Category Archives: Safety

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

Posted in Mature Neighbourhoods, Roads, Safety, Sustainability, Walkable Edmonton | Comments Off

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

Posted in Mature Neighbourhoods, Roads, Safety, Sustainability, Walkable Edmonton, Winter City | Comments Off

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

Posted in Bike, Learning, Mature Neighbourhoods, Roads, Safety, Sustainability, Walkable Edmonton | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Bike, Recreation, Roads, Safety, Transit | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Bike, Recreation, Roads, Safety, Sustainability, Transit, Walkable Edmonton | Comments Off

Edmonton Magazine’s ‘Best Neighbourhoods’ List Gives Ward 8 Some Bragging Rights

1 August, 2012 Edmonton-based Avenue Magazine released their first annual poll results of Edmonton’s best neighbourhoods, according to its readers.  Strathcona tops the list, while Garneau, Cloverdale, and Belgravia all won mentions in the best places to live in Edmonton. Four … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, Mature Neighbourhoods, Parks, Safety, Walkable Edmonton | Comments Off

Summer Storm Update from the City of Edmonton

26 July, 2012 City of Edmonton Storm Information Update – July 25, 2012 Environment Canada reports that Edmonton’s average rainfall in July is 90 mm. Some areas of Edmonton have already had double the average rainfall. In south and west … Continue reading

Posted in Bike, Neighbourhood Renewal, Parks, Safety | Comments Off

City Council Roundup for the Week of July 16 – 20, 2012

23 July, 2012 City Council is on summer recess now, but here are the highlights (from the City of Edmonton website) of their last week of meetings before the break: Council approves schematic arena design City Council approved the schematic design … Continue reading

Posted in Arena, Downtown, Safety | Comments Off

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

Posted in Downtown, Roads, Safety, Transit | Comments Off

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

Posted in Public Involvement, Roads, Safety, Walkable Edmonton | Comments Off