On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, from 4-8 p.m., at Westbrook Mall, The City’s Transportation Planning is hosting a public information session on the West LRT Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Project – Phase 1. The information session will be an “open house” format with display boards showing new cycling route, connections to LRT stations and a number of road improvements as part of the West LRT Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Project.
The scope of Phase 1 includes improvements to key cycling and pedestrian routes leading into three LRT station areas: Shaganappi Point Station, Westbrook Station, and 45 Street Station. The boundaries of Phase 1 are (from east to west) Crowchild Trail, Sarcee Trail, (from north to south) Spruce Drive/Sovereign Crescent and 26 Avenue S.W. Through 2011, The City of Calgary called together a stakeholder group of people from the area communities and people from the cycling community to provide input about the routes in phase 1. The stakeholder group met twice in 2011: once to provide comments and concerns about cycling in the area and a second time to provide feedback on bicycle route concept plans. Planning for Phase 2 will begin in late 2012 and includes the 69 Street, Sirocco, and Sunalta LRT Stations. The City will again bring together a stakeholder group of people from the area communities and people from the cycling community.