April 2018 Newsletter
On March 19th, 2018, Calgary Transit introduced four new bus routes in Ward 2: Route 115 – Symons Valley Parkway, Route 138 - Citadel, Route 123 – Sage Hill/North Pointe, and Route 124 - Evanston. These new routes provide improved connections to shopping centres, the Sage Hill Hub, Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, North Pointe bus terminal and Red Line LRT stations. Transit service coverage also expanded in the communities of Evanston and Sherwood, and the realignment of service between Evanston and North Pointe will result in significant travel time savings to the downtown core. The new transit routes also align with two other major City of Calgary initiatives - the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge and the future Sage Hill Civic Centre. These facilities will have convenient transit connections with their surrounding communities, as well as each other. The design of the new routes in this area was informed by ongoing feedback received from the public on the current bus route network. I would appreciate any feedback that you have on our new transit routes, and on any other route that need to be improved.
Spring is finally here! That means the City’s street cleaning crews are coming to our neighbourhoods to remove debris and gravel off the roads. The program, which improves safety and mobility for Calgarians, kicks off at the beginning of April. This year, street sweeping will wrap-up in June. In order to make this happen, crews will be sweeping streets on a compressed schedule, working 7 days per week. We are asking all Calgarians to help us make the city beautiful and roads safe by removing vehicles and carts from the street when you see road-sweeping signs in your community. You can visit Calgary.ca/sweep to confirm your streets sweeping date and to track sweeper progress across the city.