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Essential funding for Edmonton sidewalks

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…

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Missing Links letter for residents

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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Continue to use brine on key active transportation corridors

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 to: innovations climate…

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All for the River Crossing Business Plan

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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Apply to be nominated for the Paths For People Board

Being a member of Paths for People’s board means you play a key role in determining the direction and activities Paths for People undertakes. [ full description of Board Member roles and responsibilities ] Fill out the form below if you are interested in applying to be nominated for the board elections. Deadline to submit an application: September…

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A promising start – Missing Sidewalk Connections Report

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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Support for 30 km/hr speed limit in city core

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 as…

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Improve 109 Street Cycling Connections

The city report for Cycling Facilities and Cycling Connections: 109 Street looking at the feasibility of bike lanes in the Garneau / McKernan / Parkallen communities was discussed on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the Urban Planning Committee. We were there and spoke to it. (We’ve been following this project closely and previously spoke in committee…

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DAY THREE

Highlights from the third and final day for the Winter Cycling Congress – shared by the two University of Alberta students attending the Calgary event with the help of P4P bursaries:   Mary Bachynsky’s takeaways 1. A cycling nation is ALSO a satisfying place to drive From Melissa and Chris Bruntlett‘s keynote presentation, Building the Cycling City, the pair presented…

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DAY TWO

The second day for two University of Alberta students attending the Winter Cycling Congress (with the help of P4P bursaries). Here are their insights from the day:   Mary Bachynsky’s takeaways 1. Look beyond human error factors in traffic safety From Don Kostelec‘s presentation Everything your traffic safety office told you was wrong, Don debunked…

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