Recent stories about transportation

Coun. Michael Janz, dressed in sandals, shorts and a T-shirt, gestures at a row of four electric cargo bikes.
city council cycling

Secure parking considered as e-bike popularity grows

Edmontonians are clamouring to become electric-bike users, says Coun. Michael Janz, but they'll need more secure parking to keep their pricey pedals safe.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Plan Last Passenger Run On Historic Rail Link"
history railways

A moment in history: May 31, 1952

On this day 71 years ago, Edmonton's littlest railway was preparing to see its final passenger train.

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Signs encouraging drivers to slow down and communicating the 40 km/h speed limit
city council parking

Podcast provides parking context

Episode 212 of Speaking Municipally looks at the context surrounding neighbourhood renewal work in Ottewell and its impact on parking.

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An Edmonton Transit Service LRT train on street-level tracks in downtown Edmonton on a blue-sky day in late winter
transit transportation

Transit Camp aims to mobilize bus and LRT champions

A city councillor is hoping to create a sense of community for Edmonton's transit users by convening Transit Camp, a day-long exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing public transportation.

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A map of Edmonton with hundreds of orange dots scattered over it, indicating the locations of city-maintained sandboxes
transportation engagement

City seeks input on sandbox program for ice control

The City of Edmonton wants to know whether it should scale back, maintain, or beef up its community sandbox program, which is the largest of its kind in Canada.

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Fallen barricades at the mouth of 102 Avenue downtown
city council podcast

Podcast ponders whether council will close 102 Avenue to cars

A stretch of road downtown that city council wants to turn into a pedestrian-friendly corridor and administration would prefer to keep open to cars may emerge from limbo as early as Feb. 21.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "AUTOS HIT STREET CARS: Many Collisions Reported Sunday"
history transit

A moment in history: Feb. 8, 1926

On this day 97 years ago, Edmonton's transit system was dealing with the aftermath of three separate collisions between cars and streetcars.

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A man wearing a red jacket riding a bicycle in the winter with snow surrounding the bike lane
city council budget

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
region city council

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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