ‘places’ along 7th Avenue, major parks and open spaces along 7th Avenue are connected by the continuation of trees and other plantings along the avenue. Links to open space and dominant vehicular and pedestrian connections were evaluated. Consideration was given to the relocation of stations where appropriate in order to accommodate longer platforms for four-car trains and to raise the height of adjacent sidewalks.

*in association with GEC Architecture