MAJOR CHANGES TO 14th STREET, SOUTHLAND DRIVE, 90th AVE., 24th STREET & GLENMORE TRAIL WILL IMPACT YOU!
SAVE THE DATE – JULY 20, 2016 at 9:30am at City Hall
Your Community, Your Voice!
Join your neighbours on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 as we go to City Hall to voice our concerns about the SW Transitway & BRT project.
All Calgarians impacted by this project are encouraged to speak at the Transportation & Transit Committee meeting taking place here:
Historic City Hall (sandstone building)
700 Macleod Trail South
Engineering Traditions Room (ground floor)
Each Calgarians will have 5 minutes to speak
PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU NEED HELP NARROWING
YOUR TOPIC OR HONING YOUR SPEAKING POINTS.
A Successful Transportation & Transit Meeting!
On April 20th, over 60 people spent the day expressing their concerns to the Standing Policy Committee for Transportation & Transit. After hours of citizens expressing their concerns, over 60 questions were documented and sent to administration to gather answers.
Below is a referral motion raised at the end of the meeting by Councillor Chabot. This issue will be back in front of the T&T Committee in July!
A Successful Rally!
On April 20th, over 200 people gathered on the steps of City Hall to express their concern over the proposed Southwest Bus Rapid Transit Project.
(Photo by JIM WELLS / JIM WELLS/POSTMEDIA, retrieved from http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/fortney-duelling-protests-and-surreal-moments-outside-city-hall)
Welcome to our side of the argument!
On Friday The City released the following statement to Calgary residents.
JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING SOUTHWEST TRANSITWAY
“We are concerned to learn that the cost estimate for the Southwest Transitway is significantly higher than the original estimate that was set out in the 2010 functional study for the project. Although this cost escalation can be accommodated in the overall Council approved budget for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program, we need answers to fully understand how such a significant change could occur.”As a result, there are several questions that must be addressed, including, but not limited to the following:
- First, we expect a detailed explanation for the cost escalation for this project and how it may impact other projects in the BRT program.
- Second, we need a detailed understanding of the phasing and timing for this project.
- Third, we understand that the City has been meeting with ATCO to coordinate the work on this project and we need an update on the results of those discussions.
- Fourth, we need to understand the interaction of this project with commercial and residential applications that are coming forward within the 14th Street SW and 90th Avenue SW corridors.
“Finally, the difference in these cost estimates has brought to light a broader question about the City’s capital budgeting process. We need to clearly define, now more than ever, how to better align Council’s approval process so that approvals occur with greater understanding and greater cost certainty.
“We will work with Administration to ensure that these questions are answered at the Transit and Transportation Committee meeting on April 20.”
In a recent survey commissioned by ready to engage!, 2 to 1 of SW Calgary residents responded
that they are opposed to the SW BRT project.
“ready to engage! categorically denies the allegations made by the Mayor that anyone in our group was involved in any form of violence or activity. We wholeheartedly condemn any and all forms of violence or intimidation.
Read our letter to the Mayor here where we ask for an apology from him for these false accusations.
All Calgarians have the democratic right to ask questions from their elected officials on how taxpayer dollars are being spent and we will not be silenced.”