Group looking to make final push against Calgary’s southwest transitway
Ready to Engage, the public group that is actively protesting the city’s plans to develop a transitway in southwest Calgary, is looking to garner more support to force the city to reconsider.
The group is continuing to fight back against the city’s consultation process and scope of the project and will be collecting signatures of residents who are against the project.
Organizers say that the petition is the ‘final chance’ for residents to have their say about the project.
The city is proposing a $40M transit network that would result in a rapid bus network from the downtown core to Mount Royal University and Rockyview General Hospital.
It would also create bus-only lanes along a stretch of 14 Street.
Opposing groups to the transitway are complaining that there wasn’t enough consultation and the project lacks planning.
The petition is the latest in a protracted war of words between Ready to Engage and the city.
Last week, Calgary police said there would be no charges laid after Mayor Nenshi said some city staff were assaulted and threatened during public consultation sessions on the project in February.
Investigators said there was not enough evidence that any assaults took place.
If it goes ahead, construction on the project is set to start this summer and wrap up in late 2018.