Calgarians want to grow up, not out, and would like greener ways of getting around.
Increased population density and more opportunities to walk, take transit and bike to their destinations were some of the key findings in the city’s Plan It survey, released Friday, which polled more than 3,000 city residents, asking them for their opinions on how the city should plan to move forward.
Eighty-six per cent of Calgarians polled think more money should be spent on transit lanes, and 83 per cent think the city should encourage alternate modes of travel.
Seventy-one per cent of those surveyed think more, faster, cleaner and accessible transit options would help them change their commuting habits.
Patricia Gordon, the Plan It project manager, said the survey’s results leads to the overall view of the city’s residents that less dependence on cars is a necessity that is in need of immediate address.