ABOUT THE PROJECT
The results are in! You spoke, we listened. As a result of engagement with your community, you helped us build a vision for Woodlands/Woodbine:
Woodlands/Woodbine values a safe, beautiful, family friendly neighbourhood where residents
feel a sense of community.
Initiatives have been developed from ideas that we heard from community participants and the City staff they worked with. These ideas were developed to fit with the neighbourhood vision created by you and your neighbours. Some of those ideas are already getting started and are shown on the Initiatives in Progress list below.
Now, we want your help to prioritize the remaining 14 initiatives in the Provide your Input section below.
The City created This is my neighbourhood to fully engage with community residents to create clear, compelling community visions that will help guide the delivery of City programs, services and small-scale infrastructure improvements within participating neighbourhoods. This is my neighbourhood gives residents a voice and encourages them to take an active role in shaping the future of their neighbourhood.
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.
INITIATIVES IN PROGRESS
Below are a couple of projects that residents mentioned to us, some are currently underway and fit within your neighbourhood vision and some are not possible for The City to do as part of this program and we want to tell you why.
Traffic speed concerns - Calgary Police Services is providing education in the neighbourhood on the topic of traffic safety and speeding.
Transportation & Roads information - Community Association newsletters to update and educate residents on what Calgary Roads is doing and what they expect to see ie: LED street light replacement.
Crosswalk command signals - A signal was installed recently at Woodbine Blvd and Woodfield Way SW. For other crosswalk signals, there is review process that prioritizes locations city-wide using results of a "warrant" study and are not available through the This is my neighbourhood program. For more information see the Pedestrian Traffic Signal information page.
We also heard the following were identified as a priority for your neighbourhood, however these are out of scope for This is my neighbourhood:
Fixing the sidewalks - From mid-March to mid-October, The City repairs streets, curbs, gutters, lanes and sidewalks. Repairs are reviewed annually and prioritized city-wide according to safety issues and damage severity. More information can be found on the Sidewalk Repair information page.
Promotion of biking to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) platforms - The completion of the BRT is not within the project timeline. More information on the pathways and bikeways expected in Woodlands/Woodbine with the construction of the BRT can be found here.
Extending pathways to connect community with Fish Creek Park - We heard that residents would like to see pathways in the community extended. This initiative is out of scope for this project. For current and future pathway (capital & operational) work please visit the Pathway and Bikeway Map.
This mapping system shows real time updates on capital and operational work on our pathways. The requested section of pathway within your community will be added to The City’s “Missing Link Wish-list”. This list determines the value of a potential pathways through the area for formalization, based on connectivity, potential frequency of use, value to the community and other factors. The request will be further evaluated if and when funding becomes available.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
Below you will see the 14 initiatives for Woodlands/Woodbine. Each initiative has one question (a) to help us understand what you feel the impact of each initiative would be on the community. Then there are questions (b, c) about the same initiative asking about the details that City staff need to know if that initiative goes forward.
From July 28 to August 8 we asked for your preference on the vision statements. See below for results.
Pick the vision statement you think is best for Woodlands/Woodbine.
The survey has concluded.
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.
Residents can give their input until early December and then we'll put the results into a report and share it here by early January. The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018.
Stay tuned - we will need help from the community to make some of these initiatives happen.
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