I am writing to you today with an idea that has come from several different personal observations. I live in the community of (Winston Heights)Mountview and aside from a few years away, have basically lived here for the majority of my life. I recently renovated and moved into what was my childhood home, in the same community after selling my own home, also in the ‘hood. The community itself is undergoing considerable... more »
CityPushpin is a customizable map-based online platform that gives residents and community members the opportunity to provide their opinion about a project/plan in their neighbourhood. This platform provides the following features: 1. It is Online (so people can participate from the comfort of their homes/offices and it reduces the costs of workshops and public gatherings) 2. It can be customised (so from project to... more »
We manufacture plastic lumber out of post consumer plastic generated from recycling programs in Alberta. Unlike other recycled products our goal is to utilize less desirable items like plastic bags, Tide containers etc. These items tend to end up in the landfill as there is a very limited market for the product. We have decided to change that we manufacture linear lumber, fence posts and and parking curbs in effort to... more »
I have a product that will generate more financial income for The City of Calgary, especially the transit division and create additional long term employment for Calgarians first, Albertans and the whole of Canadian citizens everywhere there is active transportation system. It is a simple product that only requires less than 20 minutes procedure for installation, requires no batteries nor electricity to work, just install,... more »
Our city streets and communities are littered with cigarette butts. They are another form of waste in our society that could be collected, recycled or composted. My idea is to create a cigarette butt recycling program that would encourage citizen to collect and recycle cigarette butts. Terracycle in Toronto already has a program to address this issue, but I think too few people know about it or are willing to ship and... more »
The latest technological progress in the area of Augmented Reality (AR) inspired this idea. The idea may not be achievable in the near future or practical for that matter and it doesn't apply to the City of Calgary only. Augmented reality allows overlaying computer graphics and annotations on the real world. Right now, "smart" glasses equipped with AR technology provides this experience. The technology has been used... more »
Calgary should instead of investing in an Olympic bid, and a potential Olympics that will cost this city billions of dollars, partially subsidize the construction of an electric car factory, solar panel factory and wind mill factory. If we do this, the rest of Canada can buy Canadian made electric vehicles, Canadian made solar panels and Canadian made wind mills. Renewable energy will take over the world and Alberta... more »
There is a company that manufactures and sells a gate that is attached to standard snow plows. When this attachment is secured to a standard snow plow, it helps (during plowing) guide the snow away from a driveway or side road -- thereby avoiding the creation of a "wind row". Many videos of this product are demonstrated on You Tube. Here is a name of a company I saw on You Tube: Ironex (Ken Sawchuk)
I'd like to see more natural stormwater management beyond just creating giant storm water ponds in new communities. I think the City needs to exploit natural streams and creeks that may have been undermined by construction in the past... It's happening everywhere else and creates a more resilient storm system. We need to bring water back into the city.
Read in the Metro News the other day about Trains, or Transit in the Far East about a new innovation in their systems, pleasant scents dispensed into the individual ridership cars to increase rider satisfaction. Due to the current state of affairs, lack of good personal hygiene( a danger to others) and the lack of a public health system as part of the healthcare system that used to exist in Canada for the benefit of... more »
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.
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 »
We have plus 15 but the food trucks can't access these areas. The airport has elevator trucks that could be converted to food trucks and then certain suitable spots could be found to serve people on the bridges or plazas from trucks parked below.
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 »
For the extended buses with the accordian style bending section, have accordian music play when the bus turns corners and the middle bends like an accordian