Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Transportation info. sessions keep Calgarians on the move

Calgarians still have three opportunities to share their thoughts on how The City can best keep Calgarians on the move.

Senior staff with The City’s Transportation department will be at Sunridge Mall September 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to share information on major transportation-related projects on the go and chat about priorities for infrastructure spending over the next 10 years. We also want to hear from Calgarians on what changes or improvements you feel would most benefit you, your family and your daily commute.

So far, we’ve spoken with more than 200 Calgarians and collected written comments from more than 100 people during sessions at Bankers’ Hall and Chinook Centre. Almost 90 people have tried out our interactive program to share how they feel capital funding should be spent over the next decade.

We’ve talked about everything from the Airport Trail tunnel and motorcycle parking in the downtown core to why access to the LRT system operates on the honour system. We’ve heard from cyclists who want more on-street bike lanes and better cycling access to the downtown core and we’ve talked with pedestrians who want pathways separate from cyclists and lit for safety. Transit riders have shared their thoughts on specific routes, drivers and safety ideas and motorists have raised everything from street and traffic light concerns to the need for more high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes to their desire to reduce on-street bike lanes.

We’ve updated websites where possible to include answers to questions you have asked. We’ve also compiled every comment from our feedback boards and are working our way through them to see where your suggested changes and improvements can be made.

In addition to this weekend’s information session at Sunridge Mall, we will be at Southcentre Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Northland Village Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Be sure to stop by and share your ideas on transportation in Calgary. Your suggestions and comments help us as we work to keep Calgarians on the move.

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