Course type: Webinar
Course provider: Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
Trainer: Asif Kurji and Chris Jordan (Calgary Transit)
Fee: free of charge
Name: Mathias Merforth
The city of Calgary is Canada’s 3rd largest municipality and 4th largest metropolitan area. Calgary is not only famous for hosting the 1988 Olympic winter games, but also for its ambitions approach to sustainable urban mobility. Calgary counts for one of the busiest light-rail transit (LRT) systems in the Americas, and is entirely powered by renewable energies. The city also developed more than 260km of shared bikeways and 635km multi-use paths for walking, cycling and roller-blading. This contributes to the excellent quality of life in the city. Of course, this also enhances economic development, attracts new inhabitants, and as a matter of facts, creates new challenges for urban mobility.
Calgary is currently in the midst of implementing four BRT routes as well as planning and design for Calgary’s largest project, The Green Line. The Green Line is a 46km LRT line that connects North Calgary, Downtown and Southeast Calgary as well as major destinations along the way.
Questions we will explore are:
How to ensure a timely response to the demand for sustainable mobility options?
How to bring through new projects from initial idea until the first day of operation?
How to deal with conflict and ensure that all relevant interests are considered?
What does this mean for transit administration and political framing?
What are lessons learnt for other cities and metropolitan regions?
Course Structure: not specified
Requirements: not specified
Venue: not specified
Partner: City of Calgary