Posts tagged with ‘Urban Planning’

  • Desert Lessons in Water Conservation

    By Bill Partridge on April 15, 2014
    Calgarians can learn a lot about water from folks that live in the desert. Water is a precious and life-giving resource that requires careful management. California’s Coachella Valley where Palm Springs is located is at the transitional point of both the Sonoran and Colorado Deserts. The Coachella Valley has received virtually no rain since August 2013, and is becoming    increasingly […]
  • The Cycle Lifestyle

    By Bill Partridge on April 8, 2014
    Right out of the chute: I acknowledge that I ride a bicycle. And I enjoy it. I do not however, ride my bike to work. It’s winter! On those days when the weather is sane, my work calendar permits and I am so inclined, I do ride to work. It’s 10 KM door-to-door and takes me about 26 minutes on […]
  • BOMA Cycle Track Survey: Have Your Say!

    By Lloyd Suchet on February 13, 2014
    Cycle tracks have been front of mind over the past week as the City announced the entire plan for the downtown/Beltline network. BOMA sits on the Centre City Bicycle Projects Committee where we have been engaged with officials on this project. To guide our actions, we conducted a member survey in September, but so much has happened on this front […]
  • Looking for Better Transportation Solutions: Cycling

    By Bill Partridge on January 15, 2014
    (Note: These views are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of BOMA Calgary.) If you, like me, have ever ridden your bicycle into downtown Calgary, you know very well that you are taking a significant risk, given the sheer volume of traffic on the city’s streets and avenues. There has to be a better way. I have […]
  • Is Bill 28 Good for Alberta?

    By Bill Partridge on October 31, 2013
    Bill 28 – Modernizing Regional Governance Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature on Monday of this week. That’s first reading. It was debated in the legislature on Wednesday night until the wee hours of Thursday October 31, which coincidentally is Halloween.