Technical analysis conducted a corridor screening of the entire Centre LRT Study project area including every possible street and avenue between 104 Avenue and 76 Avenue and between 116 Street to 83 Street.
Initial Screenings: Initial screening process removed corridors that had significant feasibility issues. These include steep gradients, narrow corridor widths, constructability issues, significant environmental issues and other impacts.
Low Performance: Evaluation removed lower/poor performing segments like segments that performed poorly against a single category or across multiple categories.
Viable Routes: With remaining segments, potential routes were developed and further evaluated against project categories such as route length, the potential for providing stops close to key destinations and to existing and planned transit.
Preferred Route: The preferred route performed the best at both a route and segment level against the predetermined criteria. While there are trade-offs that have to be made for every option, the preferred route is considered to minimize the impacts and best meet the project objectives. The City will continue to explore options and possible approaches to mitigate any issues raised by the public and stakeholders prior to City Council approval of the route.