Calgary’s downtown core continues to be a hotbed for new major projects. Currently there are 20 major construction sites in the downtown core requiring on-street detours or overhead structures to maintain an open walkway.
As we approach the busy construction season, Council and City Administration are taking a closer look at how to keep traffic of all kinds on the move. The Calgary Transportation Plan provides support for all modes of transportation, including motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and those with limited mobility.
As a result of my Notice of Motion to ensure sidewalks remain clear and unobstructed during construction, The City, working with the Calgary Construction Association, is making strides to keep sidewalks open and accessible for pedestrians. We worked closely with developers and construction companies over the last year to create a new review process that brings the right people together earlier in the planning process.
Sidewalks are an essential part of our transportation network, especially in the downtown core and Business Revitalization Zones Accessibility to pedestrian walkways surrounding a construction site, without compromising anyone’s safety, is now a priority.
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