Author: Shane Keating

Green Line: Shovels in Ground 2021? If not, is this a failure?

So, we’re closing in on the three-month procurement pause, which was announced back in December 2020, to accommodate the Government of Alberta’s request to hold high level discussions on concerns they expressed on the Green Line. With all the setbacks and delays this momentous infrastructure project has seen, I must ask… How much progress have […]

The Facts on the Residential Speed Limit Review

It’s clear to me and many others, that there are those who are set on listening to misinformation in the media. Especially when it comes to the Neighbourhood Speed Limit Review. Rather than take the time to properly represent the facts, certain columnists and even councillors just want to hijack the conversation, shout thin rhetoric […]

Green Line Credibility

I’ve always had great respect for Transportation Minister, Ric McIver. As an individual and as an elected official, and I still do. However, the statement the Alberta Government and Minister McIver’s office provided on Dec 17th, regarding the current hold-up of Calgarian’s Green Line is just an inaccurate statement. An inaccurate statement that I will […]

Safer Streets for Pedestrians and Motorists

One of the most common concerns my office receives from constituents are about traffic safety. I consider the right for residents, (which include pedestrians and motorists) to feel safe on their streets priority number one. Always has been, always will be. You might remember when I worked to introduce the implementation of Rectangular Rapid Flash […]

Foxtail Barley

As of lately my office has received a growing number of emails regarding the Foxtail Barley. Especially in the deep SE neighbourhoods. At this time, what The City can do is limited, so information is the first and most important step we can take in this situation. For more information about Foxtail Barley click here […]

Protect Yourself, Protect Your Neighbours, with Mask Safety

The Government of Alberta has provided The City of Calgary with 500,000 non-medical masks for distribution to residents. The intent is for these masks to be available for Transit riders and other Calgarians who may not have the means or ability to access masks being provided at drive-thru locations. My office has received 4,000 of […]

More Green Line Confusion, When There is None

It’s interesting that the media presence raised on financing cost by Green Line Committee Vice Chair Councillor Jeff Davison, Green Line Committee member Councillor Ward Sutherland and Councillor Colley-Urquhart have always been accounted for. It’s not new information. So, why is this south Calgary raised boy (that’s me, Shane Keating) promoting the Green Line to […]

The Value of the Green Line

Has the LRT project doubled? NO. This is one of those questions that is asked and answered a lot, and to make the answer stick I’m writing this blog. The original 46 Kilometers of LRT was planned 10 or 12 years ago. So sure, inflation is one of the reasons we have seen an increase, […]