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Attract, Connect, Act, Affect
Attract, Connect, Act, Affect

Building Bridges, Connecting People

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Neighbourhood
watch/patrol
Community
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move
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Promote
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create
awareness
Expanding
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places-to
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Implementing the Zoo -route
Repave
1st
various facilities
Avenue and expand
Connec
ting
the
c ycling
network
Grab your bike and have a free drink
Take - a-walk
Finishing the new designed George Boyack Park
Light-it-up event
Make 1st Avenue a car free zone (during the day)
Community continues to organize events
Connec
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Bridgelands
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network
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to other
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2025
2035
Quick-wins
Short-term
Mid-term
Long-term

Vision

The vision for Bridgeland in 2035 will be that the community of Bridgeland has become an ex- ample for Calgary and beyond when it comes to developing a strong community-feeling. The neighbourhood has grown from an unanimous, individualistic coexistence to a solidair, cohe- sive community. The residents have got to know each other better and found out that they can

achieve more when working together. Most of the goals are physical ones and are cognizable

within the neigbourhood, like reinvigorations of the neigbourhood parks. Other achievements will be less notable but have certainly established. The strong social cohesion is almost tangible which really adds value to the high liveliness that Bridgeland will have.

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The building of a strong community is the main goal for Bridgeland. To transform the unanimous
coexistence that Bridgeland currently knows into a strong cohesive community, that undertakes
action for neigbouhood improvements by themselves, some measures have to me made in ad-
vance. The masterplan contains four phases, each phase has its own main goal and a set of
measures to achieve it. The measures that will be taken are divided into: quick-wins (1-3 years),
shor-term (3-5 years), midterm (5-10 years) and longterm (10-20 years) measures.
How the measurement are divided in the four phases is seen in the timeline. The process of at-
tract, connect, act and affect will be explained below.
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Attract
Zoo Route
To attract Bridgeland’s residents to certain place, some place-mak-
ing-measures have to be taken to upgrade these places and im-
prove their attractiveness. George Boyack Park is the heart of this
masterplan, but other places-to-be will also get an improvement.
For example 1st Avenue, were the public space and the road will
get a new design. This design will be safer for slow modes of trans-
portation, like walking and cycling. Also plans are already made
by the local government to give St. Patricks Island an upgrade,
which will also be a great place to recreate for Bridgeland and Cal-
gary residents. The Calgary Zoo is already a place-to-be for people
from Calgary.
George Boyack Park is the epicentre of the masterplan when it
comes to combining place-making with community building. The
development is all based on this location.
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First 5 years
Other measurements
The first five years of our masterplan will be the most important. In these
years the community has to be build in Bridgeland. To achieve this mail
goal the quick-wins will be important to set up the process. The Bridge-
land Riverside Community Assosiation will play a major part in the build of
the community. From here everything in the community will be organized.
Besides the BRCA, a coffeebar - named Georges - will be realised in the
upgraded George Boyak Park. This will be a place where residants from
all ages can come togehter to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. To encourage
residents to meet new people the ‘Have-a-cup’ campaign will be set up.
This campaign will brake the ice for residants to meet each other.
To create more places for the community to
come together and meet each other, more plac-
es-to-be will be made. This is shown below here.
The places-to-be will be connected true differ-
ent themed route to encourage the use of slow
modes of transport. Besides the ‘themed-routes’
a whole cylcing network will be realised. This cy-
cle network will make cycling in Bridgeland safe.
Where the cycling network and routes will be re-
alised is seen in the maps and pictures below.
Connect
When George Boyack Park has been upgraded and is now at-
tracting more residents, the case in this second step is to en-
courage encounters between these attracted residents in or-
der to increase social cohesion. Several developments have
been made, mostly events and campaigns, to encourage en-
counters. Most events are attending physical measures, oth-
ers stand on their own. ‘Connect’ also stands for connection
all Bridgeland’s places-to-be by intensifying and upgrading the
routes for slow modes of transportation.
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The
cycling
network
Routes
in Bridgeland will the
best
in
Calgary. All
different
routes
will
be connected and safe
to cycle. In this way
Shopping Route
To get more people
walking and cycling in
Bridgeland there will
be ‘Themed Routes’.
These routes will have
different themes like:
Places-to-be
Park Route
the bicycle use will
increase while the car
use will decrease. The
network will look like
in the map as shown
here on te left.
the Zoo-route, the
Park-route and the Riv-
erwalk. It will increase
the sense of place and
get more people mov-
ing. The routes will also
connect places-to-be.
An other goal is to cre-
ate more ‘Places-to-
be’. The cycling and
walking routes will
connect these places
and will also improve
the sense of place.
With this placemaking
Bridgeland will be a
pleasant place to be.
Not only for residants
from Bridgeland, but
for residents from
whole of Calgay.
Places-to-be are:
Act
When the social cohesion within Bridgeland has improved
and there is a strong(er) community feeling, it is time to get
residents to take action. Action, together as a community, to
further improve their neighbourhood for the better. In case
the community has reached a goal, this should be confirmed
by events to highlight it.
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Affect
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George Boyakpark
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George’s
The local government knows they can count on the cooperation of the Bridgeland community if
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1st Avenue
they want to improve Bridgeland for the better. Vice versa the Bridgeland community even ad-
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Calgary Zoo
River Route
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St. Patricks Island
duce their own bottom-up projects, without the initiative from the local government. Residents
from other neighbourhoods have seen the improvements Bridgeland has achieved the last years
and ‘Early adapters’ will rise from other parts of Calgary. These ‘Early adapters’ will start small
bottom-up projects in their own neighbourhood and will approach their local government to
achieve the same goals as the Bridgelanders did.
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Cycling Legend: Cycling Network Brigdeland Main cycling network Suggested cycling network Nodes
Cycling
Legend: Cycling Network Brigdeland
Main cycling network
Suggested cycling network
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Geertje Braam

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Stephan Engel

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Jules Kuijpers

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Dimitri Pouwels

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Ronald Ramsaran

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