Now accepting artist submissions for BUMP 2019!

The Beltline Urban Murals Project (BUMP) is now accepting submissions for our 2019 program. The submission process is intended to solicit portfolios and qualifications for artists who will be chosen for the project. We are seeking artists experienced in murals, who can execute murals on a large scale, and who can contribute to the betterment of the community through art. We value creativity, diversity and talent in our artists.

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A Big Beltline Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 Beltline Bonspiel at Lougheed House presented by Strategic Group on Saturday, February 16th 2019. We want to say a big thank you to the community and our incredible event sponsors and partners.

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Bring Back the Blue in Downtown Calgary

Latest CPS report shows crime has spiked in Calgary’s City Centre

Last week, the Calgary Police Service released a 2018 Statistical Overview focusing on crime around the Supervised Consumption Site at the Sheldon Chumir Health Centre in the Beltline. While the report validated the concerns of some residents and businesses around the site, it also revealed a troubling spike in crime that occurred in the Centre City as a whole in 2018.

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December Newsletter & Happy Holidays!

Just before we head into 2019, we want to share a few items from our fall 2018 highlight reel, offer some insight into what the new year holds for the BNA, and wish you a very happy holiday season!

 

 

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TAKE ACTION: Share your support for a safer 2nd Street SW

City releases new plan for safer 2nd Street SW

Thanks to public engagement and much feedback from the community, the City has released a new revised plan for making 2nd Street SW between 26 Ave and 10 Ave SW safer for everyone.

 

The new plan makes good on building upon the important lesson that the cycle tracks taught us about safety: protected bike lanes greatly increase safety for less confident riders, particularly women and children.

 

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What We've Done - 2018

The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is a vibrant community association for the Beltline district in urban Calgary encompassing the neighbourhoods of Connaught and Victoria Park.

With our home at the McHugh House Community & Arts Hub, we are proud to be a recognized member of the Federation of Calgary Communities inviting residents to get involved in making the Beltline an even better place.

It’s been another busy year in the Beltline. Here’s what we’ve done together…

 

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We need your help: New city budget proposes cutting reinvestment in existing neighbourhoods

Proposed 2019-2022 budget cuts hurt existing neighbourhoods

After City Council approved 14 new suburban communities this summer and a city-wide 0.75% property tax increase to pay for it, the City is now asking for $447M for the construction of more than a dozen new suburban communities while proposing cuts to planned major public realm and safety improvements on streets in Calgary’s existing neighbourhoods. The City’s 2019-2022 Service Plans and Budget calls for cuts to the City’s Main Streets Program and Complete Streets Program that together are strategically critical investments supporting growth and economic development in existing neighbourhoods all across Calgary, including in the Beltline.



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Help us keep digital billboards out of the Beltline and Calgary neighbourhoods!

CP Rail wants to build 6 new 232 square-foot backlit digital billboards in the Beltline

As reported by CBC News, CP Rail has partnered with All Vision, a major outdoor advertising developer, to build 6 new 232 square-foot LED-backlit billboards in the Beltline across the railroad bridges at 1 Street SE, 1 Street SW, 8 Street SW, 4 Street SW, and Macleod Trail. The company is currently applying to the City of Calgary for approval.

 

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TAKE ACTION: Let's Make 2nd Street SW Safe For Everyone

City Ignoring Its Own Lessons With Unprotected Bike Lane Proposal

The City of Calgary is proposing unprotected bike lanes on 2nd Street SW between the Elbow River at 26 Avenue and the railroad tracks at 10 Avenue on a key stretch of the City’s bike network that is currently marked only symbolically with “sharrows” (painted bike stencils).

 

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WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE CALGARY'S FLOOD MITIGATION PROJECT!

A handful of well-organized, vocal landowners in Springbank just outside of Calgary have been blanketing social media with sponsored ads as part of a media and PR blitz behind a massive letter writing campaign to the federal regulator to derail Calgary’s flood mitigation project.

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