Transportation

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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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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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A map the recommended concept for the intersection of 75 Street and 101 Avenue
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Proposed redesign of 101 Avenue creates danger, say cyclists

Some cyclists say proposed changes to the intersection of 101 Avenue and 75 Street are unsafe. The Edmonton Bike Coalition is holding a protest northeast of the intersection on June 18 to draw attention to the problems and suggest what a safe intersection for biking and walking would look like.

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A Bike Index registration sticker on the seat tube of a green bike
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Stolen bike recovery climbing thanks to online registry

Bike Index, the non-profit bike registry that makes it easier to reunite cyclists with their stolen bikes, appears to be more popular in Edmonton than anywhere else in Canada.

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A stacked column chart showing estimated roadway lane kilometres in Edmonton from 2010 to 2022, with a big jump from 2021 to 2022, largely due to alleyways being included
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Apparent jump in snow-clearing kilometres not all that it seems

Earlier this year, city administration reported that the snow removal budget had gone down 14% since 2017, while during the same time there was a 21% increase in roadway lane kilometres being serviced. But how has Edmonton added a fifth of its lanes to the network in a single budget cycle? The answer has more to do with what is being counted than with how Edmonton has grown.

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E-scooters from the company Spin lined up on 104 Street
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Edmonton introduces new rules for e-scooter providers

Edmontonians will have to wait a little longer for the return of electric scooters in 2022. This year, the city has introduced a competitive procurement process and is limiting the number of approved providers to two.

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