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Combined Meeting of Council Sept. 24, 2018

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The Sept. 24, 2018, Combined Meeting of Council included:

NOTICE OF MOTION: Street Safety and Neighbourhood Speed Limits

A notice of motion was brought forward to Council highlighting an opportunity to improve neighbourhood street safety, comfort, and livability through the reduction of speed limits in local roadways and side streets in residential areas. Council directed Administration to:

  1. Endorse a reduced un-posted speed limit for neighbourhood streets, reporting with an implementation plan as well as affected roadways map and definitions, through the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation and Transit no later than Q4 2019;
  2. Provide a recommendation on whether the reduced speed limit should be 30 km/h and/or 40km/h, as well as to what extent collector classification streets should receive reduced limits, as part of an interim report as well as an engagement plan through the Standing Policy Committee on Transportation and Transit no later than Q2 2019;
  3. (In consultation with active traffic safety partners like the Calgary Police Service and Calgary Police Commission), as part of the implementation plan, to enhance the new limit through short-term quick build traffic calming measures at high priority locations, provide a timeline for medium-term updates to street design policies and guidelines, and identify long-term consistent funding for street safety improvements, thus helping to reduce situations that encourage speeding and unsafe behaviour in the first place;
  4. That all communities currently being planned have local road network designs that do not prioritize speed and flow of traffic over safety of non-motor vehicle users. Communities under design shall recognize the need for safe pedestrian infrastructure;
  5. As part of the implementation plan and in collaboration with the Calgary Police Service and Calgary Police Commission, to develop an enforcement and awareness campaign to inform and educate Calgarians on the new limit.

Calgary Planning Commission Reports: None

Other Reports and Postponements for Public Hearing:

Enabling Successful Infill Development - Approved; three readings given to Bylaw 61P2018.

Enabling Successful Rowhouse Development - Approved; three readings given to Bylaw 62P2018, as amended. Note: Additional motion to remove reference to using R-CG for the Multi-residential guidelines has been approved.

Established Area Growth and Change Strategy – Scoping Report

Council received a presentation highlighting scoping results for an Established Area Growth and Change Strategy, as directed by Council on 2018 March 19. A strategy to support existing communities through growth and change is important to help meet Calgary’s long term goals of a prosperous economy, shaping a more compact urban form, creating great communities, and connecting the city. This work will build a comprehensive strategy that will support existing communities through their growth and change. The Strategy will support the coordination of City investment priorities, balanced with The City’s financial capacity, and support the development industry and citizens in helping to build the city that is envisioned in the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP). Council directed Administration to undertake the Established Area Growth and Change work in accordance with the scope identified in the report presented.

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