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Over the past month, we’ve been surveying our membership regarding the potential return of shared streets, re-allocated roadways, and lane expansions. Haven’t had the chance to fill it out yet? Here’s a link to do so. First, some definitions! Shared streets are entire streets where vehicle traffic is slowed using signage and pylons. All modes…

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On February 17, 2021 Paths for People spoke to members of the City of Edmonton Community and Public Services Committee regarding potential Traffic Bylaw changes to identify bicycle safety passing protocols. In the meeting, Committee unanimously passed a motion directing administration to amend the Traffic Bylaw to add the safe passing distance requirement. We will…

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Late in 2020, the City of Edmonton released a concept design for the reconstruction of Gateway Boulevard from University Avenue to Whyte Avenue. Gateway Boulevard is one of the key entrance points to our city and it has functioned as a main arterial road for several decades. It also intersects with Whyte Avenue, Edmonton’s premiere…

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On December 3, 2020, Paths for People spoke to City Council regarding the Fall 2020 Supplemental Budget Adjustments. This process is a key checkpoint within the City of Edmonton’s four-year budget cycle to re-prioritize municipal spending. Paths for People advocated that the City focus on low-cost, high-impact active transportation projects. We also called for the…

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Safe Mobility Strategy

On December 1, 2020, Paths for People spoke to members of Edmonton City Council regarding the Safe Mobility Strategy. This strategy is an update to the Road Safety Strategy from 2016, which was Edmonton’s first strategy to work towards Vision Zero. Vision Zero is the City’s goal to save lives and eliminate serious injuries in…

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On November 9, 2020, Paths for People spoke to members of Edmonton City Council regarding the Community Energy Transition Strategy. This strategy is a risk management strategy designed to make Edmonton an energy sustainable city. Paths for People advocated for prioritizing the development of a robust active transportation network within this Strategy. Good afternoon. Paths…

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40 km/h default speed limit

On November 4, 2020, Paths for People wrote to City Council regarding implementing a default speed limit of 40 km/h on all residential streets and some main streets in Edmonton. Council voted in favour of moving to a 40 km/h default speed limit. Paths for People looks forward to continuing to build an Edmonton that…

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We know our cash-strapped City wants to save some money, so we have an idea: Rebuild Saskatchewan Drive between 109 Street and 104 Street for short and long term savings. This means reducing the scale of the Duggan Bridge Rehabilitation in the short term. The City plans to rehabilitate Saskatchewan Drive over the coming years,…

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We know our cash-strapped City wants to save some money, so we have an idea: Postpone the planned renewal of 105 Avenue between 109 and 116 Streets Construction is set to begin this summer and continue for the next three years. Why hit pause? The current design and project plan are deeply flawed, making the…

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