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Lakeview Residents - SW Transportation Information

posted Mar 24, 2016, 4:32 PM by Chris Pazarka

The City of Calgary is planning a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service through southwest Calgary. Lakeview is a part of those plans. BRT is high frequency, limited stop bus service. At this point, there are no open houses scheduled for the southwest BRT project. As a result, the Lakeview Community Association is providing the following information and requesting your feedback. We want to know your views.

The new SW BRT is intended to improve transportation in southwest Calgary. The BRT will travel between downtown and Woodbine, with stops including Mount Royal University, Rockyview Hospital, Heritage Park and Southland Leisure Centre. The service will variously run in mixed traffic, new shoulder lanes and a new dedicated transitway along 14th Street SW, and will see anticipated frequencies of every 10 minutes in rush hour, and every 15-20 minutes off-peak.

Included in the concept is a small section within the Glenmore-Crowchild interchange right-of-way by Lakeview. The City has designed a bus-only lane that connects Crowchild Trail with eastbound Glenmore Trail as a way for the BRT service to improve reliability by avoiding the flyover when it is congested in the evening rush-hour. Although no traffic light is in the initial plan, at some point the City may need to install a light between 63rd Avenue SW and Glenmore Trail to help control bus turns when in use. Measures such as a bus-trap are also being investigated to keep private vehicles off the dedicated lane in order to prevent cut-through traffic.

The City is not currently planning a BRT stop at this point along the route, though the idea is being assessed. It is possible that at some point Lakeview residents will be able to access the BRT service directly through a stop.

The Lakeview Community Association would like to hear your thoughts on this project. Please take a moment to respond to the following survey: 

This survey is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R5HSFZY

If you have questions about this survey, please send them to vp@lakeviewcommunity.org

For more information on the BRT, to sign up for updates from the City and to learn more about engagement opportunities, please visit www.calgary.ca/swtransitway.

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