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Ward 11 News: City of Calgary 2013 Highlights

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Green cart in a back alley.
2013 was a big year for Calgary, not just because of the flood in June. The City has created an infographic that captures the highlights of what we have achieved together over the past year. Our population grew to 1,149,552 people, living in 223 communities, speaking over 130 different languages.

We worked together to make the Green Cart pilot a success, collecting 1.9 million kilograms of food and yard waste that was turned into compost. As a result, Council approved a City-owned compost facility and the rollout of citywide green cart service to begin in 2017. 

Transit has worked hard to improve the reliability of their service by adding just over 20 40ft buses, 20 shuttle buses and 10 articulated buses. They have completed the four-car platform extension at eight C-train stations across the city, preparing us for the arrival of four-car C-trains. Their ridership has increased to approximately 105 million riders and Council approved Calgary Transit’s 30 year strategic plan, RouteAhead.

Also, it has become easier to communicate issues and concerns to The City with the launch of the 3-1-1 mobile app in May. Since then, over 10,000 service requests have submitted using the 3-1-1 mobile app. If you would like to download this app, or one of the many other apps that The City uses to keep Calgarians informed, you can find all of them here: Calgary.ca/mobileapps.
 

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.
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