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Transportation and Transit Committee Jan. 18, 2017

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The Jan. 18, 2017, Transportation and Transit Committee Meeting included:

Revised Parking Dividend Policy

Administration developed a revised parking dividend policy to provide for reinvestment in local infrastructure or services in paid parking areas. The policy would seek to direct 50% of surplus returns The City receives from the Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) into a dividend that can be used to improve infrastructure and services provided in the public realm. This was carried.

Enabling Public Parking in Existing Parking Lots  

Administration recommended a policy change to enable parking in existing developments to be used for public parking at the discretion of the applicant. The purpose of this approach is to better use existing parking supply, primarily in Main Streets and transit station areas. This allows The City to improve parking options in an organic, incremental fashion without requiring capital investment. The policy also allows private businesses to generate additional revenue from underutilized parking stalls via paid parking. This was carried.

Interim Long Stay on-Street Parking

Administration proposed an amendment to A Parking Policy Framework for Calgary that enables The City and the Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) to allow for long-stay paid on-street parking (greater than 4 hours) in short-stay areas with low demand. Hourly prices would continue to be determined by short-stay demand, and a maximum price would be set for longer parking sessions. The onstreet long-stay parking is intended to be an interim use; as the short-stay demand in the area increases the long-stay parking would transition back into short-stay-only parking. This was carried.

                                 

14 Street & 90 Avenue SW Pedestrian Overpass  

Administration presented an update on the progress of the design, potential funding mechanisms and estimated cost for the pedestrian overpass at 14 Street and 90 Avenue S.W. Three potential alignment options have been developed through this preliminary design work which Administration is planning on discussing further with the public in early 2017 as part of the Southwest BRT facilitated citizen involvement sessions. Potential funding options have also been identified for the design and construction of the overpass. This was carried.

 


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