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Council Priorities - A city that moves

People and goods can move well and safely throughout the city, using a variety of convenient, affordable, accessible and efficient transportation choices.


  • 492 traffic intersections with connections through Calgary City Net to support intelligent transportation initiatives. (CS)
  • Annual Calgary Transit Ridership of 120.5 million riders. (TRANS)
  • 2.27 transit service hours per capita. (TRANS)
  • 320 kms of pathways that are cleared of snow. (CSPS)


  • Average distance of 8,000 km between bus breakdowns. (TRANS)
  • Reasonable winter driving conditions are achieved following a snow event on major routes 95% of the time, within 48 hours. (TRANS)
  • 90% of Transportation Infrastructure projects are delivered on time. (TRANS)
  • 97% of concrete sidewalks are in good or very good condition. (TRANS)
  • 83% of roadway pavement that is in good or very good condition. (TRANS)


  • 92% of citizens are not limited from being able to travel due to road conditions. (TRANS)
  • 23.2% percent of all day, all purpose trips are made by walking, cycling, or transit. (TRANS)
  • 51.3% of trips going to Centre City are made by transit in the AM peak period. (TRANS)
  • Overall annual casualty collision rate is 203 per 100,000 population. (TRANS)
  • 80% of customers satisfied with both taxi and accessible taxi service this past year. (CSPS)
  • 90% of Calgarians satisfied with Calgary's pathway system. (CSPS)

Strategic Actions

M1 Implement and accelerate RouteAhead as transit funding becomes available.

M2 Maximize the flow of traffic on the existing transportation network through the application of technology.

The City will expand the capabilities of the Traffic Management Centre to offer improved traffic monitoring, incident management and traffic operation efficiency through the application of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies and upgrading our network infrastructure (the Calgary City Net project). Further application of ITS technologies in the transportation network will improve traffic flow by enabling travelers to be better informed and make safer and more coordinated use of the roadway network.

M3 Invest in strategic road improvements in priority growth areas as funding becomes available.

The City will:

  • Promote the advancement of traffic safety initiatives with a focus on multi-modal safety and CPS safety cameras;
  • Design and construct traffic control infrastructure;
  • Enhance and reconstruct material storage facilities to better support snow removal;Enhance design of transportation infrastructure that offers better connectivity;
  • Improve the operation of existing infrastructure.

Key examples of some priority growth areas will include negotiating with the Province for the construction of the Southwest Ring Road, integrating the existing transportation network with the new Southwest Ring Road, and continuing to establish land and infrastructure requirements for the ongoing development of Calgary's transportation network.

M4 Invest in active transportation infrastructure, including cycling and pedestrian networks as funding becomes available.

The City will support active transportation within funding capacity, including:

  • Planning and implementing the Pedestrian Strategy;
  • Installing bike racks on buses and facilitating car share programs;
  • Installing missing links in the pathway system;
  • Providing snow and ice control on sidewalks, walkways and bikeway priority routes, and in some cases, expanding snow clearing on pathway priority routes to encourage year-round use;
  • Designing, constructing and maintaining sidewalks, bikeways and access roadways to promote use;
  • Designing and building Centre City projects that enhance pedestrian and cycling facilities.

M5 Improve the taxi system.

The City will continue to improve the safety and efficiency standards of the taxi system in Calgary through updated legislation and enhanced regulations. Improvements to the taxi and limousine dispatch system will also be made to meet customer demands, particularly during peak periods. The City will also oversee compliance and enforcement of taxi-related legislation and bylaws.

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