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2006 Standard Forecast Series archives

The documents on this page contain information about the assumptions used in the 2006 Standard Forecast Series. The series was developed using the best available plans and policies at that time. This information is no longer current and is provided only as a reference to clients who may still be using forecasts from this series.

For current information please see the Forecasting Toolbox.

Land use assumptions

Maps as well as a PDF table showing the employment and population in each zone of the RTM in each horizon.

Questions related to population and employment growth should be forwarded to Michele Broadhurst.

Road system "number of lane" maps

These maps show the number of lanes assumed on links of the transportation network in each of the horizon years.

Road system classification maps

These maps show the classification assumed on links of the transportation network in each of the horizon years.

Anticipated project maps

These maps show which construction projects (Provincial and City, road and LRT) are assumed to be in place in each of the horizon years.

Zone maps

These maps show the location, shape, and ID numbers of the zones in the RTM. A blank set of maps is also available.

Speed limits

These maps show the location, shape, and ID numbers of the zones in the RTM. A blank set of maps is also available.

Truck route map

These maps show the links where trucks assumed to be permitted on the transportation network in each of the horizon years.

Long Range Scenario

The Long Range Scenario from the 2006 Standard Forecast Series has a time horizon that is likely to be somewhere between 50 and 100 years in the future. It assumes a regional population of 2.75 million and is well beyond current approved land use and transport planning documents/policies. It is useful for imagining what one possible long range future might look like.

Forecasts of this type are very speculative and, therefore, great care must be used in their application and interpretation. Many of the projects and improvements in this scenario are not approved or funded and their alignments have been assumed based on the best available information.

Related documents

The Land Use and Travel Report

This report provides information on land use and travel in the Calgary Contiguous Urban Area. The report discusses four scenarios: the current and 3 future scenarios. The scenarios represent a baseline case. The report has four main goals:

  • To foster an understanding of the connection between land use and transport systems.
  • To de-mystify the processes of land use and travel forecasting/scenario-building.
  • To document the 2006 baseline forecast series results.
  • To promote discussion of the content of the scenarios presented.

Please note that the report is divided into seven parts for the purposes of web formatting.

The Backgrounder on Travel – Calgary and region

This report provides information on land use and travel in Calgary and the Calgary region. The report discusses three scenarios: the current situation and two possible future scenarios. Other future scenarios are possible and would produce different results but this report contains a baseline against which others could be compared.

Please note that this report has been divided into 5 parts for the purposes of web formatting.

Questions and comments

email: tranplanforecast@calgary.ca