Fonds ccg-2060 - City of Calgary. Transportation Department fonds

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City of Calgary. Transportation Department fonds

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CA ccg ccg-2060

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  • 1909-1988 (Creation)
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    City of Calgary. Transportation Department

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97.67 m of textual records and other material

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The Transportation Department of the City of Calgary was formed in 1972. Its purpose is "to ensure that the city of Calgary has a transportation system that meets the needs of Calgarians in an efficient and safe manner through careful planning for all transportation modes, effective operation of the current street system through appropriate traffic control, and provision of a safe, effective and efficient transit service.";Since its creation, the Department's activities have centred around three basic functions: Transportation planning, traffic operations, and Calgary Transit. Transportation planning involves planning the City's transportation system for all modes of travel, including walking, cycling, private vehicles, and public transit. The traffic operations function of the Department is concerned with managing the City's street system, including control of traffic and on-street parking; installation of signs, signals, and road markings; and control of temporary street closures. Calgary Transit is concerned with operating and promoting the City's public transportation system. The transportation planning and traffic operations functions were originally part of the Engineering Department. Transportation planning was handled by the Town Planning Engineer, and traffic operations were the responsibility of the Streets and Roads Division of the Department. In 1951 a Traffic Engineer joined the Department. He assumed responsibility for both functions, and by the following year the new Traffic Division was in operation.\;For more information regarding the City of Calgary, Transportation Department administrative history, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, mechanical drawings, maps, and photographs. This inventory describes the records of the Director's Office and the Traffic Operations Division. It also includes the records generated by the traffic operations function while it was part of the Engineering Department, and the earlier records of the Traffic Engineering Department and the Traffic Division of the Engineering Department. For more information regarding the City of Calgary, Transportation Department scope/content information, please link to the City of Calgary Archives homepage and click on the "fonds level descriptions" link.

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Includes 563 photo prints, technical drawings and plans

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Records were transferred either directly from the Transportation Department or from the Civic Records Centre in several separate transfers.

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  • The material is in English.

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In accordance with The City of Calgary's policy on Access to Municipal Information, records more than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted. Records which are less than twenty-five years old are available for public use unless otherwise restricted by legislation. Please see the City of Calgary Archives Policies and Procedures Manual for further infomation regarding access to records.

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A descriptive finding aid is available at the City of Calgary Archives.

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The City of Calgary Archives may have reference material which may be associated to the fonds. All textual records are in closed storage. To view records please contact the City of Calgary Archives.<br><br>

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