Establish a city-wide network of sensors that continuously report wind, temperature, humidity, pressure and pollution (CO2, CO, N2S, O3) levels to a public data archive. Hundreds of these sensors would be installed across all city neighbourhoods and at various heights downtown to create a public, live and historic 24x7x365 super-density 3D model of Calgary's environment and climate.
Finish the train to the airport and phase out diesel powered vehicles as calgary has seen an increase in air pollution.
Create a smoke free area downtown, along Stephen avenue including outside City Hall.
Outdoor patios would become far more enjoyable for socializing and dining.
This has been done in other cities like Brisbane Australia, where it has improved the atmosphere remarkably.
Improves health, image, and makes the area more family friendly.
Reduces trash, irritatating air pollution, defacement of buildings.
Houses that use natural gas produce CO₂ and lots of it. The weeping pipe is installed on all new homes at a cost of around $50 a linear meter. The bulk of the cost comes from requiring the rock-slinger truck that provides the gravel. The pipe we all use is cheap, usually made from 100% recycled plastic, and often comes with a nylon sock that further prevents dirt from entering the pipe. This... more »