CALGARY (660NEWS) – As a debate looms on Monday concerning the fate of the Green Line LRT, one councillor and noted financial hawk will vote ‘yes.’
Ward 4 councillor Sean Chu released a statement Friday on where he stands on the issue, saying that building the line will be crucial to helping his constituents in north Calgary.
“Inner city communities along Centre Street with the Green Line would attract more investment in development, and give more opportunities for businesses to set up. It also would restructure transit routes, and lead Calgary in a path forward where the downtown core is not the focus,” Chu’s statement said.
I am voting YES to the #GreenLineYYC and have since 2015. #Ward4 will benefit from it, and will finally feel connected to #yyctransit – #yyccc needs to see that the GL is not just transit, but a project that will reshape #yyc for the next generation. https://t.co/cbHOVWh5fL
— Sean Chu (@seanchucalgary) June 12, 2020
While he laments some of the rising costs, he says it is important to get the first stage of the line to 16th avenue so it can be built further north at a later date.
Moving ahead, Chu writes that he wants to start working on phase two so the line can go as far north as possible and reach planned communities, adding he will only accept the BRT transit as a temporary solution.
Council is set to vote on the Green Line LRT’s future on Monday.