Showing 31 ideas for tag "better"
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C-Train safety

Instead of having a yellow line at the platform; replace it with a yellow bar or gate.


The bar or gate cannot move until the incoming train hits a sensor both incoming and exiting the station.


This could also be improvised to work in a way that people exit through one gate and people board through one gate, strategically placed at each door.

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Marlborough Plaza

Due to the recent closing of many stores in Marlborough Mall closing down for one reason or another, I have had an idea on how to better it.

Instead of closing the mall entirely; I suggest building an apartment building on top of the current building.

I feel this will draw a lot of attention to the Marlborough area, the currently existing Walmart will have more customers than ever before due to the new apartment building... more »
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Marlborough Mall reno

Adding onto my previous submission called Marlborough Plaza, I had a few ideas for a renovation of the existing mall to keep and create jobs also to make and save money.

I definitely think the mall needs a day care; this will be perfect for customers to start and hopefully once the condo building is built on top the day care can be used by the tenants possibly by a low cost registration - monthly or annual option.

I... more »
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C-Train ticket validation

During times when you're rushing to get the train it can be time consuming to find your tickets, quickly validate them in the machine, then continue to run for your train.

My idea, is to create a smaller version of the currently existing validation machine and have one in each carriage of the train. This way, passengers won't have to run as much during rush hours and tickets can be validated with easy once leaving fair... more »
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Paperless transit

Instead of having to go to the store to buy bus tickets and passes, I think Calgarians should have the option to download the bus pass or tickets to their smartphone.


The bus pass will have an expiration date and automatically expire when the date is reached. The tickets will also have a count down once one is clicked and shown.

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Free wifi on Calgary Transit

City of Calgary cTrains and buses should offer free wifi. The amount of morning and afternoon commuters that would be checking work emails would contribute to the economy, it would encourage transit ridership and the City could use the channel to promote things such as transit apps, low income assistance programs, bus pass reminders, etc.

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C-Train Safety Mark2

During the times when you are either walking to get off of the platform or enter the platform you have to wait on a small portion of platform to let the train go by.

Although this area is clearly marked with signs and lights and bells to alert pedestrians of an on coming train it does not always stop them from getting hurt.

My idea is to have an arm barrier that comes down to stop pedestrians from going any further... more »
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"The Ministry of Silly Walking" crosswalk and plus 15 initiative

Increasing concerns over public sedentary behavior can be disconcerting. With ergonomic workplaces becoming the new norm for the next generation, how do we integrate this new culture of wellness into our community as efficiently as possible? If we create initiatives surrounding the kinds of movements with higher barriers to entry (silly walking), that when engagement does occur the novelty and experience may have the... more »
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One Business, One Number- CRA identifier

Currently, government programs use different means to identify business clients. This results in businesses having to use multiple identifiers when dealing with government. For instance, businesses are issued distinct identifiers when they register their business, open a workers’ compensation account, or obtain a liquor license.

The Common Business Number is a unique number already issued by the CRA to every Canadian... more »
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Riverfront life

Calgary is blessed with 2 beautiful rivers running right through town. However ,unlike most other cities with similar natural assets, there is almost NO opportunity in Calgary to sit in a cafe, bar or restaurant on the waterfront. If you think about some of the great river cities in the world, they all make much better use of their water front for social and commercial purposes. Think about strolling from pub to pub... more »
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Beet ice and snow before Calgarians erupt

Beet 55 and Zeolite as snow and ice removers are a great innovation I first recall hearing about in the 1990's on a CTV news report about this idea by University of Colorado researchers.
I then followed up with my own research on this topic(not applied, but other reports os same). This idea then reverberated in my thinking since that time.
Due to the last few years of very unwalkable and slippery streets as senior... more »
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Urban Beach

There are several locations along the river in Calgary that would make great spots for urban sand beaches. This would provide Calgarians with a place to access the river and gather during the summer months.

Along the Eau Claire River Pathway just to the west of the Peace Bridge and helicoptor pad. This location is high enough to avoid future flooding, but close to the river and in a central location adjacent to downtown... more »
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New Plaza at Plus 15 Level to connect New Library and City Hall

Maybe if they ever decide to put a plus 15 between city hall and the new library they could incorporate the idea of an extended green space or plaza or a performance or eating area. The area on the south side of the Municipal Building is in a sunny area above a long driveway to parking underground. People could then easily use the parking at City Hall and go to the Library by using this plaza then an architecturally... more »
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In Support of bike lanes & the bicycle network of Calgary

Bike lanes and the bicycle network of Calgary has become an integral and innovative sector of city transportation. Cultivation of new ideas and investment in better ways of getting around town on a bike has been steadfast as changes in technology (e.g., folding bikes, 700C tires and fenders, E-bikes) and outdoor apparel continue to roll forward. We see from the bike count data obtained from counters at 25 locations (City... more »