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June 19, 2015 | CREBNow

Cochrane announces summer construction

The Town of Cochrane has released it's schedule for the 2015 Streets Improvement Project.

Work is scheduled for:

  • Glenbow Dr. from Fifth Ave. to Highway 22

  • Railway St. from Nan Boothby Library to Charlesworth Ave.

  • Fifth Ave. from Griffin Rd. to CPR tracks

  • Benchlands Dr. and Benchlands Pl.

  • Powell St. between Ross and Pope Ave.


June 10, 2015 | CREBNow

City seeking input on Crowchild Trail

Study looks to update 40-year-old plan for roadway

The City of Calgary is conducting a study to look at the future of Crowchild Trail.

The study, which will examine the stretch running from 24th Avenue N.W. to 17th Avenue S.W., will identify short-, medium- and long-terms plans for the major transportation corridor to accommodate future growth and improve travel.

Throughout June and July, Calgarians are invited to provide their thoughts through workshops, study area tours and an online questionnaire. The City will also be at various community events to talk to people about Crowchild Trail.

Nov. 26, 2014 | CREBNow

Budget #YYC: Bridging the gap

Council talks pedestrian crossings during budget deliberations

An amendment by Ward 8 Coun. Woolley Calgary during city council budget talks today shed some light on pedestrian bridges in the city.

Woolley wished to make an amendment on a Pedestrian Overpass Program to allow for transportation to look at a wider array of solutions for transportation infrastructure.

"If we have an overpass that needs millions in upgrades and there's only 40 to 80 people using it, I find a challenge in fixing it," he said.

Sept. 26, 2014 | CREBNow

In Quotes: Soul of the City, Driving Change

Taras Grescoe was the latest keynote speaker in Calgary's Soul of the City speaker series presented by Calgary Economic Development, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre and Calgary Transit yesterday at Fort Calgary.

In Driving Change, Wheeling Possibilities; the future of getting around in Calgary, Grescoe, an authour, speaker and researcher who lived in Calgary in the '70s spoke about his varying experiences with transportation around the world. Here's some of what he had to say.

Aug. 20, 2014 | Cody Stuart

Grids locked

Calgary kicks curvilinear network to the curb

There's good news on the horizon for anyone who's ever experienced frustration navigating in Calgary's newer "curvilinear" communities.

Changes being made at City Hall will mean future communities will move back to the grid network seen in older communities, rather than the curvilinear pattern seen in many newer communities, which placed an emphasis on decreased traffic and the creation of cul-de-sacs in the community.

May 15, 2014 | CREBNow

Open house: Future concepts for Anderson LRT Station

The City is looking for residents input on the future of Anderson Station.

The Office of Land Servicing and Housing (OLSH) will be at Southcentre Mall today from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. to share the latest information with Calgarians regarding transit oriented development at Anderson Station.

"Last year, we had hundreds of citizens participate in our public engagement process where they were asked to provide input into four concepts that showed different options for what the 20-acre site could look like in the future," said John Potts, manager, Land Servicing, OLSH.

April 24, 2014 | Cody Stuart

Coming soon: A town near you

Currie Barracks development to add 11,000 residents under higher density model

A proud history is set to become an ambitious future for one of Calgary's most historic communities.

Currie Barracks, the former Canadian Forces Base (CFB) in southwest Calgary, is about to undergo a transformation that will eventually see the area home to as many as 11,000 new residents.

April 17, 2014 | CREBNow

Cyclists on track

CREBNow's three-part series examining the news, community and culture of cycling in the city

With a proposed network of downtown cycle tracks unveiled, Calgary City Council will vote On April 28 to determine whether or not the $11.5 million pilot project will get the go ahead.

City Transportation said the 12-month pilot allows time to study how the new network affects people traveling in areas pegged for cycle tracks, will connect existing pathways so more people can utilize them and will provide the same function and safety as a permanent cycle track would.

Dec. 07, 2012 | CREBNow

Calgary Waiting on Four-Car CTrains

To accommodate a growing ridership, Calgary Transit has begun construction on several LRT station platforms in preparation for the operation of fourcar trains as opposed to the usual three.

Work has already started on the Fish Creek-Lacombe and Heritage stations with an expected construction duration of five months. Chinook Station construction is expected to begin this year, though Transit has marked likely closure in 2013. The 39th Avenue and Banff stations have an expected construction start date of next year or the year after.

Nov. 14, 2012 | CREBNow

To Catch a Train

After three years of construction, the west leg of the Calgary LRT system will commence service Dec. 10.

"You'll notice if you tour the west line that there's many, many workers out there still patching up some of the surface works that need to be done but with respect to the rail lines and the stations they are substantially complete, they've been turned over to Calgary Transit and Calgary Transit are doing their testing as we speak,"

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