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CONNECTING

BRIDGELAND
“Bridgeland sets an example for the Calgarian future!”
Promoting the usage of sustainable and active types of transporation among the inhabitants of the
neighborhood Bridgeland. Overall in 2035, Bridgeland will be a more sustainable neighborhood in
the city of Calgary than in the present day. One of the unique aspects of this statement is creating
a network which will combine functions, “places”, landmarks and green spaces in Bridgeland
and the surrounding areas. This network will be connected with sustainable transportation
routes like bike lanes and public transport. These bike lanes have different colors, to indicate
different routes throughout Calgary. Bridgeland will be the center point of developing the network.
During the years, the network will be extended to multiple directions in the city of Calgary.

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This statement is of a larger scale than only the borders of Bridgeland, because this statement
is usable for not only Bridgeland but also for the areas around this neighborhood. One of the
reasons is that this project will make bike using in this area more versatile, especially for the
inhabitants of Bridgeland. These people can visit multiple functions, places, landmarks and green
space by bike in an easier, safer and quicker way. The network as described in this statement is
flexible, because the inhabitants of Calgary can also give input on how the future route will
be planned. This will give people a sense of feeling that they can get involved to the project.

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“A CHAIN IS AS STRONG AS ITS WEAKEST LINK”

“A NETWORK OF BIKE LANES BASED ON A SUBWAYMAP”

“A chain is as strong as its weakest link”, this is the main subject of this vision statement.
This vision statement aspires to a certain high quality of the entire network. The weak links
within the network will be thrived with “placemaking” up to sustain the overall quality of the
network. These places can be used as “stops” on route. The network contains several routes,
just like a subway system. Each route has their own color and creates a different experience.
Our main target is the youth. The reason is that the car culture is deeply rooted in the Calgarian, which
makes it difficult to change their mindset. The mindset of the youth is easier to change rather than adults.
An another target are adults, who are willing to use more sustainable transportation modes like cycling.
For more Information about this project go to our website.
www.connecting-bridgeland.rdekker.nl

“USING PLACEMAKING TO PROVIDE A HIGH QUALITY
NETWORK”

The Network in the year 2035

Legend

Bicycle network:

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Legend

Water

Medical centre

Sport Stadium

Red bicycle route

Light blue bicycle route

Vegetation

Golf club

Bridgeland

Dark blue bicycle route

Purple bicycle route

Shopping mall

Highlight

Green bicycle route

Brown bicycle route

School

Special bridge

Yellow bicycle route

secondary bicycle roads

Phases of the network
Bicycle network:

Red bicycle route

Dark blue bicycle route
Green bicycle route

Yellow bicycle route

Legenda

Water

Functions

Highlights

Slow Traffic

Red bicycle route

Streets

Dark blue bicycle route

Vegetation

Schools

Bridgeland

Houses

Calgary zoo

Busline

Main road

C-train

Highway

Appartments

Parking

Avenues

Green bicycle route
Secondary bicycle roads

N

Medical centre

Sport Stadium

Vegetation

Golf club

Bridgeland

Shopping mall

Highlight

School

Special bridge

Light blue bicycle route

Bicycle network:

N

Water

Bicycle network:
Red bicycle route
Dark blue bicycle route

Purple bicycle route

Green bicycle route

Brown bicycle route

Secundairy bicycle roads

Secondairy bicycle roads

Legenda

N

Water

Functions

Highlights

Vegitation

Schools

Bridgeland

Houses

Calgary zoo

Busline

Main road

Appartments

Parking

C-train

Highway

Slow Traffic
Streets
Avenues

KICKSTART PROGRAM (2015-2017)

FIVE YEAR PROGRAM (2018-2022)

MULTIANNUAL PROGRAM (2023-2035)

CONNECTING OTHER NEIGBOURHOODS

In order to make people convinced to use sustainable
transportation modes like cycling, lifestyle education
will be given at (elementary) schools on the moment
that the bike lanes are being constructed in Bridgeland.
Teachers will be schooled in order to give lifestyle
education at schools. A part of lifestyle education is the
“Teacher pickup service”. Students will be picked up
on route by bike once a week, instead of the traditional
school bus. Students will also be rewarded if they will
go to school by bike.

The five year program will start when the kick start
program ends on the 1st of June 2017. The five year
program will run until the year 2022. This stage of
the project can be defined as an important stage. It
is important to take the inhabitants of Bridgeland to a
next level: More inhabitants take the bike to schools,
shops, work and more. In de previous program
inhabitants of Bridgeland have been met with the new
bike lanes of the future network. During the five year
program, the bike lanes and the network will be partly
constructed. This will give people the opportunity
to take the bike rather than the car or another nonsustainable transportation mode.

During the multiannual program, the network that has
been build up during the five year program, will be
extended throughout the surrounding neighborhoods
and the city of Calgary. Also, multiple functions and
places of interest will be connected to the network.
Each time when a new part of the network will be
opened, there will be a promotional program to let
people know that there are new bike lanes in the
network. The lifestyle education program at schools
will be extended, to keep children aware that there are
more sustainable transportation modes. This results
in a new generation that is aware of the present and
future problems if they don’t change their current
behavior. Also, this will result in more bike use among
students.

By the year 2035, a bike lane network has been folded
out through the city of Calgary. This network will combine
functions, “places”, landmarks and green spaces. The
network will provide to the inhabitants of Bridgeland
and Calgary a new safe, easy and exiting way to use the
bicycle as a transportation mode. As said, the network
extends through multiple neighborhoods in the City
of Calgary. The network gives other neighborhoods
the opportunity to do the same development as in
Bridgeland. The neighborhoods can easily connected
to the network. That’s why Bridgeland is going to set
an example for the Calgarian future!

B R I D G E L A N D
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School:
NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences
Claudius Prinsenlaan 12
4811 DK, Breda
The Netherlands

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Teachers:
Paul van de Coevering
Robert van Dongen
Ineke Spapé
Angel Buster

C A L G A

Authors:
Maurice Blanckaert
111522
Louis Plevier 113902
Rens de Waard
112469
Chris de Ruijter
112754
Roel Dekker 112214
Thomas Korsmit
100610

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