Last Updated on Monday, 09 September 2013 09:39
Would you like to get your children to school and yourself to work on time every week day?
Hidden Valley Schools and Hidden Valley Residents are very much concerned with volume of vehicles and student safety. Excessive traffic by private vehicles and school buses during drop-off and pick-up off students at three schools on Hidden Valley Drive is occuring because of limited access. Traffic is congested also for local residents since many parents and school buses who make u-turns on Hidden Valley Drive or use alley ways not designed for through traffic. In part this problem is caused by having no right turn from Hidden Valley Drive onto Shaganappi Trail northbound.
Furthermore an increase in traffic through Hanson Ranch is caused by southbound traffic from Panorama. Access onto Stoney Trail is only possible in a northbound direction but not southbound. Traffic therefore uses residential roads through Panorama into Hanson Ranch which further increases the danger for school children to reach their Schools on Hidden Valley Drive.
Hidden Valley Community Association has had several meetings with local MLA's and Ward Councillors advocating for a solution to this problem that will not go away. Please contact our local MLA Calgary - Northern Hills, Teresa Woo-Paw (
) for Hanson Ranch residents and MLA Calgary - Foothills, Len Webber (
) for Hidden Valley residents to share your experiences. Please also contact our local Ward 3 Councilor, Jim Stevenson (
) for Hanson Ranch residents and Ward 4 Councillor, Gael MacLeod (
) for Hidden Valley residents to show your concern.
Centre Street Road Construction - Spring 2013
Last Updated on Thursday, 20 June 2013 23:10
Construction on the Centre Street Reconstruction and Transit Priority project began in July 2012 between 42 Avenue and 54 Avenue N. As of November 2012, the construction was mostly complete and four lanes of traffic opened to motorists, as well as bus-only lanes. As was noted at that time, there are some items that will need to be completed this spring.
Construction – east side of Centre Street between McKnight Boulevard and Thorncrest Road
Crews were unable to complete the east section of Centre Street N between McKnight Boulevard and Thorncrest Road, because of weather conditions in late fall 2012. In order to complete this section, crews will close the two east lanes, plus the bus-only lane, between McKnight Boulevard and Thorncrest Road.
Two lanes of traffic will remain open, one lane in each direction.
Construction is scheduled to start the week of April 22nd, but will be dependent on weather and other site conditions. Construction is expected to take six to eight weeks.
Vehicle Safety Reminder
Vehicle Safety in Hidden Valley and Hanson Ranch
A reminder that vehicle theft and vandalism is an ongoing concern within Calgary's communities.
According to the Calgary Police Service, there have been nearly a dozen break-ins within Hidden Valley and Hanson Ranch in the past month alone.
Please remember to lock your vehicles and ensure that your garage doors are shut.
If you see anything suspicious (but not a crime in progress) please contact the CPS non-emergency line at 403-266-1234 or the hearing impaired line at 403-538-6147. If it is an emergency or a crime is in process call 911.
Hidden Valley Community Watch
Police and Community Awareness Program (PCAP)
Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2012 19:10
Police and Community Awareness Program (PCAP)
Turn your telephone into a crime prevention tool and receive police messages through PCAP.
The Police and Community Awareness Program (PCAP) is a free telephone information service that works by automatically calling residents in Calgary and rural areas who subscribe, and playing recorded messages from the police.
PCAP alerts you to important situations such as criminal acts or requests for public assistance in cases such as missing children and other occurrences that require your attention.
PCAP calls between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. If you are unavailable, the system leaves a message on most answering machines, or your number may be redialed after the other homes in your area have been contacted.
The information you receive from PCAP can help protect your family and home and assist the police in protecting your community.
PCAP works by improving communications between police and the community. It is an initiative of Block Watch, sponsored by EnCana Corporation, operated by the Calgary Police Service, and supported by the Federation of Calgary Communitiies.
The success of PCAP depends on your participation in this proven and powerful program. Plus it doesn’t cost a penny to protect yourself with PCAP.
You can register one of three ways:
1) call 645-2990 and clearly state your name, address, and telephone number on the answering machine.)
2) Go to www.calgarypolice.ca and follow the link under “Sections & Units” menu, and the “Crime Prevention Unit” and “PCAP”.
If you require further information about PCAP call the Calgary Police Service Crime Prevention Unit at 403-428-8146.