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Transportation and Transit Committee May 3, 2018

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The May 3, 2018, Transportation and Transit Committee meeting included:

25th Avenue S.E. LRT Grade Separation Functional Planning Study, TT2018-0375

The purpose of this project is to establish a recommended grade separation of the Red Line LRT tracks and 25 Avenue S.E. The recommended plan will address congestion as well as operational concerns that have been noted at the intersection of Macleod Trail and 25 Avenue S.E. The City worked with communities and area stakeholders in the development of the plan. This study identified three alternative concepts to an interchange and has evaluated them relative to The City’s policies and objectives, as well as stakeholder priorities.

Committee recommended that Council:

  1. Receive the 25 Avenue S.E./LRT Grade Separation Functional Planning Study report for information;
  2. Direct Administration to re-evaluate the TOD potential of all concepts and develop a recommended long-term plan to grade separate 25 Avenue S.E. and the Red Line LRT tracks, once flood mitigation measures are in place and a new floodway zone has been identified and/or a new land use and development information is available for the Erlton station area; and
  3. Direct Administration to implement the short-term recommendations as noted in the INVESTIGATION: ALTERNATIVES AND ANALYSIS section, as funding becomes available.

Council approved all recommendations.

Rundle Master Plan Transportation Analysis, TT2018-0544

Administration undertook planning policy work in 2016 and 2017 to develop the Rundle Master Plan that sets the stage for transit-oriented development around Rundle LRT Station. It is a step towards transforming this key location into an even more attractive community and regional destination. Committee recommended that Council:

  1. Receive the Rundle Master Plan Transportation Analysis report for information; and
  2. Direct Administration to carry out the recommended Transportation Analysis to inform and support planning policy work to make the Rundle Master Plan a statutory document starting in 2018.

Council approved all recommendations.

Angle Parking in Cul-de-sacs, TT2018-0464

Administration previously recommended that Council adopt the same parking requirements as the City of Edmonton, where the minimum radius of the cul-de-sac must be 15 meters to accommodate angle parking. This standard is focused on the larger vehicles that provide emergency response, municipal services and personal delivery, so they may have access to the homes and buildings surrounding the cul-de-sac. However, less than 1% of all residential cul-de-sacs in Calgary meet this recommended size. As directed, Administration has developed a process to evaluate and support angle parking requests from residents who live on smaller cul-de-sacs. Committee Recommended that Council:

  1. Direct Administration to implement a new service for residents to request angle parking in cul-de-sacs of any configuration, where the suitability and number of parking spaces will be determined by Administration’s case-by-case assessment;
  2. Direct Administration to recover the costs associated with the necessary review, assessment and installation of signs and pavement marking from the Applicant; and
  3. Support the Calgary Parking Authority’s proposal to implement a 2018 pilot project to issue warnings for first-time angle parking violations in residential cul-de-sacs.

Council approved all recommendations.


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