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De-bottlenecking the Deerfoot / Southland Dr. Interchange

Now that Lafarge Canada has moved out of their location at the end of Anderson Rd SE, a simple ramp off Deerfoot Tr. northbound to join the Anderson Rd & Bow Bottom Trail would eliminate the current bottleneck on Deerfoot Rd further north at the Southland exit.

 

This simple & inexpensive idea would greatly improve traffic flow on Deerfoot every morning rush hour, and make that intersection much safer.

Submitted by (@bamiot)
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The Key of Solving Traffic Delay in Rush HR on Deerfoot NE

In afternoon rush hour time, traffic northbound Deerfoot roughly between 32nd Av and Beddington Tr is always incredible busy. That is probably caused by the heavy traffic volume attempting to merge into Deerfoot Tr via 32, McKnight, and 64 exits. Following the expansion of the city and growth of Airdrie, Crossfield, etc, more and more people are living in the far north side of the city who are going to take Deerfoot or ...more »

Submitted by (@deerway)
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Storm Pond Sediment

Re-use the sediment as topsoil

The sediment is generally rich in organics. It can be reused as top soil to grow plants. However, the soil needs to be tested. The sediments collected in storm ponds from the newly constructed house is basically loose soil drained by rain water. This kind of sediment is generally rich in organics. Sedimentation of storm pond cannot be totally eliminated since rain water will always carry loose soil. If the storm ponds ...more »

Submitted by (@roy4calgary)
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Plastic Recycling Machine

To Whom It May Concern: Recently I was sent an email regarding a plastic recycling machine developed in Japan. On checking a little further, it was noted that the machine cost approximately $200,000. I wondered if you or any of the council members or appropriate city staff in the recycling division were aware of this machine and whether it or a larger version of it would be feasible for use here in Calgary. I will ...more »

Submitted by (@marhy3)
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TRAIN STATIONS WITH DOUBLE E-ESCALATORS

I contacted the City asking to consider 2 way electrical escalators in all old and future train stations like other midern city in the world. The response was poor and incomplete. I replied and never received response. Look my las email: ... ​Hi thank you for your reply and understanding with my request. However your explanation about calgary weather exposure and maintainability is not satisfactory and extremely narrow. ...more »

Submitted by (@fabryhb)
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City image

Hello. First need to thank the City of Calgary for service. Also we are all must appreciate the City to have a privacy with the fences. Many cities does not permit to have any fences. Before to explain about our idea - project want to ask. When last time did you look at Calgary from the back alleys and how do you like if see the ugly fences ? Any improvement what the City will give us will be in the city properties. ...more »

Submitted by (@galina)
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Change to "Land Use Bylaw Amendment" signage

The "Land Use Bylaw Amendment" signs that are put up to notify the public about proposed changes are uninformative. Take, for example, the one in the attached photo. This sign is notifying that the bylaw is changing from "DC, S-R" to "DC/S-R". This is incomprehensible to anyone outside of City Hall. You shouldn't need to be a Councilperson to be able to read the sign. I propose that the city include a "lay language" ...more »

Submitted by (@bckopp)
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Orcan Solutions

We provide unique organic EPA approved cleaning products that can replace other cleaners, solvents and process chemicals from the work place. Improving Safety, Extending Equipment life and Reducing Operating Costs. We do this by reviewing your site chemical applications and potentially propose New Safer Choice Formulation Technology and Alternatives. The Benefits of this include Allergen Reduction, Cleaning ...more »

Submitted by (@f.elden)
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Bridlewood Pond

Hello Calgary, This idea has been in my head (and I have shared it with my colleagues and they love the idea too) and I am finally willing to share it. In Bridlewood, on the side of the 24th street, there is this huge greenspace that is completely empty except for a couple trees along the houses. The grass is basically dried out and it is just colorless and quite frankly, it is empty and just plain old boring. The field ...more »

Submitted by (@edvinthekid)
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Less Water the Footprint of a Greener Futu

Since 1960, Manderley has been creating beautiful, sustainable lawns for homeowners, builders, municipalities, commercial developers. We have provided excellent products, prompt delivery and superb service and offering a 100% risk free quality guarantee. Manderley was instrumental in establishing and organizing the sod industry in Canada and to this day remains at the forefront as a respected leader in pioneering new ...more »

Submitted by (@m.bill)
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New CTrain

We may need a holding bar just infront of the doors in the new CTrains. Difficult for people standing and there is nothing to hold on.

Submitted by (@mchandramouli)
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CityService

I have an idea for a much easier way to report municipal issues using a Mobile App. Do you have a municipal issue to report? Did you fall into a pothole when driving this morning? Pick your smartphone and report it with three taps! The app provides an extremely easy channel to report municipal issues across city’s partner agencies on one common platform, without having to find out which agency is responsible for the ...more »

Submitted by (@alireza)
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