Category Archives: Sustainability

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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Let’s End Poverty in Edmonton

DECEMBER 2013 Around this time of year, we often reflect on how fortunate we are — to maintain our health and to live in a prosperous city with opportunity. However, throughout Edmonton there is a large population of those who … Continue reading

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City borrowing to build is ‘smart debt’

There are a number of misconceptions about the city’s budget that I would like to clarify. First, the city is not legally allowed to run a deficit in our operating budget, meaning we cannot take on debt to run the … 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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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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Renewable Energy Possibilities for the City of Edmonton

29 June 2012   We are increasingly more energy efficient as a city.  However, the new Renewable Energy Taskforce Report suggests we can do more.  Supporting renewable energy development will not only reduce our operations costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) … Continue reading

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