As members of a caring inclusive community Calgarians will strengthen their role as friends and good Samaritans to achieve a 50% reduction in overdose fatalities within the next 5 years through enhanced prevention and emergency response.
Intelligent Interconnected Infrastructure offers greater security and liveability during daily life or critical incidents like flooding, fire or intruder attacks. On-off automation, operations and monitoring systems control efficiency of water, electrical, gas, transportation and telecommunications so only limited city segments cease operations and needed resources are diverting elsewhere.
When citizens need help from any number of public safety organizations, they can call 911. But when public safety organizations need help from citizens who can they call?
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.
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 »
Let's turn the intersection into an all-ways crosswalk. Also called a 'pedestrian scramble' it enables people to cross the intersection in every direction at the same time. What's more, for that brief moment the intersection becomes a plaza that can be 'occupied' until the light changes. To accomplish this, the surfacing could be changed to allow safe passage across the tracks and this opportunity could be used to think... more »
Controlled pedestrian crosswalks should be standardized across the city. That is, the lamps should be placed either on the north or south side of the street, and east or west side of the avenues.
For example, if I walk down 15 Ave SW from 8 St to 14 St, I use two controlled crosswalks. But one is on the south side (8 St) and the other is on the north (14 St).
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »