Transportation

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A man wearing a red jacket riding a bicycle in the winter with snow surrounding the bike lane
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Budget deliberations continue following $100M for Edmonton Bike Plan

Voting on more than 60 amendments to the proposed 2023-2026 capital budget began on Friday, with city council approving $100 million for the implementation of the Edmonton Bike Plan.

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Elected officials from the Edmonton region hold up Arc cards in front of three buses
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Electronic fare payments come to transit in the Edmonton region

Transit riders in the Edmonton region can now use Arc, the new electronic fare payment system that has been in the works for nearly two decades.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "City may build new steel bridge: Would supplant wooden structure over Latta Ravine"
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A moment in history: Oct. 12, 1914

On this day 88 years ago, Edmonton's city council was getting creative in its attempt to build a new bridge over Latta Ravine.

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Passengers embarking and disembarking from an ETS bus marked "Charter" near Churchill Square
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Express bus from airport to downtown seen as business boost

An express bus from the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to downtown could become a reality if city council approves the idea during the upcoming 2023-2026 budget deliberations.

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Cover art for Speaking Municipally, featuring a cartoon turnip in front of Edmonton's City Hall
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Speaking Municipally considers proposed bike lane expansion

Episode 192 of Taproot's civic affairs podcast takes a look at urban planning committee's decision to consider a couple of options for rapidly expanding Edmonton's bike lane network.

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A bike lane flanked by a road and sidewalk
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Coming up at council: Sept. 26-30, 2022

This week, community and public services committee will meet on Monday, with a continuation scheduled for Tuesday morning. Urban planning committee will meet on Tuesday afternoon, executive committee will meet on Wednesday, and the code of conduct subcommittee will meet on Thursday afternoon.

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A chart outlining the health effects of noise exposure, leading to cardiovascular disease
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More than an annoyance, traffic noise is a matter of public health

As city councillors consider a report on excess vehicle noise this week, it's worth noting that noise pollution is more than an annoyance; decades of research suggest it is a major public health problem.

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Taproot Edmonton's Bloom podcast, brought to you by Innovate Edmonton
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Bloom: Driving growth while saving lives with connected trucks

Episode 24 of Taproot's podcast about innovation in Edmonton features a conversation with Brian Heath, CEO of Drivewyze, a company that is intent on growing here even though most of its customers are in the United States.

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A semi truck with the banner "oversize load" on the front drives past sensor equipment at an inspection station along a highway
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Clean Air Strategic Alliance aims to find out what trucks are emitting

Machines will be shooting beams of light through the exhaust plumes of heavy-duty trucks along Alberta highways this summer to measure emissions, gathering the last bits of data needed for a report on how to reduce the environmental impact of the transportation sector.

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