Originally Posted by srperrycgy
Yeah, its nice. Arrived on the 1st and came back to Calgary last Friday evening. But the terminal is way too dark! It's a lot smaller than I would have thought. And also, why is Airport Parkway only 2 lanes?? When it is busy, that trip must be hell.
One of the main reasons that the Parkway hasn't been expanded is that it empties onto Bronson Avenue at the north end. Few in the Glebe or in Centretown want to the be on the receiving end of an expanded throughway like that (compare King Edward Avenue aka Autoroute 5 extension). Since the city added northbound on-ramps to the Airport Parkway, it's no longer just an airport service road and so an expanded roadway would also serve as a commuter route to downtown. I guess the feeling is -- more road capacity, more traffic, problem not solved.
And yes, at night, the airport terminal certainly does have some dark spots. I had to shift around to find decent reading light in the departure lounge. But I love the architectural nod to the Train Station in the use of exposed dark trusses. Nice.
Thanks for the update, ac.