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Bridgeland  -­‐  Audit  Matrix  Analysis

EVDP  631:  Planning  and  Public  Engagement  -­‐  Dec  02,  2014  
 By:  Natasha  De  Sandi,  Edgard  Farah,  Aman  Jhawer,  Lauren  Gagatek,  
Kenneth  Law,  Chris?an  SchmiA,  Rachelle  Trovato  

Introduc7on

•   Par?cipants  joined  a  guided  tour  throughout  Bridgeland  
•   3  Sector,  3  Des?na?on  and  1  Boundary  Walk  
•   Tours  -­‐  Saturday,  Sunday:  aTernoon  and  Wednesday  evening:  6pm  
•   At  each  node/stop  par?cipants  were  asked  to  rank  that  loca?on  in  regards  to:  
•   Loca?on  
•   Walking/Biking  
•   People/Children/Seniors  
•   Safety/Streetscape  
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Overview  –  Walking  Routes

Scoring  Scheme  for  following  maps  (Average  out  of  5)  

3  

1

4

5

6

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Sector  1  Summary  (Average)  

2.6  

2.2  

2.4  

2.1  

2.1  

3.1  

2.5  

5  

5

6

7

1

8

3

2

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Sector  2  Summary  (Average)  

3.6  

2.4  

3.7  

2.0  

3.4  

2.9  

2.8  

7  

3

6

8

1

10  

8  

Sector  3  Summary  (Average)  

2.7  

2.3  

2.5  

1.7  

2.1  

2.5  

2.4  

9  

10  

1

9

10  

Bow  Tower  Summary  (Average)  

3.8  

3.2  

3.3  

2.9  

2.6  

3.0  

3.5  

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6

7

8

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Zoo  Summary  (Average)  

2.8  

2.4  

2.8  

2.6  

2.6  

3.0  

2.8  

13  

1

2

3

7

4  
4

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Science  Centre  Summary  (Average)  

3.4  

2.9  

2.2  

1.5  

2.1  

2.3  

3.1  

15  

1

3

4

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Boundary  Walk  Summary  (Average)  

2.7  

2.3  

1.9  

1.7  

1.3  

1.7  

1.8  

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Average  Scores  in  Bridgeland

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Average  Scores  in  Bridgeland
3.1  
2.5  

2.7  

2.6  

2.7  

2.3  
2.1  

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Bridgeland  Sectors:  Boundary,  DesNnaNon,  and  Sector  Walks  Audit  |  Averages    
Walking  

Biking  

People  

Children  

Seniors  

Safety  

Streetscape  

SECTOR  1  

2.6  

2.2  

2.4  

2.1  

2.1  

3.1  

2.5  

SECTOR  2  

3.6  

2.4  

3.7  

2.0  

3.4  

2.9  

2.8  

SECTOR  3  

2.7  

2.3  

2.5  

1.7  

2.1  

2.5  

2.4  

BOW  TOWER  

3.8  

3.2  

3.3  

2.9  

2.6  

3.0  

3.5  

ZOO  

2.8  

2.4  

2.8  

2.6  

2.6  

3.0  

2.8  

SCIENCE  CENTRE  

3.4  

2.9  

2.2  

1.5  

2.1  

2.3  

3.1  

BOUNDARY  

2.7  

2.3  

1.9  

1.7  

1.3  

1.7  

1.8  

2.3  

2.6  

2.7  

BRIDGELAND  
AVERAGE  

3.1  

2.5  

2.7  

2.1  

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Other Factors

Safety

Streetscape

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Recommenda7ons
Pedestrian  Realm:  
 

•  Extend  the  commercial  opportuni?es  to  mirror  the  southern  side  of  1st  
Ave  between  7a  and  9a  St  NE  
•  Add  in  more  street  furniture  along  south  boundary  
•  Improve  appearance  of  Memorial  Dr  sound  barrier  
•  12th  St  NE  linking  to  Memorial  Dr  is  unsafe;  install  pedestrian  ac?vated  
crosswalks  (at  McDougal  Rd  intersec?on,  lower  speed  limit)  
•  Wider  sidewalks  on  Edmonton  Trail  and  landscaped  buffer  to  separate  
cars  and  pedestrians  
•  Install  designated  pedestrian  crossway  on  1st  Ave  
•  Maintain  the  character  of  the  area  while  densifying  
•  Centre  Ave  and  12th  St  NE  needs  a  school  speed  zone  and  signage  to  
indicate  a  school  zone  
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Recommenda7ons
Mobility  and  ConnecNvity  
 
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Add  pedestrian  connec?ons  (possible  elevated  pedway)  to  the  Bow  
River  Pathway  between  the  LRT  and  Edmonton  Trail  
Improve  safety  on  Edmonton  Trail  by  adding  addi?onal  pedestrian  
controlled  crosswalks  and  increased  street  ligh?ng  
Increase  connec?vity  to  high  density  apartment  building  (Bridgeland  
Place)  and  the  rest  of  the  community  
Install  a  bike  bypass  func?on  along  stairs  by  7th  St  NE  -­‐  St.  MaAhew  
Lutheran  Church    

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Recommenda7ons
Park  Spaces  
 

•  Create  more  frequent  park  spaces  that  are  closer  to  all  residents  
•  Improve  the  safety  of  old  hospital  park  site  with  ligh?ng  and  help  
phones    
•  Green  space  at  Memorial  Dr  and  12th  St  NE  needs  improvement  (sound  
barriers,  park  furniture  and  pathways)  
   

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Recommenda7ons
AmeniNes  
 

•  Add  a  community  scale  grocery  store  to  service  resident  needs  
•  Add  a  bar/restaurant  for  younger  adults  to  use  
•  Install  more  sea?ng  throughout  the  southern  part  of  Bridgeland,  
including  the  seniors´  lodges  and  the  green  space  in  the  SE  corner  
•  Sea?ng  should  not  be  made  out  of  metal,  use  different  materials  for  
Calgary´s  winter  climate  

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Conclusion
•  Interven?on  -­‐  highest  priority  at:  
•   East  boundary  of  Bridgeland,  but  also  West  boundary  
•   Southeast  corner    
 
•  Obstacles  to  implementa?on    
•  Exis?ng  infrastructure  hard  to  retrofit,  i.e.  wider  
sidewalks  
•  Stakeholder  consensus:  different  views  /percep?ons  
•  Financial  resources    
•  Careful  analysis  of  data:  low  number  of  par?cipants  and  
confusion  about  what  they  had  to  do  
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