Balwin and Belvedere Transportation Revitalization

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A what we heard report will be made available on this page when completed. 

Three roadways in the Balwin and Belvedere neighbourhoods have been selected for revitalization. Please review the information on this page, then provide your feedback in the survey and on the Miro map by end of the day on January 2, 2023.

This project is currently in the concept phase and is funded through preliminary design. Funding for detailed design, build and operate are not in place, and will depend upon future capital funding.

Figure 1: project phases overview


Roadway Improvements

The roadway projects along three locations will explore opportunities for traffic calming measures, pedestrian safety improvements, and street beautification.

The locations (Map legend for all 3 locations) are:


The transportation revitalization improvements include, but are not limited to:

  • Installing missing curb ramps

  • Adding missing sidewalk links

  • Curb line changes to improve operations and provide room for landscaping and additional planting

  • Traffic calming and pedestrian crossing features

  • Changes to on-street parking

  • Temporary shared-use pathway (SUP)


Please note: this project does not include “reconstruction” or “renewal” of roadways, sidewalks or alleys.

  • Maintenance for roadways, sidewalks and alleys is completed city-wide. Residents may call 311 to identify maintenance needs.

  • Complete re-construction, such as the 132 Avenue Renewal project, is completed through the Neighbourhood Renewal program. At this time, the Balwin and Belvedere neighbourhoods are not scheduled for Neighbourhood Renewal. To learn more, visit: www.edmonton.ca/NeighbourhoodRenewal.

This project is looking for feedback on the location of traffic calming measures, landscaping and additional planting, and the location of an entry feature.

Shown in the two tables below are some temporary and semi-permanent traffic calming measures the project team is considering for this project. More information can also be found here.


Table A. Temporary Traffic Calming Examples
Canmore Curbs
Traffic Calming Curbs
Mini Barriers

Named after Canmore, Alberta where they were invented, these are precast concrete and rubber islands typically located in the middle the road to improve safety for pedestrians crossing the roadway. They are currently used in Calgary and Canmore.

These are oval-shaped precast slabs of concrete typically located along curb edge of a roadway to narrow traffic lanes to slow vehicles and outline parking areas. They are currently used in Edmonton, St. Albert and Calgary.


These are used throughout Alberta to narrow roadways, guide traffic, and separate road users. This traditional miniature pre-cast concrete traffic barrier. They can also be painted to add visual interest to the area.


Current Examples:
An existing example of Canmore curbs, in CanmoreCanmore, AB


An existing example of traffic calming curbs on Jasper AvenueJasper Avenue


An existing example of mini barriers on 124 street124 Street


An existing example of Canmore curbs, in CanmoreCanmore, AB


An existing example of traffic calming curbs on 129 avenue and 64 street129 Avenue and 64 Street



Table B. Semi-Permanent Traffic Calming Examples
Raised and Tabled Intersections
Raised Crosswalks
Curb Extensions and Curb Bulb-outs
A raised intersection raises the roadway through the intersection to near sidewalk height, forcing vehicles to slow down due to the elevation difference and acting like a giant speed hump.A raised crosswalk raises the roadway through the crosswalk to near sidewalk height, forcing vehicles to slow down due to the elevation difference and acting like a speed hump.

Narrowing of the road helps to define parking areas, shorten pedestrian crossings, and slow traffic. This is done by constructing new permanent curbs near intersections, accesses, or driveways to shorten pedestrian crossings and slow traffic.

 Current Examples:
A raised tabled intersection at 106 street and 76 avenue106 Street and 76 Avenue


A raised crosswalk example on Ada BoulevardAda Boulevard


An example of a curb bulb out in Queen Mary ParkQueen Mary Park


A raised tabled intersection at 102 avenue and 111 street102 Avenue and 111 Street


A raised crosswalk example on Buena Vista RoadBuena Vista Road


An example of a curb extension in WestmountWestmount



Entry Feature

Previous community engagement on the Balwin and Belvedere community revitalization strategy identified the desire to develop and install an entryway/gateway feature, which is also part of this project.

We are looking for feedback on the location and look and feel of the entry and gateway feature. The exact location and the design of the entry feature will be determined through a combination of public engagement, technical considerations, and City policies and plans.

Take the survey to share your thoughts on the location and type of entry feature you would like to see for the Balwin and Belvedere communities.


Share Your thoughts

[This engagement has now concluded] 

You’re invited to provide your feedback in the survey below, and on the Miro map, by end of the day on January 2 2023.


A what we heard report will be made available on this page when completed. 

Three roadways in the Balwin and Belvedere neighbourhoods have been selected for revitalization. Please review the information on this page, then provide your feedback in the survey and on the Miro map by end of the day on January 2, 2023.

This project is currently in the concept phase and is funded through preliminary design. Funding for detailed design, build and operate are not in place, and will depend upon future capital funding.

