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Transportation and Transit Committee Jun. 15, 2016

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The Jun. 15, 2016, Transportation and Transit Committee meeting included:

Policy To Guide Class F & G Signs On Transit Property – Deferral

The Committee recommended that Council direct Administration to develop and bring forward a policy to guide the placement and approval of Sign – Class F and Sign – Class G on Calgary (Transit) property and to add such signs as permitted uses on Calgary Transit lands under the land use bylaw and report back no later than Q1 2017.

Transportation Corridor Study Policy Update – Deferral

The Committee recommended that Council defer the update report and report back to the Committee no later Q4 of 2017. The additional time is needed to complete, and evaluate the experiences of Corridor Studies started after approval of the Policy.

Green Line Quarterly Update And Centre City Alignment

The Committee recommended that Council approve Administration’s recommendation to:

  • Receive this report for information.
  • Report back to no later than September 2016 with one recommended option for the Centre City alignment (excluding the Beltline) crossing the Bow River.
  • Implement the strategic land acquisition strategy for the for the full Green Line alignment from North Pointe to Seton, based on the Green Line North route study and the Green Line Southeast preliminary design.

The Green Line Quarterly Report provides Council and the public with an update on the status of Green Line activities.

25th Avenue S LRT Grade Separation Review

The Committee recommended that Council direct Administration to develop a recommended plan to grade separate 25 Avenue S. and the LRT tracks east of Macleod Trail. Administration has explored the feasibility of alternative design solutions to the interchange and found that there are feasible and viable alternatives to an interchange and concluded that more detailed work is required to develop a recommended plan and cost estimate. The interchange plan, currently considered the official plan, has significant community impacts and is impractical to build given the adjacent development that has occurred since interchange design was adopted, as well as the evolution of city urban design.

Calgary Pathways And Bikeways Plan Update Status Report

The Committee recommended that Council approve Administration’s recommendation to direct Administration to report back with a status update of the Pathways and Bikeways Plan in December 2017. The intent of this report is to provide Council with an interim update on the progress of this key plan development.


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