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.Read more
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.Read more
City releases new plan for safer 2nd Street SW
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.
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…
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.
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.
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).
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.Read more