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Transportation and Transit Committee Jun. 7, 2018

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The June 7, 2018, Transportation and Transit Committee meeting included:

Improving Accessibility and Reducing Injuries Through Snow and Ice Control

Administration presented options to Committee on how to improve, enhance or expand the snow and ice control services for pedestrians. The City of Calgary’s Pedestrian Strategy, approved by Council in 2016, stated that better winter conditions for walking must be achieved, as snow and ice clearing was identified as a significant barrier to Calgarians. Through One Calgary, Council will have the opportunity to discuss and provide direction around funding emphasis areas ahead of November 2018 budget deliberations at the July and September Strategic Council Meetings. It is expected that after review and deliberation by Council, a decision would be made regarding the selection of options and SNIC service packages to be adopted that would improve pedestrian accessibility during the winter season. This item was approved to go forward to Council.

RouteAhead Update

Administration presented a report updating Committee on the status of implementation of RouteAhead, a 30-year strategic plan for public transit in Calgary, and key considerations leading into the One Calgary 2019-2022 business planning and budgeting cycle. An updated Fare and Revenue Framework was presented to committee, providing input into the development of transit fares as part of One Calgary 2019-2022. Criteria for prioritizing future transit capital projects based on RouteAhead objectives were also presented, with consideration for managing net operating costs. This was approved to go forward to Council.

Complete Streets Policy and Residential Street Design Policy – Three Year Update

Administration presented a combined report with a three-year update on the Complete Streets Policy and Complete Streets Guide implementation (approved by council in 2014) and an update on the implementation and effectiveness of the Residential Street Design Policy (approved by council in 2012). A key goal of these policies and the guide is to improve safety, support community liveability and sustainability by supporting active travel such as walking, and providing green infrastructure such as trees. This item was approved to go forward to Council with the recommendation that council direct Administration report back to Council no later than Q4 2023 on the effectiveness and implementation of the policies.

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