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Moving forward with data-driven, evidence-based speed limits

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…

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Minimum passing distance makes roads safer for everyone

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…

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David Engwicht : Creatively Reframing & Reclaiming Public Space

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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Businesses supporting active transportation

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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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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