Give us the Green Line

Cal­gar­i­ans want the LRT with­out de­lay, poll in­di­cates metro­LIFE

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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.”

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