Project Update – August 2021

The What We Heard Report has been published.

Panorama Hills Street Lab photos

Students and other community members enjoyed the Panorama Hills Street Lab, held June 14-19, 2021

Project Overview

The City of Calgary is testing a Neighbourhood Streets pilot policy with the goal of creating local streets where neighbours can connect and choose travel options, no matter their age or ability. As part of the Neighbourhood Streets Program, The City is working with the community to improve streets in Panorama Hills for everyone to travel around the community.

This project includes:

  • Public engagement to listen and learn where changes are needed to make walking and wheeling more comfortable.
  • Implementing temporary materials in 2021 to transform streets in ways that make walking and wheeling (biking, skateboarding, using e-scooters or in-line skating) feel safer and more fun.
  • Public engagement to evaluate temporary changes to streets.
  • Installing permanent improvements (ie. pedestrian crossing improvements and traffic calming measures) based on prioritization and resources.
Mobility includes:

  • Walking
  • Getting to and from transit
  • Wheeling: A general term for people who use a wheelchair, scooter, bike, skateboard and inline skates to get around.

Engagement Process

This project will have three phases of engagement:

  • Phase 1: Identification – Oct 19 – Nov 8, 2020
    • In phase 1 we wanted to hear from you about how you move around Panorama Hills and to learn what improvements could allow you and your neighbours to travel around your community in a new way. To view the What We Heard (phase 1) click here or check it out in the links section.
  • Phase 2: Prioritization - Dec 8 - 27, 2020
    • Based on opportunities identified in Phase 1 and those previously identified through initiatives such as Creating Coventry , we asked the community to prioritize improvements to be made in 2021. To view the What We Heard (phase 2) click here or check it out in the links section.
    • This phase of engagement will take place while a variety of different temporary measures are installed throughout the community for a one week period. 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.
      • Working with the University of Calgary and the Panorama Hills Community Association, The City has planned a community placemaking and activation event from June 14-19, 2021.
      • We will evaluate the effectiveness and impacts of the changes made during the Street Lab to determine what 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.
      • Whether you had a chance to participate in the Street Lab or not, we would like to hear from you between June 14-28, 2021.
      • The What We Heard Report (phase 3) is available here.

Check back here or sign up for the Panorama Hills project email updates to stay informed about upcoming opportunities.



walking map

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The survey is now closed thank you for your time and input. Check back here for a What We Heard report coming soon.


Other work in Panorama

Previous work done in Panorama Hills

This project will be informed by previous engagement with Panorama Hills residents

  • Northern Hills communities have been engaged since 2012 for Calgary’s Green Line LRT. Part of this engagement has included sharing input on future station connections and walking and wheeling improvements.
  • Annual Ward 3 safety meetings have helped identify locations where residents feel unsafe.
  • The Creating Coventry project has engaged with Calgarians in a new way and will help identify opportunities in this Neighbourhood Streets Project.

Past Engagement

In phase 1 we wanted to hear from you about how you move around Panorama Hills and to learn what improvements could allow you, or one of your neighbours, to travel around your community in a new way.

We would also like to hear about values:

NEXT STEPS

The Panorama Springs Street Lab has concluded. You can read the What We Heard Report here.

Please check back here for updates and upcoming input opportunities.