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After weeks of below average temperatures combined with unprecedented isolation, Edmontonians are desperate to get outside to: walk stroll roll pedal With spring in the air, people are flocking to sidewalks, multi-use paths, and residential streets of our city for some fresh air and exercise. But is Edmonton ready for this? We don’t think so.…

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Reallocating our Streets

We hope to see the City of Edmonton reallocate roadways to provide for safe active transportation for all Edmontonians during the COVID-19.

Paths for People believes all Edmontonians should have access to paths, routes, or sidewalks that provide enough space for us to be physically distant from one another.

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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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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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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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The City of Edmonton’s Urban Planning Committee is reviewing the River Crossing Business Plan on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. River Crossing is located in the geographic heart of Edmonton between the downtown and Old Strathcona areas. The vision for the River Crossing is to reflect the area’s importance to Edmontonians and its special significance to First Nations…

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The Urban Planning Committee is reviewing the Missing Sidewalk Connections Report on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. It includes: a detailed inventory map visually outlining missing sidewalk connections an updated budget action plan for addressing these missing connections   Missing sidewalk connections in the city have been a big issue in our Missing Links Initiative, which we’re…

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Community and Public Services Committee is looking at changing the speed limit on local residential roads from 50 km/hr to 40 km/hr. When the framework came up for discussion on April 24, 2019, we contributed to the call for lower speed limits AND to promote 30 hm/hr in the heart of the city. It’s known…

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