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With the budget being approved in mid-December, it’s time to think about next steps! We applaud the City’s move to implement $100 million worth of active transportation infrastructure over the next budget cycle. This is an investment in local transportation options and recreation that will benefit Edmontonians across the city. As an advocate for safer,…

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Edmonton City Council will soon be making important decisions regarding the 4-year budget cycle. Over the course of November and December, members of City Council will deliberate and discuss how we go about paying to build the city that we envision for ourselves in the City Plan, the Bike Plan, and many other strategic planning…

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This fall, Edmonton City Council is facing one of the most important active transportation decisions to-date. We are writing this post to explain what’s happening next! First released in 2020, the City of Edmonton Bike Plan, laid out what active transportation infrastructure in Edmonton should look like – paths, programming, end-of-trip facilities, and more. City…

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We’re midway along an important process working towards actually building safer, more liveable streets across Edmonton. Paths for People is very excited about the opportunity Edmonton has to build a significant expansion of our biking infrastructure for biking. Administration has produced 4 options for Committee to review. To translate this table to the map below,…

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On August 23, 2022, Paths for People spoke to City Council regarding updates to the City’s report on its Curbside Management Strategy. This strategy is an exciting opportunity to more efficiently and effectively use public road space to support community needs and goals. Parking space is a key component of our public roadway system; it’s…

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On August 9, 2022, Paths for People wrote to City Council regarding updates to the City’s report on “pedestrian through zones” (PTZs). This report is an exciting exploration of using design to make crossings safer for folks walking or rolling. PTZs include infrastructure like raised and continuous crossings. We applaud the report’s emphasis on safety…

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95 Avenue from 163 Street to 189 Street will undergo renewal next summer. Learn more here on the City’s website. Currently, the City plans on renewing the streets and sidewalks, as well as adding a shared-use path on the south side of the street. This is a step in the right direction and achieves some of…

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On Monday June 13, Council voted narrowly in favour of opening up a small portion of 102 Avenue to people as a pilot. This vote was embedded within a very busy and fraught week for Council regarding safety in the core of our City. We appreciate their time and thoughtful discussion on the matter. Going…

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On May 30, 2022, Paths for People wrote to City Council regarding updates to the City’s approach to sidewalk maintenance. This is an important opportunity to update our communities approach to ensuring our transportation system works for all modes in all seasons. Council will contemplate moving forward with process changes in June 2022. We will…

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Over January to March 2022, we connected with every member of Edmonton’s City Council to introduce our organization and our vision. The conversations we had were positive and give us hope that this council will take bold action when it comes to building safer, more livable streets that provide Edmontonians with transportation options. Based on…

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