Calgary’s $1.4-billion West LRT opens to great fanfare

Calgary’s $1.4-billion West LRT opens to great fanfare

Politicians, city officials and transit-loving Calgarians celebrated Saturday morning the ceremonial opening of the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history: the $1.4-billion west LRT. (Read full story here.)

“Transit matters. Transit investments are among the best investments any city can make, any government can make for that matter. They’re investments in reducing congestion, investments in improving air quality, and they’re investments in increasing social mobility for everyone in the community.”
— Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Below are a few shots from ceremonial opening of the refurbished West Kerby Station and the opening of the West LRT line.

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Pots, pans and protest

Pots, pans and protest

On May 30, roughly 170 Calgarians joined thousands of Canadians in a nation-wide casserole rally in support of Quebec students who have protested proposed tuition hikes, as well as Bill 78 — a law the Quebec government recently passed that restricts public assemblies.

(The video and photos were shot entirely on an iPhone. Most of the photos were shot using the TiltShift Generator app.)