All posts by: Gillian Rutherford

Don’t let construction keep you at home

From 104 Avenue to 97 Street to 105 Street… it seems like wherever you turn in Downtown Edmonton these days, there’s a road or lane closure due to construction. Twenty-five cranes are literally tr...

Young men and seniors at risk on our roads – even as pedestrians

Any insurance adjuster will tell you that the two most expensive groups of people to insure are young males and seniors.   This is related to higher collisions statistics among the former and higher...

The Most Dangerous Day to Cross the Street

As the old song goes, everybody’s working for the weekend.  But before you head home for your hard-earned break, here’s a pop quiz:  Which day of the week is the most dangerous time to cross the...

Keeping Pedestrians Safe

“Look the driver in the eye!” That’s what I taught my three sons to do when they were learning to cross the street. Yes, cross at a marked crosswalk.  Yes, wait for the light to change.  No, d...

Why Photo Radar?

So why does the City of Edmonton use photo radar? That question keeps bubbling up in Edmonton, as predictable as snow on Halloween. You’ve probably noticed the vans parked on commuter routes across ...

Auditor’s report shows Edmonton’s streets are getting safer

The Office of the City Auditor has just posted its review of one of Edmonton’s most important traffic safety tools: Automated Photo Enforcement. From a public safety perspective, the headline is on ...

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