Category Archives: Roads

Speeding versus community livability

May 2014 I have heard much concern on the issue of speed limits, and photo radar over the past few months. While we all need to get from point A to point B quickly, efficiently and safely, it is important … Continue reading

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The Winter Parking Conundrum

Three years ago, the winter streets of Edmonton rarely saw a full cycle of neighbourhood blading. At that time, citizens were quite vocal that the general policy of ‘freeze it where it falls until it thaws,’ was not sufficient. In … Continue reading

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Rules of the winter-free road

The City of Edmonton is proud to launch the third season of our bike awareness and education campaign, “Let’s Get There Together.” This campaign encourages cyclists and motorists to watch out for each other and share the road, to ensure … Continue reading

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Roadways in Mature Neighbourhoods

The following article was written by Ben Henderson for Ward 8 community newsletters. Councillor Ben Henderson ~ Roadways in Mature Neighbourhoods As the weather warms up and we all flock outside, we are greeted not just by signs of spring … Continue reading

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Better Bike Infrastructure

5 September, 2012 “Last Friday I joined a group of 300 or more cyclists who gathered to mourn the death of Isaak Kornelsen, the cyclist who had been killed the previous Monday while cycling on Whyte Avenue. I  think there … Continue reading

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Bike Corrals near Whyte Ave Just in Time for Fringe

24 August, 2012 The four bike corrals installed along Whyte Ave are a hit!  Ben was on hand to unveil the City’s three-month pilot project just in time for the Fringe Festival, and so far the response has been overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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Downtown Construction Map

18 July, 2012 The City heard your feedback about the inconveniences of having too many road construction projects on at once last summer.  The Transportation Department has worked at better coordinating construction this year so the projects are spaced out. … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Speed Reduction Policy Still a Possibility

July 5, 2012 Cllr. Henderson worked to get the issue of neighbourhood speed reduction policy back on Council’s agenda after it was shot down in Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  On July 4, Council passed the proposal 8-5 to ask Administration … Continue reading

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Building Great Neighbourhoods in 2012

May 15, 2012 City invests $215 million in infrastructure projects this year The City of Edmonton is investing $215 million in a total of 76 neighbourhoods in 2012 to renew and replace neighbourhood infrastructure and enhance community connections and overall … Continue reading

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Snow Season Approaches – Nov 2011

Snow Season Approaches November 2011 It may still be autumn, but winter is fast approaching and many people have expressed concerns to me over issues that arose last snow season regarding winter road maintenance. During the summer, City Council approved … Continue reading

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