Talking about Winter Walking: Winter Retrospective 1 of 3

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 followed the same route a local group of seniors “walk-audited” last autumn in order […]

Cyclists of Calgary – Winter 2014/2015

For years, the majority of people in our city have assumed that once the temperatures drop below 0 C and the snow drifts begin to build up, we put away our walking shoes, tuck our bikes into the garage and bundle into our cars for 8 months until the walking and cycling weather returns. But […]

Pedestrians of Calgary – Winter 2014/2015

For years, the majority of people in our city have assumed that once the temperatures drop below 0 C and the snow drifts begin to build up, we put away our walking shoes, tuck our bikes into the garage and bundle into our cars for 8 months until the walking and cycling weather returns. But […]

An Active Neighbourhood is a Neighbourhood Where People Live rather than Simply Travel on Streets

What is an Active Neighbourhood? Opinion Piece 3/3 photo courtesy of Mark Dreger from San Francisco-ize An active Neighbourhood promotes physical activity and involves residents in community activities or causes. I have described what I think this means in terms of community parks, but how can this idea of “the active neighbourhood” translate into public […]

Walk Bridgeland: Oct 26 & 29

We had a fantastic turnout for our first Walk Bridgeland event, many thanks to those who came out to help us audit the area’s urban design. Armed with clipboards and area maps, participants set out on three separate walks led by students from the University of Calgary’s Environmental Design program. With autumn in full swing, Bridgeland […]

Map Your Neighbourhood

Weigh in on the best (and worst) places in your neighbourhood!  Where could you spend the whole day?  What are the best places to walk, cycle, or enjoy nature?  Which places hold the most memories? Active Neighbourhoods asked Bridgeland these questions and more at the 2014 Relocalization Fair.  120 community members placed 136 stickers on a map […]

Getting Active In Bridgeland

The sun finally broke in Calgary, making for a beautiful Saturday at the Relocalization Fair in Bridgeland! Active Neighbourhoods asked locals to weigh in on the best spots in their community—best hubs for activities such as dog-walking, lawn-bowling, coffee-drinking, people-watching, recreation and cycling. Thanks to Open Streets Calgary, Arusha Centre, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), REAP Calgary, Women’s […]