Banff Trail values being a safe, family-friendly, clean and active neighbourhood.
Residents outlined what was important to them, focusing on the themes of people, places, programs and possibilities. The City then worked with residents to identify projects that would support the vision and be possible in their neighbourhood, and then residents prioritized the projects.
Residents in Banff Trail will create a greener community with a bee-friendly flower project, flowers boxes in green spaces, and gardening events. More recreation activities will be introduced to Banff Trail through new basketball hoops, pickleball lines, sports nights for families and youth, and recreation equipment.
The following is a summary of programs, services and/or small-scale infrastructure improvements the City of Calgary will implement in partnership with residents of Banff Trail.
|Improvement Project||Project Details||Target Completion Date|
|Basketball hoops/ pickleball lines at outdoor Rink.||Adding basketball hoops and/or pickleball lines and nets to use the outdoor Community Association ice rink in the summer.||Fall 2018|
|Neighbourhood Micro Grants||This initiative will support collaboration with community partners to increase resident-led projects such as 'learn to garden', cooking programs, cleanup programs, pickleball lessons, basketball tournaments, after school programs, special events and more. Resident-led initiatives can build connections in local neighbourhoods and encourage a sense of ownership within the community.||Fall 2018|
|Bee Friendly Flower Project||Enhance a selected greenspace with bee-friendly flowers. This is subject to a feasibility study.||Fall 2018|
|Back Alley Crime Reduction Lighting and Education||In partnership with Calgary Police Services, residents will be encouraged to light the rear of their property.||Fall 2018|
|Youth Council||Building on youth representation at Banff Trail Community Association meetings, a Youth Council will be formed and tasked with engaging youth in the community. The Banff Trail Youth Council may organize programs and provide input to the BTCA.||Fall 2018|
|Community Events Signs||Replace aging Community Association portable event signs with new ones that may be placed at strategic points in the community to inform residents of upcoming events, etc.||Summer 2018|
|Green Watch Event||A community weed picking event and celebration to enhance beautification and neighbourhood pride.||Summer 2018|
|Wooden Bike Skills Area||The Community Association will partner with the William Aberhard School's shop class to build small wooden ramps to be installed near the Community Association's facilities for use by bikers of any age.||Fall 2018|
|Family Sports Night||A series of family sports nights provides an opportunity for neighbours to connect, exercise and have fun. For example: Friday night family soccer.||Summer 2018|
|Community Information Boards at LRT||The installation of permanent display cases at the LRT stations will provide residents with current information on community programs, events, and more.||Fall 2018|
|Flower Boxes at Green spaces||Flower planter boxes at community entrances and/or greenspaces contribute to beautification and neighbourhood pride.||Summer 2018|
|Student Sports Night||A variety of indoor and outdoor recreational activities organized specifically for post-secondary students living in the community.||Summer 2018|
|Pop up recreation equipment in local parks||A variety of recreational/sporting equipment will be provided to be used by residents in their local park.||Summer 2018|
|Community Banners||Enhance community identity and beauty by installing street pole banners at community entrances.||Fall 2018|
INITIATIVES IN PROGRESS
Below is a list of projects that residents mentioned to us, some are currently underway and fit within your neighbourhood vision some are not possible for The City to do as part of this program and we want to tell you why.
Walking trail adjacent to LRT - We heard that some residents are currently walking along Capitol Hill Crescent but would walk on a trail adjacent to the LRT if the trees were pruned. Calgary Parks will be looking at how this trail can be made more user friendly.
Vehicle speed reduction campaign near neighbourhood schools - Calgary Police Services and Calgary Community standards are working together on speed reduction initiatives
Crime statistics and safety tips on social media - Calgary Police Services will be providing crime statistics and tips on crime prevention to the Banff Trail Community Association for distribution to residents.
Increased parking enforcement near LRT stations - Calgary Community Standards and Calgary Parking Authority are working together to address parking enforcement.
Crosswalk safety signage and reflective sleeves on 24 Crosswalk pedestrian poles will be wrapped with florescent material that will advise motorists that they are approaching pedestrian walkways.
We also heard the following was identified as a priority for your neighbourhood, however these are out of scope for This is my neighbourhood:
Walking/Riding school bus - This is a resident-led initiative that can be undertaken with your local schools and/or Parent Teacher Association.
Thank you to everyone who participated and shared ideas with us, the public engagement is now closed. The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018. A full summary report of everything we heard during the engagement can be found here. For What We Heard reports for each of the engagement phases see below.
The report of what we heard when Banff Trail prioritized initiatives created at the idea workshops to make their vision a reality is available here.
The report of what we heard during
the Banff Trail idea workshops is available here.
The vision statement for Banff Trail: Banff Trail values being a safe, family-friendly, clean and active neighbourhood.
Thanks to everyone who provided input into the neighbourhood vision words. All the ideas you provided can be found here.
After working with residents and City staff to come up with ideas for possible initiatives, we asked for your input on which of the following initiatives would have the most impact on achieving the neighbourhood vision. This engagement was open for input in March 2018.
From July 10 to October 31 we asked residents in Banff Trail: what would make Banff Trail a better place to live, work and play. They were then asked to choose their top three vision words from a list of word, or add their own, and explain why they chose that word.
The full report of what we heard during this engagement can be found here.
Based on all the feedback, three vision statements were created for Banff Trail and we asked you to tell us which vision statement you like best. See below for results.
This vision will be used in the next step of the engagement when we work with you to come up with initiatives.
Which vision statement do you like best?
This poll has concluded.
In the first round of engagement, we asked the following question.
What would make Banff Trail a better place to live, work and play?
Choose your top three vision words from the list below, or add your own, and tell us why.
• Accessible • Active • Beautiful • Clean • Connected • Diverse
• Family-friendly • Healthy • Inclusive • Safe • Walkable
The City created This is my neighbourhood to work with residents to create a community visions that helps guide the delivery of City programs, services and small-scale infrastructure improvements.
This is my neighbourhood began in 2015 with a group of 14 inaugural communities. As part of the This is my neighbourhood program, The City partnered with the first group of neighbourhoods to deliver more than 100 programs, services and small-scale improvement projects that residents requested. Overall, This is my neighbourhood will take place in 28 neighbourhoods over four years from 2015 to 2018.
The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018.