We Fought and We Won: Green Line Stage 1 Approved

by Project Calgary

On a historic day, Calgary City Council has voted to approve the updated Stage 1 Green Line alignment with LRT from 16 Ave North to Shepard in the Southeast following an outpouring of support for the project from Calgarians across the city.

 

 

Poll: Strong Majority of Calgarians Support Building the Green Line Now

by Project Calgary

Ahead of key vote, Calgarians endorse building the Green Line North and South to create jobs and improve transit service.

 

 

An Open Letter to Councillor Gondek from a Constituent: Please Support the Green Line North to Ward 3

by Iyarusalem Biftu

As a resident of Ward 3 for several years, I would like to thank you for championing the north, when others were not. You have ensured the needs of our communities were not overlooked.

 

 

The Green Line Will Connect Us

by Vanessa Urschel

Public transit is for everyone! There’s a good reason for just about everyone to use Calgary Transit, and especially the Green Line, which will eventually connect the city from North to South. To prove it, we’ve rounded up nine reasons to support the Green Line. Take a peek at our list and then why not tweet us with your reason for supporting the Green Line using the hashtag #YYC4Transit.

 

 

9 Reasons To Support the Green Line - You Won’t Believe #5!

by anonymous former Buzzfeed writer

Public transit is for everyone! There’s a good reason for just about everyone to use Calgary Transit, and especially the Green Line, which will eventually connect the city from North to South. To prove it, we’ve rounded up nine reasons to support the Green Line. Take a peek at our list and then why not tweet us with your reason for supporting the Green Line using the hashtag #YYC4Transit.

 

 

Councillor Chu Campaigned on bringing Green Line LRT to Ward 4, Now He’s MIA

by Romy Garrido

If Councillor Chu wants to fulfill his campaign promise and see a Green Line reach Calgary’s northern communities any time soon, he should be advocating for City Council to approve the Updated Stage 1 Alignment.

 

 

The Plan to Cut the Green Line in Two and Leave Out the North

by Marc Affeld

Councillor Davison has already submitted amendments to be considered by City Council on June 15th, revealing his plans to further delay LRT to North Central communities on Centre St N.

 

 

History of LRT Development in Calgary Shows Building LRT to the North Today Will Lay the Foundation for Low Cost Future Expansion

by Peter Oliver

The history of LRT development in Calgary shows investing to build LRT to 16 Avenue North today will lay the foundation for low-cost LRT extensions north as smaller amounts of funding become available in the future.

 

 

Young professionals need signals that Calgary is, in fact, the place to be

by Farah Kammourieh

Unfortunately, without a transit system that connects neighborhoods across the city, reliance on a car increases. The problem is, adding a vehicle, insurance, and gas to your monthly cost of living can be expensive, especially when starting out in a new city. 

 

 

One Small Victory, but the Fight to Save the Green Line Has Just Begun!

by Project Calgary

The Green Line updated Stage 1 alignment cleared a major hurdle this week at the City’s Green Line Committee after a botched 11th hour attempt by some city councillors to slash LRT to North Central communities on Centre Street from the project. The fight now comes down to the June 15th City Council vote to approve the fully-funded updated Stage 1 alignment and build LRT to North Central Communities on Centre St N.

 

 

Calgarians Are Speaking Up in Support of the Green Line

by Project Calgary

We believe the future of the Green Line should not be decided at invite-only meetings at the Petroleum Club. That’s why we need your help to ensure the updated Stage 1 Green Line alignment is approved at the Green Line Committee Meeting on Monday.

 

7 Reasons the Special Interest Group’s "Sensible Alternative" to the Green Line is a Buffet of Bad Ideas

by Willem Klumpenhouwer and Peter Oliver

We took a look at the hefty three-page "Sensible Alternative" to the Green Line from the wealthy interest group to see if it really lived up to the hype. Turns out, it’s a buffet of bad ideas previously rejected by Calgarians that will cost more money, and potentially kill the Green Line project altogether.

 

 

The Green Line Will Help Bring University Students Back to Calgary

by Emma Severson-Baker 

In one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, those aged 20-24 are leaving in droves. Building the Green Line can help retain this demographic and help reinvigorate our economy.

 

 

The Green Line Will Open the City for Southeast Calgarians

by Jorden Dye

The proposal for the Green Line currently put forward opens up the city to the residents of the southeast. Connecting the communities south of Glenmore to the inner city allows residents to engage with world-class amenities in the city center.

 

We’ve heard this all before: Today's Green Line opponents offer the same-old anti-transit myths

by Marc Affeld

A vocal few are campaigning to derail the approval of a new LRT line in Calgary. This is nothing new in our city, and it looks like history is once again repeating itself.

 

New Green Line Plan Is Right for North Central Calgary

by Greg Miller

The Green Line has been planned for years, with input from countless residents, businesses, and elected representatives alike. It’s time to realize our return on years of investment from Calgarians. Let’s move forward.

 

Petition: It’s time to show our support for the Green Line

by Romy Garrido

An anti-transit special interest group is trying to kill the Green Line. It's time for those of us who support, use, and need transit and the Green Line to stand together and make our voices heard.

 

 


 

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It is time for those of us who support, use, and need transit and the Green Line to stand together and make our voices heard. 

 

The Green Line is an essential infrastructure project that will improve the lives of millions of Calgarians across generations, revitalizing our city over the long term, while providing investment and jobs.

 

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