June 3, 2019

Improving safety for walking and biking with the Community Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Training Program

Guest story post by Kate Beck, program lead, UC Berkeley SafeTREC. This original piece was posted on SafeTREC's website. Pictures are courtesy of Lisa Peterson, SafeT...

July 17, 2015

Calgary’s new cycle tracks through the downtown core have been a major topic of discussion this summer. There have been many positive reviews, some mixed reviews, and some negative reviews, so I decided to go check the new cycle tracks out for myself.

Like we’ve done in...

July 3, 2015


“Bridgeland has more diversity, we fit in here as a family.”



For the last year, Active Neighbourhoods has been working with residents, business owners and the community association in Bridgeland to engage citizens in the planning and development occurring in the neig...

April 22, 2015


In recent decades, our cities and our ideas around childhood and parenting have changed a lot, however, one of the most significant changes is that children are disappearing from our cities’ public places and outdoor spaces.


1) Kids Need Cities They can Explore On The...

April 18, 2015


Calgarians don’t like to admit that Edmonton has us beat in some respects, but in terms of designing a city strategy that aims to create a vibrant, well-functioning winter city, we think Calgary could take a few pointers from our rival to the North.


Edmonton’s WinterC...

April 12, 2015

In our last blog post, we mentioned 5 key concerns in our neighbourhoods in regards to walking in the winter;

  1. Lighting

  2. Snow Removal

  3. Benches

  4. Signage

  5. Doors on the Streets

Here are some of our ideas that we think will improve walking in the colder...

April 8, 2015



During our work in the Bridgeland community over the last few months, we have heard a lot about difficulties residents face when walking in the neighbourhood during the winter, specifically difficulties seniors living in the neighbourhood face.

This past January we fo...

February 22, 2015




1. Our aging population needs better sidewalks and crosswalks


In this podcast David Foot, an economist and demographer at University of Toronto, addresses the need for longer pedestrian lights at crosswalks for older people who walk more slowly and tapered sidewalk...

September 26, 2014

While Calgary enjoys the last vestiges of hot summer weather, I’m taking a look back at the top five coolest community and design interventions I saw whilst biking around this summer.


This post was written for Active Neighbourhoods and Sustainable Calgary. View th...

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