Does anyone know the current status of this project? I understand that construction was halted while preparations were made to search a portion of the site for unmarked graves, and the resulting survey didn't turn up anything. Has work resumed since then, or have they re-evaluated their plans?
Jasper Avenue will continue to be a busy, highly trafficked thoroughfare if we continue to build it as a busy, highly trafficked thoroughfare. Build it and they will come, as the saying goes.
If we treat it like a multi-modal high street with an emphasis on forms of travel other than cars...
If we had a robust transit system serving Jasper Avenue and the surrounding areas, then road traffic would likely decrease substantially. 102 and 100 Avenues do not run the length of the built-up areas around downtown.
I wish it weren't.
I'm starting to notice this more and more, but why do single-story strip mall type retail buildings always feel the need to have, like, 12 foot ceilings minimum? Half of that building's height is beige dead-space.
I happened to drive past Davies station at around midnight a few Sundays ago, not a single other car on 75 Street as far as I could see. The station was all lit up, and no one was around. Foolishly I didn't stop to grab a photo, but it was really very pretty, and a bit surreal. Who else is gonna...
I've just read through this thread after a lengthy absence, and I find myself pretty conflicted. On the one hand, the new sidewalks are well designed and look good, but have to be properly maintained as many have pointed out. On the other hand, it's underwhelming. That promotional photo on the...
-Prince Edward Island
(I have travelled more in PEI and Nova Scotia than in Alberta, if you can believe that. I've been to Halifax as many times as I have Calgary)
I was in the area on Friday. The surface parking lot is closed, and the whole site is fenced off. I had planned to park there so I had a bit of a change of plans, but I took it to be a good sign. I'm glad I wasn't wrong!
As far as I can tell from the article I read, it would only be two additional stations: Twin Brooks and Ellerslie. It doesn't include a full extension to Heritage Valley, which I suppose is the aforementioned future phase.