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Manasc Isaac Architects has had the same home in downtown Edmonton for more than 20 years. Over the building’s lifetime it has been retrofitted, as part of their longstanding commitment to green transportation and employee health. Manasc Isaac is known as a green building pioneer, centring their work on making the world a better place.…

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At the Community and Public Services Committee on February 26, the City of Edmonton has the opportunity to finally move forward on new data-driven, evidence-based speed limit regulations to help us achieve Vision Zero goals. TIME FOR THE SPEED CHANGE Paths for People has been a part of this multi-year discussion, advocating for street speeds…

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The City of Edmonton may introduce bylaw changes which could afford cyclists and drivers a safer experience on our roads. During the council meeting scheduled February 3-5 2020, Councillor Henderson is introducing a motion regarding safe passing distances between vehicles and bicycles. WHAT THE BYLAW CHANGES WILL DO These bylaw changes will further solidify provisions…

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WE’RE EXCITED TO PRESENT DAVID ENGWICHT, THE BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA-BASED SOCIAL INNOVATOR AND A SIGNIFICANT INTERNATIONAL LEADER IN PLACEMAKING AND URBAN PLANNING. His public talk will explore his distinctive approach to transportation tie-ups and frustrations not as a design problem but social and cultural problems. Come get challenged and inspired by the Creative Communities‘ director to…

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WHAT BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE HELPING EDMONTONIANS TO GET INTO ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION? Share about local places supporting and encouraging their employees and others to walk, cycle and roll. Does an employer provide showers and a locker room for runners and cyclists? Do you know of an organization that has secure bike parking? Is there a…

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The $10 million earmarked to fill missing sidewalk connections across Edmonton is at risk of being cut from the budget. The decision is expected on Thursday, December 5 as part of the City Council meeting for Non-Statutory Public Hearing and Budget Adjustment. WHAT YOU CAN DO: 1) SEND AN EMAIL Send a message to city…

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Councillor NAME FOR YOUR WARD In the upcoming budget adjustment discussions, I urge you not to cut funding for active-transportation projects, and, in particular, to carry through with the Urban Planning Committee’s June 2019 recommendation to spend $10 million to fill in missing sidewalk connections. Sidewalks are one of the most essential pieces of low-carbon…

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Enbridge Centre is a 25-storey, 551,208-square-foot, LEED® Gold Certified office building. It was completed in August 2016, incorporating the original brick facade of the century-old Kelly and Ramsey buildings. As a part of the redevelopment, the building owners made sure to create facilities to foster community amongst the different tenants and help them integrate active…

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ISL Engineering and Land Services is a consulting firm of engineers and land services professionals working in transportation, land and water projects for both public and private sectors. As of 2020, the south central Edmonton office (map) has a half dozen free amenities to support employees getting into active transportation, as part of the company’s…

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Paths for People is really encouraged by the Snow and Ice Control Pilot Project that the City has undertaken. We all know that winter is a significant part of our reality in Edmonton and it poses more challenges for those walking, rolling and cycling. We also know that approaches to winter maintenance is evolving due…

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