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November 2018 Traffic and Safety Committee Meeting

On October 4th, The City hosted a Ward Traffic Safety meeting at the Silver Springs Community Association. As part of it, attendees were given an opportunity to review the findings of the past Ward Traffic Safety meeting, discuss specific concerns within our communities, and receive updates from The City and Calgary Police Services. The presentation is available here… Community Traffic Safety Meeting 2018 Engagement Some of the notable points are: In 2016, there were a total of 26 fatal collisions in the City of Calgary. In 2017, that number fell to 10 fatal incidents. With regard to injury collisions, there were 2,430 incidents in 2016 which climbed to 2,796 in 2017. The majority of injury collisions occur to vehicle occupants. For a 1% decrease in speed, there is a 2% decrease in collisions, a 3% decrease in injuries, and 4% decrease in fatalities. During the last round of ward traffic […]


12 Mile Coulee Road Upgrade Underway

Please see the note below from Kris at Volker Stevin regarding a traffic pattern change along 12 mile Coulee Rd starting today, Monday June 11th. “We are currently working on the 12 Mile Coulee Rd Upgrading project and i would like to notify the community of a traffic pattern change that is about to take place.While heading southbound on 12 Mile Coulee Rd at the Tuscany way intersection, the current designated left turn lane will be eliminated. Northbound traffic will then be shifted slightly to the east and there will only be one lane for both straight through traffic and left turning traffic. Throughout the day this change should have minimal impact on traffic but during the peak traffic hours potential delays and traffic backups are expected to. To try and minimize traffic congestion it is recommended that vehicles wanting to turn onto Tuscany Way turn left prior to Tuscany […]


Twelve Mile Coulee Road Upgrades: Construction Update

Twelve Mile Coulee Road Upgrades: Construction Update April 30, 2018 to May 30, 2018 Tusslewood Drive to Tuscany Way Construction Activities: Construction of South Bound Lanes o Grading and construction of retaining walls o Street Lighting o Paving and Concrete Surfacing Traffic Impact: Generally there will be no impact to traffic flow Periodic short stoppages may be required for construction access Reduced lane widths will be required Estimated Duration: Road Construction in this area is anticipated to be completed June 30th with Landscaping continuing into July. Tuscany Way to North of Watermark Villas Construction Activities: Sidewalks, streetlighting and landscaping Traffic Impact: Generally there will be minimal impact to traffic as two-way traffic will be maintained on narrowed lanes. Estimated Duration: Road Construction in this area is anticipated to be completed June 30th with Landscaping continuing into the fall in conjunction with the work down to 80th. 80th Ave NW to […]


2018 Neighbour Day Grants Now available!

The Tuscany Community Association (TCA) wants to encourage everyone to engage with their neighbours in a block party, get together, or social gathering on Neighbour Day. Neighbour day was set up by the City after the floods of 2013 as a way to encourage all Calgarians to meet their neighbours and build strong neighborhoods Neighbour Day is Saturday June 16th, 2018 To learn more, and apply for a grant, click here  


Renderings for Rockford Development

The land developer for the parcel of land in the NW Corner Tuscany has released renderings for their plan. Residents who have questions are welcome and encouraged to contact Rockford Group directly to set up a personal meeting. A dedicated email address has been created for communication between residents and the developer regarding this project: info@tuscanrise.ca


Secondary Suites

Proposed Changes to Secondary Suite Applications Important DEADLINES * March 5 12:00 noon – submission deadline for a letter, public opinion poll or other communication concerning these bylaw amendments (to be sent to:PublicSubmissions@calgary.ca) * March 12 commencing at 9:30 a.m. – public hearing in Council Chambers on these bylaw amendments Background Details: Several key changes are coming to the application and management of secondary suites in Calgary. Although the City of Calgary has sent notification letters in early February to all impacted residents, we wanted to provide you with some information to clarify the coming changes. On March 12th, Council will be looking at three separate pieces of work about secondary suites. They are: 1) to allow secondary and backyard suites as a discretionary use in R-1, R-C1 and R-C1L districts;  2) To develop a policy to guide discretion and relaxations on development permit files, and,  3) To make changes to […]


Don’t Get Taken for a Ride This Holiday Season

  The holiday season — and its usual round of office parties, New Year celebrations, and family get-togethers – is now upon us. Late nights, unpredictable weather, and perhaps a celebratory drink or two, mean that many of us will be leaving our car at home and seeking alternative modes of transport. Taxis, rideshare and limo services are a safe choice for traveling around our city. These services are regulated by The City of Calgary and must meet City safety standards before drivers can take passengers. “At The City, our number one priority is keeping passengers and drivers safe”, said Abdul Rafih, Chief Livery Inspector at The City of Calgary. “All rideshare apps provide passengers with a photo of the driver, the licence plate number and the make and model of the vehicle. They also offer real time GPS tracking so you can track the vehicle on route to your […]