The City of Edmonton has a Smart Roads plan that works to move goods and people as efficiently as possible. Smart traffic signals are being tested and implemented in cities across North America. Some test cities like Pittsburgh are incorporating signals that can communicate with each other, adjust on-demand, and provide real-time data. The results of the pilot to…

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A motion was put forth today for administration to provide a report on the Valley Line LRT extension to West Edmonton. The intent of the report is to compare costs between BRT and LRT for the Valley Line West and will be made available in March. Here are my thoughts on bus rapid transit (BRT)…

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Edmonton’s transit needs are changing and will continue to change as our city grows. The transit needs of Edmontonians don’t stop at our transit hubs, or outside the Henday. Therefore earlier today I put forward the following notice of motion to explore how we might be able to use emerging transportation technology in Edmonton: Preamble:…

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The approved budget for Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) in 2017 was over $364 million which makes it the single largest budget item for the City of Edmonton. The revenue from fares cover approximately $141 million which means over $220 million of the ETS budget is covered through our tax dollars. Whether you use transit today…

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Of the 1,175 kms of back alley roads here in Edmonton, two-thirds are listed in poor or very poor condition. This is something I’ve heard from residents both while campaigning and during my time as Councillor. I would suggest it’s the most common complaint our office receives and yet it’s one that did not have…

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What is an Automated Vehicle? Automated vehicles (AVs) are those in which at least some aspects of a safety-critical control function (ex: steering, throttle, or braking) occur without direct driver input. Source: NHTSA Preliminary Statement of Policy Concerning Automated Vehicles (May 30, 2013)  Currently, partial automation is available with some reports suggesting commercial availability of…

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On February 21, Financial and Corporate Services presented their report to City Council on the funding option for the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Project and sought to gain budget approval for next steps.  This project aims to improve the operational capacity and level of service that this corridor provides by upgrading to a freeway with 6…

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On Tuesday October 11th, City Council unanimously voted in favour of a minimum bike grid for our downtown core. As bike lanes have been the most common issue raised over the last three years, I want to provide some additional information about where we have come from and where we are headed in 2017. Bike Lane…

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As you may have heard, the Federal government recently announced they will be contributing $143.9 million towards Edmonton’s transit projects.  This is great news for Edmonton as part of the funding will be spent on LRT expansion, with priority set for the Valley Line Stage 2 West (Downtown to Lewis Farms). These funds, along with…

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