Some councillors propose delaying Green Line’s Bow River crossing as long public hearing begins

via The Calgary Herald  By Chris Varcoe

A group of councillors is floating the idea of rethinking plans to build the Green Line north of the Bow River as city council heads toward a final decision on the $4.9-billion transit project.

Council’s Green Line committee started a lengthy public hearing Monday, with Calgarians calling in to give input on the LRT extension’s new alignment through the core. The meeting continued into the evening and councillors planned to reconvene Tuesday morning.

Councillors Jeff Davison, Jyoti Gondek, Ward Sutherland and Peter Demong issued a joint statement Monday saying they back a plan for “one good line,” which would mean scrapping plans for a bridge over the Bow River for now.

“With a project the size of the Green Line looming large in front of us during this compounding crisis, we must take stock of our options to move forward pragmatically,” they wrote.

The first stage of the Green Line as it’s currently proposed would r