What We Heard: November 2017
This report summarizes the first round of public engagement.
The City is doing several construction projects, called Enabling Works, to get ready for the Green Line LRT. One of these projects proposes closing the 69 Avenue S.E. crossing at CP, widening 78 Avenue S.E. to three lanes (east of Ogden Road), and building an underpass to connect 78 Avenue S.E. under the CP and future Green Line LRT tracks to Ogden Dale Road.
Click here to view the informational boards that were shown at our March 2018 events.
At our engagement sessions in November we heard that you are concerned about:
In response to your feedback, some changes have been made and further information has been provided:
In December 2016, the Federal and Provincial Government committed more than $250 million to fund a series of Enabling Works for the Green Line LRT.
Projects such as utility relocations, land preparation, environmental remediation and transit improvements typically require long lead times ample resources. Proactively completing these projects in advance of major Green Line construction will help manage project timelines and risks, and will allow future Green Line construction to occur more efficiently.
Types of Enabling Works projects include: land preparation, heavy rail projects, transit improvements, environmental remediation, and utility relocations.
The Green Line is Calgary’s next light rail transit (LRT) line, and one of the highest public transit infrastructure priorities for the city. The Green Line is designed to be both a transit system and a platform for development and City Shaping; it will provide efficient service and connections to destinations throughout the city, and areas where people can live affordably with access to amenities, services and sustainable mobility options.
The Green Line will be an important piece of Calgary's transit network, adding 46 kilometres of track to the existing 59 kilometre LRT system.
End-to-end, it will connect communities between Keystone and Seton to downtown and various other destinations along the way. Once the full alignment is built, the line will carry an estimated 240,000 trips per day.
The Green Line will provide direct connections to the new South Health Campus, new recreation centres, major employment centres, the new $168 million National Music Centre, the new $245 million Central Library, Stampede Park, and several business revitalization zones. The Green Line will also integrate with future rail connection to the Calgary International Airport, which is in the midst of a $2 billion expansion.
On June 26, 2017, City Council approved the full vision for the Green Line LRT, including the full 46 km route from 160 Avenue N to Seton and 28 stations. Construction on the first 20 km is anticipated to begin in 2020, and will extend from 16 Avenue N (Crescent Heights) to 126 Avenue SE (Shepard). This first stage of construction is expected to be complete by 2026. Once the first stage is complete, the line will be expanded incrementally to the north and southeast as additional funds become available.
Opportunities to provide input are now closed.
The project team is reviewing all input received throughout the course of public engagement. All engagement activities and input received is summarized in the below What We Heard reports. To learn more about the public engagement process, click here.
We returned to the community for a second round of engagement on March 15 and 22. Click here to view the informational boards that were shown at our March 2018 events.
The project team is considering your input in evaluating the project and is looking for opportunities to incorporate it. If things have been suggested that we are unable to do, we will explain why in our final summary report.
Event #1: November 16, for adjacent residents
This event is now closed. 72 guests attended this event.
Event #2: November 23 6:00-9:00 p.m. Located at the Glenmore Inn, in the Glenmore East rooms
This event is now closed. 187 guests attended this event.
Event #1: March 15, for adjacent residents
This event is now closed. 37 guests attended this event.
Event #2: March 22 6:00-9:00 p.m. Located at the Glenmore Inn, in the Glenmore Centre and East rooms
This event is now closed. 61 guests attended this event.
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