Efficient, Innovative & Better Every Day

"What is your #1 idea for improving city services? How could they be more simple, efficient or innovative?"

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves to make this city even more amazing? If so, this is the place to start. Share your solutions that could help us cut red tape and make government more innovative and efficient. We are committed to making life better every day but we need your help to make it happen.

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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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Opt-in bin collection programs (black, blue, green)

Forcing homeowners to pay for bin collection they don't use is a waste of time and money. Many Calgarians are capable of disposing their own garbage, recyclables and compost, and shouldn't be forced to pay into a subscription service they don't use. Naturally, any combination (or all) of these programs should continue to be available for any homeowner who wishes to opt-in. This change will reduce the amount of street ...more »

Submitted by (@suderman)

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Restructuring our waste removal system to save us $$$

I believe the following collective actions will improve the city's efficiency and cost-effectiveness for waste removal: a. Get rid of the bins. Yes, the black, blue, and green bins. Not only will this save resident’s money when these bins need to be replaced, but they will also discourage residents (or passer-by’s) from carelessly placing waste/organic/recyclables into the inappropriate bins because it is not a monitored ...more »

Submitted by (@christine.t)

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non smoking lines

hello I have a great idea on what to do on the smoking areas outside of all of Calgary businesses. my idea is to paint a curved line ( yellow ) around every business entrance to indicate where smoking can be done without seeming rude. the sign on the door would say: "If you have to smoke, please stand beyond the yoke (yellow line)" this is self explanatory and with the word "please" makes the law not seem so demanding. ...more »

Submitted by (@c.dennis)

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Decorate the Giant Blue Ring

So, quite a few people hate the ring on Airport Trail & Deerfoot. Mostly because it is very boring and plain and seems to have no meaning behind it. For the more art-inclined a detailed concept behind it is explained here, www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Public-Art/96-Avenue-NE.aspx however I doubt most of the haters care about that. My idea is to spruce it up through the course of the year. For Christmas The City ...more »

Submitted by (@krruzic)

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Weapons of Grass Destruction

Remove Kentucky bluegrass and other non-native grasses from boulevards and other areas of non-use and replace it with native grasses and flowers.

Submitted by (@laurag)

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Open Sheppard Landfill on the weekends at least one day!

I would say the majority of people work M-F 8-5pm. Why is our Sheppard Landlfill now closed to the public Sat-Tue? This doesn't make any sense. How are we supposed to get to the Landfill if we have garbage that is too much for our bins? I am all about not dumping it in back lanes or in private dumpsters, but what are our choices?

Submitted by (@slivint)

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Downtown Smoke Free Zone

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.

Submitted by (@freelance)

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Flames

If the Flames need a new arena and you are looking for land for them why not put it in a small corner of Nosehill Park. It is huge and it won't take away from it at all. And there are major roads all around

Submitted by (@m.cal1)

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