Social benefits

The Green Line aims to improve quality of life for all Calgarians, even if they don’t use the service. 

As the city’s population grows, so will the demands on our transportation network. Without new options like the Green Line, our roads and existing transit system will continue to become more congested and reduce quality of life for all Calgarians. The Green Line LRT will transform accessibility and mobility for Calgarians proving and affordable alternative to the bus and road network. Green Line will contribute to safe and healthy communities.

Reduced traffic collisions

More transit riders means our roads are less congested. This could prevent nearly 2,300 auto collisions over 30 years. There would be less property damage, injury and death.

Facilitate walking

On average, transit users walk more than drivers. This provides a net health benefit to individuals and our community.

Pathway connections

Multi-use pathways will be built along or near Phase 1 of the alignment, making it easier and safer to walk or wheel to LRT stations.

Station safety

Stations will be designed to create safe, comfortable public spaces around station areas.

Connecting communities

Transit riders will be able to connect to more easily to schools, employment hubs, to visit friends and family or even explore our City. Within a 10-minute walk of the Green Line there are:

  • 12 parks
  • 19 schools
  • 23 cultural facilities
  • 13 recreation centres
  • 7 Alberta Health Services facilities
  • 6 Provincial and Federal service buildings
  • 7 police and fire stations
  • 7 community associations
  • 6 post-secondary institutions
  • 3 libraries

Integrated Green Line LRT station and mixed-use communities

  • The Green Line LRT will run through a variety of communities including some of Calgary’s oldest and newest, established and developing. Planning for the right type of development for each area will help ensure communities are set up for future growth.
  • The Green Line LRT supports the delivery of the The City's Transit Oriented Development with direct connections at seven stations to keep businesses, housing and public places within walking distance. 

Pictured: Transit Oriented Development at Brentwood station has brought residential buildings, retail stores, restaurants, services and a new park to the area.

New places and spaces

Green Line will create new places and spaces for people to gather, connect and enjoy what our city has to offer. These additional features at stations and along the alignment promote a variety of activities to attract and keep people in the area.

   

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