Transportation

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E-scooters from the company Spin lined up on 104 Street
Brief

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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Machines involved in snow and ice control in Edmonton parked on the street
Brief

Coming up at council: April 25-29, 2022

Snow and ice control is up for discussion, council will receive an update on homelessness and encampments, the Canada Permanent Building could be designated as a historic municipal resource, and the city said its investment funds did well in 2021.

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Newspaper clippings with the headline "River Valley Use Disputed"
Brief

A moment in history: April 13, 1963

On this day 59 years ago, a showdown was brewing within the city government over the fate of the river valley, culminating in a big fight over a plan to build half a dozen freeways through the middle of the city.

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A woman jogs beside a cyclist on a bridge that curves over the river valley
News

100 Street Pedestrian Bridge — gorgeous addition or sop to car culture?

The city is seeking public input on three proposed designs for the 100 Street Pedestrian Bridge, which is intended to "provide an accessible space for pedestrians and cyclists, without impacting vehicle traffic."

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "City history gets mixed treatment from council"
Brief

A moment in history: March 16, 1978

On this day in 1978, Edmonton's city council was considering a plea from the Edmonton Voters Association to save the rail station at 109 Street and Jasper Avenue from demolition.

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Cars parked in a surface lot in downtown Edmonton
News

Downtown workers would like cheaper parking, but consider the costs, says planner

A survey for the Edmonton Downtown Business Association found that 60% of workers view the availability of discounted parking as a factor that would increase the likelihood of them choosing to return to work downtown. But while discounting parking or making it free may seem like an attractive solution to reinvigorate the heart of the city, it's not that simple, explained urban planner Neal LaMontagne.

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Photo radar on 132 Avenue at 103 Street
News

City kept in the dark ahead of provincial changes to photo radar

Alberta introduced new guidelines to govern photo radar enforcement in the province last week, but the City of Edmonton didn't know some of them were coming.

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Two men with a truck marked USN under a headline Seattle to Alaska Trucks Reach City
Brief

A moment in history: Dec. 2, 1946

On this day 75 years ago, a convoy of trucks from Seattle passed through Edmonton on their way to the Alaska Highway, a road whose development forever changed our city.

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Andrew Knack in a blue suit, taking the oath, and Erin Rutherford in a purple blazer, speaking to an array of media microphones
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Meet the councillors: Andrew Knack and Erin Rutherford to tackle transportation

The latest episode of Speaking Municipally hears from the dean of the current council and a newcomer about their plans for the next four years.

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