Ward 9 Great Neighbourhoods Calgary – Gian-Carlo Carra

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Transportation and Transit Committee Meeting - February 8, 2018

Sarcee Trail and Richmond Road Interchange Functional Planning Study

The Committee recommended that Council approve the executive summary for the Sarcee Trail and Richmond Road Interchange functional planning study including the recommended interchange plan as summarized on Exhibits ES-5 and ES-6 of attachment 1. Also, that Council direct Administration to include the recommended interchange plan as summarized on Exhibits ES-5 and ES-6 of attachment 1 as a candidate project for evaluation within the next update of the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Plan (TIPP) prioritization process.

This report outlines the recommendations of the Sarcee Trail and Richmond Road Interchange Functional Planning Study completed by ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. A summary of the study that identifies the recommended interchange plan and the public engagement program undertaken as part of this study is included in Attachment 1.

Calgary Pathways and Bikeways Plan Update Status Report

The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information. The Committee direct the City Clerk to canvas members of Council for interest in serving on the Pathways and Bikeways Project Steering Committee and return to the closed portion of the February 26 Regular Meeting of Council with a report to be heard in conjunction with the Calgary Pathways and Bikeways Plan Update Status Report.

The vision of the updated Calgary Pathways and Bikeways Plan is a seamless network that connects people to the places they want to go, provides for safe, continuous, and efficient nonmotorized options, creates recreational opportunities, and supports active transportation. The goal of the project is to incorporate new policy plans, establish new criteria for route planning, publish an interactive map online and develop a 10-year construction list.

e2 (Energy Efficient) Street Lighting Program Update

 The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information.

The City of Calgary has completed a planned four-year project replacing approximately 84,000 street lights across the city with new energy efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights a year and a half ahead of schedule and on budget. At a total cost of $32.6 million to complete, The City of Calgary is expected to save approximately $5 million a year in electricity consumption as a result of this capital project. Advancing the schedule for this project allowed The City to realize operational savings of almost $7 million sooner than planned. The conversion was completed in August 2017 to achieve cost savings and reductions in energy usage. The change to LED fixtures will enable The City to reduce electricity costs by an anticipated $50 million over a ten-year period. The energy savings from this project will be reinvested in lifecycle maintenance of street light infrastructure in Calgary.

Active Transportation Annual Update 2017

The Committee recommended that Council receive this report for information.

Administration is providing an annual update of the 2011 Council-approved Cycling Strategy and 2016 Council-approved Pedestrian Strategy. These strategies have outlined 10 goals with almost 100 specific action items to support active transportation city-wide. Administration has been working across the areas of planning, design, build, operate, and maintain, as well as education and encouragement, to advance these goals. Investments that have made it more comfortable, connected and safe for people to be active have shown positive outcomes.

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