Our office provides answers to questions from Ward 6 residents that could benefit all residents! Please see some recent inquires received by the Ward 6 team.
1. What should I do if my street light is out?
The City maintains nearly 90,000 streetlights throughout Calgary and receives around 1500 service requests for streetlights that are out or damaged through 311 every month. After a service request is received through 311 by the Traffic Division, it is reviewed and handed over to Enmax for repair. The City has a maintenance contract with Enmax to investigate and repair streetlights. Once the service request has been sent to Enmax they have up to 30 days to respond to the outage.
Situations that present a threat to public safety, like a fallen street light, exposed electrical wires or broken glass, are treated as a priority and The City and Enmax work together to get those lights fixed as quickly as possible.
Similarly, in cases where more advanced work is required or for specialized lights, where replacements are not readily available, repairs can take longer to complete. In those cases The City looks at temporary solutions that could be used. Submit a service request for a street light repair Similarly, in cases where more advanced work is required or for specialized lights, where replacements are not readily available, repairs can take longer to complete. In those cases The City looks at temporary solutions that could be used. Submit a service request for a street light repair online or call 311.
2. How do I hire a contractor for repairs or renovations that require a permit?
Common home improvement projects that require a building permit include basement development, garage and sheds, decks, and residential additions. Visit www.calgary.ca/bpcarls for all of the City’s home improvement brochures including fee schedules.
Please visit renovations and contracting tips for the 5 steps to choosing a contractor. Make sure to check that they are registered with the Government of Alberta if they require pre-payments or progress payments by calling 1-877-427-4088.
3. What bus routes should I take to get to the West LRT Station?
All Ward 6 Bus Routes are listed below; please visit www.calgarytransit.com to map out your route!
Routes In Ward 6
2 - Killarney 17 AV Edge
6 - Killarney 26 AV Edge
13 - Mount Royal Partial
72 - Circle Route CW Edge
73 - Circle Route CCW Edge
93 - Coach Hill / Westbrook Partial
94 - Strathcona / Westbrook Partial
98 - Cougar Ridge Full
112 - Sarcee Road Partial
306 - BRT Westbrook / Heritage Edge
439 - Discovery Ridge Full
452 - Wentworth Full
453 - West Springs Full
454 - Springbank Hill Full
456 - Aspen Woods Full
Edge: Travelling on a street which makes up the boundary of Ward 6 (i.e. - Route 72/73 is on 37 Street Travelling on a street which makes up the boundary of Ward 6 (i.e. - Route 72/73 is on 37 Street SW)
Partial: Part of the route serves Ward 6, and part of it extends into other Wards (i.e. - Route 93 serves Coach Hill and Signal Hill, but also Rosscarrock and Spruce Cliff)
Full: The route is entirely within the boundaries of Ward 6 (i.e. - Route 456 is only in Aspen Woods)
4. There seems to be a spike in vehicle collisions with pedestrians. What is being done to decrease these collisions?
The City incorporates environment design methods, streetlight timing, and sight line visibility measures to increase pedestrian safety. The City has launched a new campaign to remind drivers and pedestrians to look out for each other! Distracted driving and distracted walking increases chance of collision; be aware, be safe, and stay alert! There is a shared responsibility for all users of roadways and sidewalks. Some tips to stay alert while walking include making eye contact, unplugging headphones, waiting to call or text until you are safely across the street, and wearing bright colors or reflective materials especially if walking early in the morning or after dark as it increases motorists visibility of pedestrians. Please visit www.calgary.ca/lookout for tips for drivers and pedestrians to do your part to improve intersection safety in Calgary.