On Thursday, March 19, the City of Calgary hosted a public engagement session for the "STEP FORWARD" Pedestrian Strategy project, where members of the public were asked to share their thoughts on what's important to
them as pedestrians in their neighbourhoods. With the feedback from this and previous sessions, the City will build a strategy to secure our city's walkable future.
The engagement session was held
at the CBE Education Centre on 12 Avenue and 8 Street SW, with
the aim of attracting citizens from the downtown and the Beltline.
Approximately 70 people, including seniors, parents with young children, people with disabilities and many professional and trade persons who live and work in the area, came over and left behind a table loaded with comments. Some of these included:
- Better lighting
- Improved crosswalk timing
- Reduced speed limits in residential areas
- Better sidewalk conditions
CBC News media also attended the event to interview the project manager and participants for a report they featured.
There will be a second phase of engagement in April. For further project details, please visit the Step Forward website. Those who were unable
to attend the event can still provide comments and suggestions through the
project's online engage website, MindMixer.
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