In our last W6 Report, we discussed the Notice of Motion that I introduced to Council in late 2012, directing Administration to develop a strategy to address and improve congestion throughout Calgary. We have made significant progress on this initiative, although there is much work remains.
The Standing Policy Committee (SPC) on Transportation and Transit unanimously accepted Administration’s Strategic Work Plan for 2013 on March 20. The Strategic Work Plan was presented as part of the report back to SPC that my December Notice of Motion called for.
The Strategic Work Plan builds on existing trip reduction programs, policies and services, with a focus on reducing peak period demand. In preparing the Plan, City staff reviewed existing strategies to identify areas to build on, reviewed survey findings and conducted a best practices review of other Canadian cities.
The Work Plan focuses on three areas:
- Enhancing employer engagement
- Improving access to services
- Leading by example
Enhancing employer engagement
In our efforts to enhance employer engagement, we will continue to foster and build relationships with Calgary employers while strengthening collaborative partnerships with organizations, such as Calgary Economic Development (CED), to facilitate the adoption and promotion of flexible work options among Calgary businesses.
Improving access to services
We will develop a website similar to those found in comparable Canadian cities that will act as a one-stop shop where Calgary employers and the public can find resources to facilitate the adoption of flexible work options and other sustainable transportation choices.
Leading by example
We are developing an Employee Mobility Strategy that provides a comprehensive look at the programs, initiatives and services led by various City business units, which can serve as a model to other Calgary employers for implementing trip reduction and sustainable transportation programs in the workplace.
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