Transportation

Downtown Walks the Talk

Inspired by the Streets for People Walkability Symposium and free public lecture taking place later this month, we’re taking a closer look at what makes Downtown walkable. What makes a street enjoya...

Filling Potholes: It Boils Down to ‘Gut Feel’

Edmontonians are cursed with hundreds of thousands of potholes every year, and to the folks who fix them, it seems like there are the same number of salespeople hawking the perfect repair product. “...

Vision Zero: Setting sights on superior safety

Edmonton is taking a giant leap – even further than it already has – toward its goal of achieving serious reductions in traffic injury or fatality collisions. In the coming months, you’re going ...

Things to know before catching a ride in Edmonton

Need to catch a ride in Edmonton? You now have more options to get from point A to point B. Edmonton’s new Vehicle for Hire Bylaw, which took effect on March 1, clears the way for Private Transport...

Fleet Services overview group pays dividends

Maintaining a fleet of more than 5,000 vehicles – including cars, trucks, street sweepers, tractors, Fire Rescue and EPS riverboats, trailers, ride-on mowers and much more – requires a whole lot o...

Sustainable Urban Integration – Connecting Edmonton to its Routes

Edmontonians have a lot to be proud of – from our tight-knit communities, to our exciting, year-round festivals or our 150 kilometers of tranquil river valley trails, there’s lots of reasons why ...

Winter Cycling in Edmonton – A Surprisingly Warm and Lovely Experience!

When I first moved to Edmonton I had never heard of the concept of cycling in the winter. When I saw people biking with snow on the ground I thought they were crazy. But, a wise friend once told me  ...

Fleet Safety Officers’ goal is to educate

The driver of the small City of Edmonton flatbed utility truck must have had a panic attack when he saw Fleet Safety Officer Steve Pedersen standing in the middle of 95th Street, waving him over. Stev...

New bridge is personal to construction project manager

To thousands of people driving on the old Walterdale Bridge past its replacement’s construction site, what they manage to glimpse is merely a complex construction project in progress. And to very ...

Imagine Jasper Avenue – What’s your vision?

Jasper Avenue is Edmonton’s main street. It is more than a road; it’s also a place, a link between the West End and Downtown communities, and a destination that is used by a variety of people for ...

Approval logjam-break enabled Pride crosswalks

One might think that painting rainbows on a few City crosswalks to recognize Pride Day might have been a difficult concept to ‘sell’ to upper management. It was, actually. But not for the reasons...

Speeding up by slowing down: it works!

A collaborative relationship between the City of Edmonton and one of Canada’s three university smart transportation laboratories continues to pay off for Edmonton drivers. Wai Cheung, Edmonton Tran...

How public involvement helped determine the Valley Line route

When the City was in the early stages of planning the Valley Line LRT there were a wide number of route options available, each with its pluses and minuses. In order to select the most logical path fo...

Smart Bus technology just keeps on coming!

Edmonton Transit has taken one more step in the direction of making that bitterly cold mid-winter wait for your bus a thing of the past. Smart Bus technology now offers riders the ability to know when...

Traffic signal control going wireless

The City of Edmonton’s Traffic Operations Branch has taken the first steps in a big leap into the future that will see the conversion of most of its traffic signals to a wireless control system. Cur...

City’s on front edge of smart vehicle technology

It must be hard for Wai Cheung to drive a normal vehicle on normal roads knowing, as he does, what an incredible leap forward that cars and traffic control systems are so close to taking. Wai is the C...

Summer’s no down-time for Fleet Services bus technicians

You’d be forgiven if you thought that during the summer school break, when ETS needs 150 fewer buses each day, that service technicians would enjoy a more ‘relaxed’ workload. Not so. Despite the...

Firefighters getting the green light(s) for better response times

When Tyler Ryan is piloting a huge fire truck carrying 2 tons of water and a heavy inventory of emergency equipment through the full bloom of rush-hour traffic on 170th Street, there’s nothing he ha...

Metro Line opening September 6

The Metro Line is opening to public service on Sunday, September 6, 2015. This new LRT extension between downtown and NAIT has been a long time coming, and it’s bringing significant changes to Edmon...

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