ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Neighbourhood Streets Silver Springs project is launching this fall in a partnership between The City of Calgary and the Silver Springs Community Association, with the goal of creating streets where neighbours can connect and have access to travel options for all ages and abilities. There will be three phases of public engagement to identify, prioritize and evaluate mobility in the community of Silver Springs.
The Neighbourhood Streets Silver Springs project includes:
- Community engagement to identify, prioritize and evaluate areas where we can make changes to the streets in Silver Springs
- Installation of temporary wheeling facilities on Silver Springs Boulevard in addition to traffic calming and pedestrian improvements throughout the community
- Installation of permanent infrastructure starting in 2022, and beyond, based on public engagement to evaluate and test the temporary measure, technical analysis, prioritization and available resources
We want to hear from you about how you move around Silver Springs and to learn what improvements could allow you, or one of your neighbours, to travel around your community in a new way.
Your input, and the input of other citizens and stakeholders, helps The City understand people’s perspectives, opinions, and concerns. Input collected in each phase of the project will be compiled and share through a What We Heard report.
Although it would be a great outcome, the goal of public engagement is not to reach consensus or make everyone happy. Public engagement is also not about voting or collecting representative information. Public engagement is about considering the input, ideas and perspectives of people who are interested or impacted by decisions, before decisions are made.
To learn more about engagement at The City, visit engage.calgary.ca/about.
This project will have three phases of engagement:
Phase 1 – Identification
- During this phase of engagement, we will be asking what is working well and what is challenging for those travelling throughout and living in the community.
Phase 2 – Prioritization
- Based on improvements identified in Phase 1, as well as issues previously identified by the CA, we will be prioritizing improvements to install using temporary materials in 2021.
Phase 3 – Evaluation
- After the temporary improvements have been installed, we will evaluate their effectiveness and impacts to determine if any modifications need to be made before permanent installation that could start in 2022 based on available resources. This will include collecting feedback from residents, businesses, and other stakeholders.
For project updates and to stay updated about future engagement opportunities, subscribe to our email distribution list at calgary.ca/silver-springs or engage.calgary.ca/silver-springs
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NEIGHBOURHOOD STREETS -THE BIG PICTURE
The City of Calgary is committed to building, improving and operating neighbourhood streets so that they are liveable. A liveable street is defined in this policy as a street that is safe, welcoming to all ages, comfortable for a variety of travel choices, supportive of fun and healthy lifestyles, and enhancing for local destinations through appropriate public amenities.