Saddle Ridge values being clean, litter-free and well-maintained with walkable streets that are safe for children, and beautiful with trees and flowers in their 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 of Saddle Ridge will have more opportunities to explore nature, keep their community safe, and create green spaces in their community. Neighbours will also have the chance to meet and socialize together through exciting new programs.
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 Saddle Ridge.
|Improvement Project||Project Details||Target Completion Date|
|Community Safety kick off event||A fun and interactive safety event with Calgary Police Services, Calgary Fire Department and Calgary Community Standards.||Summer 2018|
|Pond clean up||Clean up the green space adjacent to the ponds to increase beautification and neighbourhood pride. An educational component will also be included on the importance of storm water ponds, the benefits and uses of the ponds and the natural wildlife that rely on the ponds.||Summer 2018|
|Pop up planting day||Pop-up planting in smaller green spaces through the community to increase beautification and neighbourhood pride.||Summer 2018|
|Communication plan||The development of a communication plan for the neighbourhood will allows for residents to be better informed and engaged. This results in more connections between the community association and residents for better delivery of programs and services.||Fall 2018|
|STEM program||This program is a curriculum based program that integrates the four disciplines into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world.||Summer 2018|
|Summer bike camp||This program would focus on encouraging a healthy, active lifestyle while providing technical instruction on how to cycle safely.||Summer 2018|
|Neighbourhood language signs||Saddle Ridge is home to a diverse population with many languages spoken. Neighbourhood language signs helps to bridge the gap in communication. Words may include: Hello, Please, Thank You, etc.||Fall 2018|
|Saddle Ridge Chopped Challenge||A recipe exchange and food event including a "chopped" challenge for children and adults to learn about different cuisine and foods.||Fall 2018|
|Nature Exploration Pop up and play||Pop up and play program with a focus on nature exploration during the Saddle Ridge Community Association’s pond party this summer.||Summer 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.
Earth Day, assembly talk at schools - Waste and Recycling and Calgary Parks will meet with students in Saddle Ridge to discuss Earth Day and what they can do in their community to help improve the environment. Support and resources will also be provided for the Pond Cleanup in May, or pop up planting days in the summer here.
Sign pollution - Calgary Community Standards has been focusing in on this area and enforcing the sign bylaws. More on the sign bylaw here.
Safety awareness campaign/safety walks - A safety education workshop and/or campaign provided by the Calgary Police Services, Calgary Community Standards and Calgary Fire Department that builds community awareness around home and public safety, as well as addressing crime reporting challenges.
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 Saddle Ridge residents prioritized initiatives created at the idea workshops to make their vision a reality is available here.
The report of what we heard during the Saddle Ridge idea workshops is available here.
The vision statement for Saddle Ridge is: Saddle Ridge values being clean, litter-free and well-maintained with walkable streets that are safe for children, and being beautiful with trees and flowers in their neighbourhood.
Thanks to everyone who provided input into the neighbourhood vision words. All the ideas you provided can be found in the what we heard report.
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 Saddle Ridge: what would make Saddle Ridge 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 Saddle Ridge 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 Saddle Ridge 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.