Crowfoot Service Revisions: Effective June 15, 2009
A review of the NW LRT feeder bus network is required prior to the opening of the Crowfoot Station (opening Monday, June 15, 2009). The study area of this service plan encompasses the communities of Citadel, Arbour Lake, Scenic Acres, Tuscany, Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak, where routes could be realigned to the new station. Routes currently servicing the communities east of Nose Hill Drive will remain intact.
The primary objective of this service plan is to develop a feeder bus network which:
- Accommodate direct travel to and from the closest CTrain station to accommodate trips leaving the service area of the station (e.g. travel to downtown);
- Serve a wide range of community oriented trips (e.g. school, shopping, recreational) which stay within the service area; and
- Maximize the potential for cross-town and inter community trips.
The successful accommodation of this range of travel desires will produce a transit network that serves the largest possible transit market.
Calgary Transit has developed a conceptual feeder bus network for the new Crowfoot station. This conceptual feeder bus network will serve as a starting point for a public consultation process to be undertaken as part of this study. Based on public input, the feeder bus network will be refined to produce a new transit service plan that achieves the feeder bus network objectives and is acceptable to the broadest possible range of stakeholders.
The NW Feeder Bus Network to Crowfoot Station was presented to the public at six information open houses held at the following:
- Brentwood CTrain Station on September 14, 2006.
- Dalhousie CTrain Station on September 21, 2006.
- Arbour Lake Community Association on September 28, 2006.
- Tuscany Club (212 Tuscany Way NW) on October 5, 2006.
- Rocky Ridge Ranch Homeowners Association on October 11, 2006.
- Crestmont Community Hall on October 19, 2006.
At these open houses, members of the project team displayed the proposed Feeder Bus Network, answered questions, and received feedback related to the proposed feeder bus network. The public also provided feedback on the approved feeder bus network by fax and email. Based on these inputs the feeder bus network was refined and presented to the NW Feeder Bus Network Consultation Committee on January 25, 2007 and was approved by committee members.
The current and approved NW Feeder Route maps are provided below: (click map to view .PDF version)