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A photo of Jasper Avenue when it was opened for people and closed for vehicles during an event in 2019. People walk where usually cars and speed dominate
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Walkability optimists meet critical podcasters

Two advocates pushing council to better pedestrianize Edmonton's downtown offered optimism on "mushy middle" achievements, despite pessimism from the hosts of Episode 250 of Speaking Municipally.

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A council that can't meet adds to its to-do list

While security questions following the Jan. 23 shooting attack at city hall are obvious, the effects will be felt in other ways, too, co-hosts Mack Male and Troy Pavlek observed in Episode 248 of Speaking Municipally.

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Municipal and provincial leaders reduce homeless visibility

Aggressive encampment removals and a triage centre to connect evicted campers with supports may decrease visible homelessness for now, but much work remains to deal with the problem that prompted Edmonton's city council to declare a housing and houselessness emergency.

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Municipal trivia can stump even Jeopardy aces

What do you get when you mix two Edmontonians who have appeared on Jeopardy with the author of The Ultimate Edmonton Trivia Book, as well as a kazoo-played version of the Final Jeopardy theme, for a YEG-themed game of trivia? The answer in the form of a question has got to be "What is the making of a great podcast?"

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A transit station in New York City has a wall-to-wall barrier with turnstile entrances on one side, which are monitored by an employee in a reflective vest.
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Council may turn to turnstiles for transit safety

This week, Coun. Tim Cartmell is set to introduce a motion at council to direct the city to pilot turnstiles at two locations on Edmonton's LRT system as a potential way to address violent crime at stations.

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Council passes budget without playing chicken

Edmonton city councillors last week voted 12 to one to increase property taxes by 6.6% during the 2023-2026 budget adjustment, an outcome that spurred some to explain why they had an apparent change of heart from the last time they debated a budget.

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Vehicles travel along Anthony Henday Drive under a bleak sky.
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UCP bans ring-road radar in Edmonton

The Alberta government is banning photo radar use on ring roads in Edmonton and Calgary, a decision that contradicts policy it previously rolled out for traffic safety.

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Dallas reporters walk Edmonton for street safety tips

Reporters from Dallas, Texas, recently visited Edmonton to learn about the city's Vision Zero efforts and feature them as an example their city can learn from.

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Valley Line opening means resources could be redeployed, transit director says

The opening of the Valley Line Southeast LRT has the potential to improve transit elsewhere in the city, the Edmonton Transit Service's director suggested during a trip on the train with a crew from Speaking Municipally.

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