West LRT Project: Enabling Mobility and Transit Oriented Development

The City of Calgary opened a new light rail transit (LRT) line in December 2012, which will be highly influential to where and how people will live, work and move around the city. The West LRT Project is the largest capital project ever undertaken by Calgary. The 8.2 km LRT line extension from downtown to the west serves several communities in Southwest Calgary and provides the most convenient access to the greatest number of people. Its carefully selected alignment sets the stage for transit-oriented development opportunities in the surrounding areas that represent high potential for compact, mixed use urban development. A significant triple bottom line - social, economic and environmental - return on investment is anticipated. The West LRT Project contains the following key elements: planning for smart growth; enabling personal mobility and mobility choice; and environmentally sustainable design and construction practices. This project was nominated for the TAC 2013 Sustainable Urban Transportation Award. For teh covering abstract of this conference see ITRD record number 201310RT334E.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.
  • Monograph Title: 2013 Conference and Exhibition of the Transportation Association of Canada - Transportation: Better - Faster - Safer

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01518073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2014 11:00AM