August 23rd, 2017

Transit, cycling among items on agenda


By Kuhl, Nick on July 17, 2017.

Nick Kuhl

Lethbridge Herald

nkuhl@lethbridgeherald.com

Mail delivery, cycling, transit, and the library.

While they may not have a common thread, they will today as the primary topics on the agenda for Lethbridge City Council.

Conrad Westerson, acting Transit Manager for the City of Lethbridge, will recommend that council receive and file the long-term Transit Master Plan, and direct Lethbridge Transit to prepare a phased implementation plan for the next 20-plus years

Darwin Juell, the City’s Transportation Manager, will present to city council the process used, and results achieved, for the Cycling Master Plan, which is designed to guide future capital improvements as well as operating budget initiatives.

This Cycling Master Plan was completed to complement the Parks and Pathways Master Plan that began to identify and develop cycling routes and will act as a guide in order to prioritize future cycling improvements throughout the city.

The plan will be considered as part of future capital improvement and operating budget discussions. Council recently approved C-6 Bikeways/Pathways along roadways for approximately $1 million per year for the next four years.

Also today, Ellen Bowles, Julee Sanderson, Ken Sears and Barb McNeely-Sears will present on behalf of The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), with results of the Standing Committee on Government Operations on door-to-door mail delivery.

They will provide statics and supporting documentation, and ask that city council author a letter to the Minister responsible for Canada Post, Judy Foote, calling for the implementation of the standing committee recommendations.

Allan Quinton, chair for the Lethbridge Public Library Board of Directors, and Terra Plato, CEO Lethbridge Public Library, will present the Lethbridge Public Library’s 2016 Report to the Community. A number of other second and third readings, as well as several submissions, are also on the agenda.

The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 1:30 p.m. at Lethbridge City Hall.

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