Current Issues

Current Issues affecting Calgarians.

Improving Mobility

To ensure that Ward 3 residents and Calgarian's travelling through Ward 3 find great ease and mobility, Helene has supported various initiatives to bring about better transportation from North to South and East to West. The importance of transportation infrastructure developments within ward 3 are exemplified by the significant transportation development budget allotment of over $111 million to Ward 3 alone, that is 29% of the entire transportation infrastructure budget in 2007. Just last year in 2006, 35% of the total budget went to projects in Ward 3. Projects such as the Beddington Tr/ Country Hills Blvd and the 36th St/ McKnight Blvd interchanges are just some initiatives that are currently being developed. The SBC Project oversees some of the commitments that the City of Calgary has to Calgarians in improving our roadways and ensuring that commuters can reach their destination with ease (See SBC Project Newsletter). The Metis Trail development also promises to serve as an important North-South Corridor between Ward 3 and the rest of the city.

Did you know that Ward 3 has 18.33 km of local pathways and 47.86km of regional pathways? Pathways are also an important part of the transportation network within Calgary. This is why Helene works diligently with the Parks department and with developers to ensure that pathways are an essential part of the community. Helene has made a Notice of Motion to build a pedestrian overpass over Metis Trail which will link the new McKnight-Westwinds C-train station and the adjacent area including service to the Calgary Rotary Challenger Park. Recently Council has passed a notice of motion by Helene to have a pedestrian overpass to be built from this new C-train station across Metis Trail to the nearby businesses. This shared cost project between the City of Calgary and Remington Development Corporation will certainly help bring about better accessibility to the business in the surrounding area (Read More Here).

Helene also believes that public transit is an essential tool for all Calgarian's to increase their mobility within the city. In the fall of 2007, Calgarian's can look forward to the first departure at the new North East Mcknight-Westwinds C-train station. Helene was also a supporter of the purchase of thirty new additional buses, where the first purchases began in 2006. Not only will Ward 3 residents benefit from the extension of the North-East LRT and the purchase of more buses, they will also enjoy an estimated 15, 000-  20, 000 more hours of transit service. Through the promotion of greater accessibility of public transit, we are also reducing our ecological footprints so this truly is a win-win situation for Ward 3 residents and Calgarian's alike!


 Council Priorities


Building A Great City

Helene is committed to ensuring progressiveness of municipal development.

Improving Mobility

Helene is committed ensuring public transit for Calgarians.

Protecting and Respecting our Environment

Helene is committed to a Green & Sustainable Calgary.

Delivering Accessible
City Services

Helene is committed to bringing down barriers for Calgarian's trying to access city services.

Strengthening Calgary's Voice

Helene is committed to lobbying all levels of government on matters of municipal development.

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