Give us the Green Line
Calgarians want the LRT without delay, poll indicates metroLIFE
Calgarians are all aboard for Stage 1 of the Green Line, despite what some mayoral candidates will tell you.
This according to an online poll through Asking Canadians, commissioned by the LRT on the Green Foundation ahead of the vote on Oct. 16.
According to the survey, 77 per cent of Calgarians are in favour of Phase 1 moving forward and 70 per cent don’t want it delayed. Fiftyseven per cent said that a candidate’s stance on the Green Line would affect their vote.
Last week, mayoral candidate Bill Smith said he’d like to rethink the line and either take it to the southern suburbs or northern ones with a terminal in the downtown to connect to the Red Line.
“We were very surprised and concerned that someone who could be Calgary’s next mayor would consider delaying the Green Line given how desperate the need is for it,” said LRT on the Green Foundation president Jeff Binks.
“What we saw (from the poll) was a strong support from Calgarians end to end.”