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Corridors are destinations, not just roads that get you from point A to B. They connect neighbourhoods and neighbours. They're places for people - whether you're walking, riding, driving, or spending time with family and friends.

In the past, our major transportation corridors (such as 8th Street and 22nd Street) have served mainly to move cars, trucks and other traffic. However, as Saskatoon grows, it is becoming increasingly important to look at these corridors as more than just roads and discover how they can fit holistically into a vibrant future city.

As part of Saskatoon’s Plan for Growth, these corridors will be re-imagined. They will serve as connections between neighbourhoods and to the broader city, provide safe and convenient access to our Bus Rapid Transit system, and offer housing choices and employment to a wide variety of people from all walks of life. To create this shift, the City of Saskatoon is re-thinking how corridors are planned for the long term, including how the land is used, how public space is designed and how buildings are built.


Relationship To Plan For Growth

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Project Background

Corridor Planning is a key initiative of the Plan for Growth and will begin along the Bus Rapid Transit Red and Green Lines. It will identify a variety of ways and options to transform the corridors into destination locations that can support the BRT system, enhance local neighbourhoods and foster city-building opportunities.

Project Timeline
  • Stage 1: Research (October 2017 - March 2018)
    • Corridor research and analysis
    • Preparation of a digital 3D model of existing conditions along the corridors
    • Analysis of existing land uses and building densities
    • Transit-oriented development case studies
    • Alignment with existing City policies, guidelines, and work plans
  • Stage 2: Ideas (March - August 2018)
    • March 7, 2018 Plan for Growth public engagement event
    • Several pop-up and community events, guided walking tours, and an online survey
    • Place-making principles and project examples
    • Zoning analysis and needs assessment
    • 3D model of projected development/density distribution along the corridors
  • Stage 3: Concepts and Options (August 2018 - January 2019)
    • Corridor densities, land use mix, and streetscaping opportunities and options
    • Develop ‘Character Areas’ to define typologies for land use and the public realm
    • Density transitions into existing neighbourhoods
    • Potential zoning options - stakeholder discussions
    • Public engagement and broad feedback on options
  • Stage 4: Transformation Plan (January - May 2019)
    • Review policy framework
    • Zoning/development regulation framework
    • Development of financing and incentive plan
    • Infrastructure upgrades and phasing plan

Anticipated Engagement Opportunities
  • Winter 2019
    • Learn More about future public engagement opportunities.
  • May 5 & 6, 2018
    • Multiple walking tours were held along 8th Street E and 22nd Street W on May 5-6.  The objective was to share some ideas about residential infill, record the current condition of the built environment, and gain data on the pedestrian experience along these two major corridors.   Participants were asked to take an online survey following the walk as a way to gather their impressions of the private and public spaces.  The survey asked about benches, garbage cans, trees, sounds, smells, and their ability to walk safely and easily along the route.  If you couldn't make it to a walking tour that's okay, you can still share your experience.   Learn More about the Pedestrian Experience Questionnaire.​ All of the data collected during the walks and on the survey will be shared at the upcoming fall engagement.
  • April 7, 2018
    • Finished collecting feedback from the "Come & Grow" event.  An online survey open from March 7 – April 6, 2018 posed the same three 'Big Questions' that were asked at the event, which gained an additional 33 responses. These questions focused on identifying important places along the corridors, the different types of businesses that are needed, and what types of things would make you consider living along one of the corridors. Check out what we heard.
  • March 7, 2018
    • On March 7, 2018 the City of Saskatoon brought together a wide range of the Plan for Growth projects to provide a significant opportunity for the public to learn about the current Public Transit Infrastructure Fund projects and provide their thoughts. The success of this event saw stakeholders engaging in a lot of fun ways with these exciting projects, that included activities for all ages. As our city continues to grow toward a population of 500,000, we encourage everyone to come to one of our future Plan for Growth events to help us understand what matters to you most. 

Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF)

Funding for this project is provided through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) from the Government of Canada and the City of Saskatoon.  To learn more visit Infrastructure Canada.

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