High River shows how any city can reduce car dependency

High River is recovering from the 2013 flood and its new walkable downtown has transformed the community. Woonerfs, new plantings, and comfortable places to hang out have set the stage for a vibrant space full of buskers and farmers market vendors.

Mayor Craig Snodgrass says that at first he was skeptical, but since then, he's done a complete 180. "You can do it, and I don’t care if you’re High River, Calgary, or Cayley, Alberta. You can do it—and it’s the right thing to do.”

Read about High River's downtown revitalization and how O2's work made a big difference to the town in this Calgary Metro article. More information can also be found on the project page of our website.

Photo by Jeremy Klaszus/Metro.