The Oct. 14, 2015, Transportation and Transit Committee meeting included:
- Annual update on snow and ice control activities;
- Residential street design policy - 3 year update - deferral report;
- Pedestrian strategy update and deferral of final report; and
- Green line southeast alignment and stations.
Annual update on snow and ice control activities
The Committee recommended that Council receive the update report for information and to approve that Administration post the Snow and Ice Control (SNIC) annual report for the 2014/2015 winter season on Calgary.ca.The annual report on the SNIC program includes items such as activities, budget, and performance. Posting it on Calgary.ca will keep citizens and Council informed of any changes or upgrades to the SNIC program. It forms part of The City’s accountability and reporting to Calgarians.
Residential street design policy - 3 year update - deferral report
The Committee recommended that Council approve Administration’s recommendation to defer the Residential Street Design Policy – 3 Year Update report one month to the 2015, November 18 meeting. The 3 Year Update is a direction from the previously Council-approved report. It directs Administration to report back to Council in 3 years to determine if the intent of the policy is being realized through development submissions and their review. Reasons for the deferral include prioritizing reports for the October Transportation and Transit Committee related to the Green Line Transit project.
Pedestrian strategy update and deferral of final report
The Committee recommended that Council receive this Project Update for information and approve Administration’s recommendation to defer the Pedestrian Strategy Final Report to the 2016 January 20 Committee meeting. On 2014 July 28, Council adopted the Pedestrian Strategy Framework report and directed Administration to return to SPC on Transportation and Transit no later than the end of Q1 2015 with a status update report. The request to defer the report allows the project team to validate the proposed actions with critical stakeholders, identify the financial and staffing resource requirements, and to hold a final public information session to demonstrate how public input is connected to the Strategy’s proposed actions.
Green line southeast alignment and stations
The Committee recommended that Council approve Administration's three recommendations to:
- Approve the proposed alignment and station locations for the southeast leg of the Green Line.
- Proceed with land acquisition on the approved alignment and station locations.
- Report back on progress as part of the full Green Line project no later than April 2016 including updated funding, contracting strategy, and preliminary schedule.
The alignment and station locations on the southeast leg represent the balance of efficient and reliable transit with land use planning. Recommendations were reached after engaging with citizens and technical experts.
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