Figure 1: project phases overview


Roadway Improvements

The roadway projects along three locations will explore opportunities for traffic calming measures, pedestrian safety improvements, and street beautification.

The locations (Map legend for all 3 locations) are:


The transportation revitalization improvements include, but are not limited to:

  • Installing missing curb ramps

  • Adding missing sidewalk links

  • Curb line changes to improve operations and provide room for landscaping and additional planting

  • Traffic calming and pedestrian crossing features

  • Changes to on-street parking

  • Temporary shared-use pathway (SUP)


Please note: this project does not include “reconstruction” or “renewal” of roadways, sidewalks or alleys.

  • Maintenance for roadways, sidewalks and alleys is completed city-wide. Residents may call 311 to identify maintenance needs.

  • Complete re-construction, such as the 132 Avenue Renewal project, is completed through the Neighbourhood Renewal program. At this time, the Balwin and Belvedere neighbourhoods are not scheduled for Neighbourhood Renewal. To learn more, visit: www.edmonton.ca/NeighbourhoodRenewal.

This project is looking for feedback on the location of traffic calming measures, landscaping and additional planting, and the location of an entry feature.

Shown in the two tables below are some temporary and semi-permanent traffic calming measures the project team is considering for this project. More information can also be found here.


Table A. Temporary Traffic Calming Examples
Canmore Curbs
Traffic Calming Curbs
Mini Barriers

Named after Canmore, Alberta where they were invented, these are precast concrete and rubber islands typically located in the middle the road to improve safety for pedestrians crossing the roadway. They are currently used in Calgary and Canmore.

These are oval-shaped precast slabs of concrete typically located along curb edge of a roadway to narrow traffic lanes to slow vehicles and outline parking areas. They are currently used in Edmonton, St. Albert and Calgary.


These are used throughout Alberta to narrow roadways, guide traffic, and separate road users. This traditional miniature pre-cast concrete traffic barrier. They can also be painted to add visual interest to the area.


Current Examples:
An existing example of Canmore curbs, in CanmoreCanmore, AB


An existing example of traffic calming curbs on Jasper AvenueJasper Avenue


An existing example of mini barriers on 124 street124 Street


An existing example of Canmore curbs, in CanmoreCanmore, AB


An existing example of traffic calming curbs on 129 avenue and 64 street129 Avenue and 64 Street



Table B. Semi-Permanent Traffic Calming Examples
Raised and Tabled Intersections
Raised Crosswalks
Curb Extensions and Curb Bulb-outs
A raised intersection raises the roadway through the intersection to near sidewalk height, forcing vehicles to slow down due to the elevation difference and acting like a giant speed hump.A raised crosswalk raises the roadway through the crosswalk to near sidewalk height, forcing vehicles to slow down due to the elevation difference and acting like a speed hump.

Narrowing of the road helps to define parking areas, shorten pedestrian crossings, and slow traffic. This is done by constructing new permanent curbs near intersections, accesses, or driveways to shorten pedestrian crossings and slow traffic.

 Current Examples:
A raised tabled intersection at 106 street and 76 avenue106 Street and 76 Avenue


A raised crosswalk example on Ada BoulevardAda Boulevard


An example of a curb bulb out in Queen Mary ParkQueen Mary Park


A raised tabled intersection at 102 avenue and 111 street102 Avenue and 111 Street


A raised crosswalk example on Buena Vista RoadBuena Vista Road


An example of a curb extension in WestmountWestmount



Entry Feature

Previous community engagement on the Balwin and Belvedere community revitalization strategy identified the desire to develop and install an entryway/gateway feature, which is also part of this project.

We are looking for feedback on the location and look and feel of the entry and gateway feature. The exact location and the design of the entry feature will be determined through a combination of public engagement, technical considerations, and City policies and plans.

Take the survey to share your thoughts on the location and type of entry feature you would like to see for the Balwin and Belvedere communities.


Share Your thoughts

[This engagement has now concluded] 

You’re invited to provide your feedback in the survey below, and on the Miro map, by end of the day on January 2 2023.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The project team invites you to take this short survey to help advise on the location and style of an entry feature for the Balwin/Belvedere community. It will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

    The following map displays the four possible locations for an entry feature in the Balwin and Belvedere communities:


    Entry and Gateway Features are special structures that welcome people to an area.  Examples in other communities include decorative signs, lighting, landscaping, art or other welcoming features.  These elements are used to define the neighbourhood and are specific to each community.  These gateway features can help welcome people to the area and link the neighbourhood to other areas in the city. 


    Here are some examples from other communities:



    We would like to know what ideas and locations you prefer for Entry Features in Balwin and Belvedere. Please look at the following 4 potential options in this survey, and share your thoughts with the project team.

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