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Moving Forward with the Valley Line West LRT

On December 15th, it will be 10 years since the Valley Line West LRT route was approved. I remember that Council meeting well as I was attending on behalf of the Meadowlark Community League and as a local resident who lives within a block and a half of any of the three routes that were…

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Bus Network Redesign – Improving Transit in Edmonton

In 2014, City Council approved a process to update our Transit Strategy and complete a redesign of our bus network. The last major redesign of our bus network occurred in 1997. To provide some context, the Henday was in the process of being constructed and the community of Lewis Estates, one of the first communities…

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Resolution to our Snow and Ice Control Policy

On September 24th I wrote a post sharing my thoughts on where we were headed on the calcium chloride and winter road/sidewalk maintenance discussion. In that post I shared a motion I put forward which would stop the use of calcium chloride on city roads this winter and ask our Administration to provide a report…

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Snow and Ice Control Policy – Calcium Chloride

It is critical that the City is consistently investigating the best methods and technologies to keep our roads, sidewalks, and trails safe. In the past, the City of Edmonton has used salt as a means to melt ice on the roads and increase traction. This past year, administration started a pilot project using a substance…

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Self-Driving Cars in Edmonton – Closer Than You Think

  On June 11, 2019 the City of Edmonton Urban Planning committee received information on  Automated Vehicle Testing in Edmonton. Autonomous vehicles are also known as driverless cars, self-driving cars, robotic cars or automated vehicles. A fully autonomous vehicle is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. It can detect its surroundings…

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Safer Speeds in Edmonton

The decision Edmonton City Council made on May 15, 2019 will result in a 40km/h speed limit on residential roads within our communities across the city as well as 30km/h speed limit within the YegCoreZone.   While this work will take a few months, I want to share why I supported lowering the speed limit…

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Smarter Parking In Edmonton

If there is an opportunity for the government to give more autonomy to businesses without negatively impacting others – we should take it. In a recent City of Edmonton survey, 60% said they would like an “Open Option Parking” which allows homeowners and businesses to choose the amount of parking that best meets their needs.…

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Speed Limit Outcomes: Simple and Consistent

At Edmonton’s City Council, speed limits have been front of mind. Considering the ever-evolving discussions surrounding road safety, I want to provide a summary of what has been discussed so far and what may come forward during the City Council meeting next week. If you haven’t had a chance to read through my most recent…

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The City Plan: Building a Vision for Mobility

Edmonton is currently preparing a new City Plan which will replace all of the existing Ways Plans and will represent our provincially required Municipal Development Plan (currently The Way We Grow) and Transportation Master Plan (currently The Way We Move). The new City Plan is on track to be completed by mid-2020 and will be…

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Fast Speeds, Slow Solutions

Last April, there was a motion put forward to complete further analysis on what speed our roads should be set at. This includes local roads, arterial roads, and collector roads. Nearly a year later, the report is coming back but unfortunately it appears the work that has been requested has not been completed.   Previous…

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