Ward 11 Summer Newsletter 2016
Welcome to the fourth iteration of your Ward 11 newsletter. We hope you find this information helpful to inform and update you on key issues and happenings in Ward 11.
Ward 11 Brian’s Beat
I frequently write short blog pieces sharing my thoughts around particular issues or happenings in Ward 11. Recently, these include my thoughts on the Tsuu T’ina First Nation proposed developments, the Sliding Scale Transit Passes, and on the Budget. Thank you to all who contributed to that discussion.
Each month, I have an entry in your community newsletter. My entries are posted on my website in case you missed it.
Council and Committees
Council and committee meetings take a pause in August and will resume in September. You can always view the full schedule, along with the agenda, minutes and video records online.
Notices of Motion
A Notice of Motion brings forward an intent to direct specific action from Administration. My most recent Notices of Motion are on creating Gender Neutral Washrooms in City-owned facilities, on creating Permanent Park Space along the 37th Street SW Corridor and a Motion Arising on building a Pedestrian Overpass at 14th Street and 90th Avenue SW in conjunction with the SW Transitway BRT.
20th Street SW Bikeway
Construction is progressing on the 20th Street SW improvements. Roadmarking and signage installations are underway and expected to be complete mid-August.
50th Avenue SW Corridor Study The City of Calgary is currently in Phase 2 of its Transportation Corridor Study of 50th Avenue SW between Crowchild Trail and 14A Street SW. As part of Phase 2, the project team is reviewing feedback provided through community engagement to develop potential design concepts.
Anderson Pedestrian Overpass
Construction is well underway on the Anderson Pedestrian Bridge crossing Anderson Road near 37th Street SW. The bridge foundations are complete, and the retaining walls are nearing completion. The steel arch and concrete deck were installed on July 23rd, 2016.
Calgary South West Ring Road
As we approach the start of the Government of Alberta’s construction on the Calgary Southwest Ring Road in late 2016, The City of Calgary began work on their portion of the Southwest Ring Road-related projects. Learn about the projects and their timelines.
Crowchild Trail-Flanders Avenue Interchange The construction on the Crowchild Trail-Flanders Avenue Interchange is on track to open to traffic in fall 2016. Landscaping and final finishing work will begin in spring 2017, with all interchange construction complete in summer 2017.
Little Free Library Community Information Event
On June 9th my team and I, and some amazing community partners hosted a community information event on Little Free Librairies. We’ve compiled some information to help you get started with your very own little library.
River Park, Sandy Beach, Britannia Slopes Redevelopment
Many of the Phase II improvements are complete including the Sandy Beach parking lot and washroom, removal of the invasive Caragana and the escarpment fencing in River Park. Please be aware of some area closures as the project team works on the living fences and pathway improvements.
SW Transitway BRT
The SW Transitway project is a new 22 km bus route that will run from Woodbine to downtown. Council approved the recommendations moved by the Transportation and Transit Committee on July 25th, 2016 to pursue option 1, to coordinate the phasing of construction work with that of ATCOs.
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Wishing you a great long-weekend, and a great rest of your summer!
Brian & the Ward 11 Team