Changes to Fireside Parkway Parking/Traffic

The Town of Cochrane is making changes to traffic operations along Fireside Parkway in anticipation of the 2020-21 school year. Changes to traffic flow and parking were considered by the Town of Cochrane after hearing traffic congestion concerns from Fireside Parkway residents and parents/guardians of Fireside School students.

Fireside Parkway experiences significant traffic congestion at peak hours of the school day. The new traffic flow and parking will improve safety and traffic movement along the corridor for residents, students and their families during peak traffic times.

Changes will be in place for the first day of school: September 2, 2020. The changes will be monitored and adjusted as needed.

Here’s what’s changing (see map):

  • Fireside School drive aisle parking stalls become Kiss & Go area
  • Fireside Parkway along the Fireside School drive aisle become Kiss & Go area
  • right-out only exit from Kiss & Go area onto southbound Fireside Parkway
  • removal of on-street parking between Kiss & Go area and south crosswalk at Fireside Burrow
  • removal of on-street parking at the intersection of Fireside Parkway and Fireside Bend
  • future Kiss & Go area for the proposed Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) school site

No changes:

  • on-street parking along the east side of Fireside Parkway
  • drop-off and pick-up zone for school buses along Fireside Way

Residents in the area and parents of Fireside School students were notified of the changes. The Town is committed to sharing project information with impacted residents and parents/guardians of Fireside School in a timely manner. Please contact us at TownProjects@cochrane.ca if you have any questions or concerns.