In May 2017, ENMAX began the engagement process for a new proposed 138 kV transmission line between ENMAX No. 2 Substation located at 3120 – 9th Street SE, and ENMAX No. 8 Substation located at 903 – 4th Avenue SW along Stampede, Erlton, Lindsay Park and the Beltline as part of a project to reinforce electricity transmission into the downtown.Read more
Have you heard the news?
Premier Rachel Notley has announced $1.53 Billion in funding for the new Green Line LRT from the carbon levy. This is the single largest infrastructure investment in Alberta’s history making up one-third of the $4.65 Billion cost to build Phase 1 of the Green Line from 16 Avenue in the north to Shepard in the southeast.Read more
On June 5th, the City will begin converting 14 and 15 Avenues from Macleod Trail to 14 Street SW to one-way traffic diverting up to an additional 19,000 cars, trucks and buses per day and doubling the width of these residential avenues. Beltline residents spoke out recently and expressed their concerns that the City’s current plan presents significant challenges that, if left unresolved could impact the safety and quality of life in our neighbourhoods.Read more
Two weeks ago the City of Calgary 17th Avenue SW Reconstruction Team sent notices out about their plans to temporarily convert 14 and 15 Avenues to one-way streets to detour traffic around 17 Avenue in phases over the duration of the reconstruction project for the next 3-4 years.Read more
10 Avenue Victoria Park Option Would Cost More Than Underground, So Why Isn’t the City Considering Underground?
We took a look at the costs associated with the newly proposed 10 Avenue Green Line option through Victoria Park and discovered that it may actually cost significantly more than an underground station on 12 Avenue SE. Given that the universal preference of local stakeholders is a 12 Avenue SE underground alignment, we believe the City should put this option on the table for consideration so it can be properly evaluated.
The results are in!
The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is pleased to hear that the Green Line Team’s newly completed detailed evaluation of the Beltline alignments found the 12 Avenue underground option ranked highest amongst the alternatives of 10 Avenue surface and underground, and 12 Avenue surface.
12 Avenue underground alignment was an option that was nearly eliminated just over a month ago until the BNA, along with an overwhelming number of community stakeholders successfully advocated for the City to bring it back on the table for further investigation.Read more
12 Avenue Underground Is The Best Option for The Beltline and Downtown Calgary
The Green Line LRT presents an exciting opportunity to make Calgary’s most dense and urban neighbourhoods better serviced by public transit. The best option for the Beltline comes down to the accessibility of the Green Line to all the people, businesses and important places in the Beltline, and the positive integration with existing travel modes in what is already a challenging environment for mobility.
The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is deeply concerned that 12 Avenue underground is being prematurely removed as an option and is asking the City to continue to investigate this potential alignment.