Traffic Management

Getting to Rogers Place 101

On July 13, the City of Edmonton and Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) hosted over 100 people in an information session providing Downtown residents and businesses with parking and traffic plans, as we...

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...

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...

Get there faster. Slow down!

Wai Cheung is about to try the seemingly impossible, get drivers on the Whitemud Freeway to move faster – by slowing down. Wai’s a technical specialist with the City of Edmonton’s Transportation...

Innovative approach pays off with major truck movement strategy

Staying on top of Edmonton’s amazing industrial and commercial growth is critical to transportation planners, because if goods and services can’t flow easily on our roads, the impact on our econom...

Eyes on intersections: doing more (with less) for better traffic flow

Remember the days when City staff in parked cars counted traffic movements in person, or used mechanical counters connected to rubber hoses stretching across the road? That was then, and this is now, ...

Asphalt Science and the Holey Roads

We heart Edmonton. We hate potholes. We hate the molar-loosening, coffee spilling, compound-curse- word-inspiring experience of driving — ba-BAM! — over an unseen Edmonton pothole. Potholes mar ou...

Edmonton’s Cutting Edge Traffic Management

The task was two-fold: create a video promoting Edmonton to an international audience of thousands, while at the same time explaining the most cutting-edge aspect of the City’s Intelligent Transport...

Carpool Week: Share the Ride and Win!

Carpool Week October 24 to 28, 2011 Carpooling, even once a week, could save you more than 10% of your commuting costs and a lot of traffic aggravation. You can save money on gas, parking and vehicle ...

Safety for Motorists and Cyclists

The City of Edmonton has launched a campaign to help motorists and cyclists learn to play nice. As the City completes the construction of 21 kilometers of new on-street bike routes to help people choo...

Confessions of a Driveaholic

Three months ago I started a new job at the City of Edmonton. I’m part of a new team working to encourage Edmontonians to change the way we get around the city – to leave the car keys behind and t...

Go Car Free to Support Active & Eco-mobility

Many scowl at summer construction season, a time when slow downs and detours impact our regular commute to work and play. But instead of using negative energy, why not look for the up-side? I view thi...

The Way We Move Challenge

Over the past month my co-workers and I have been working on a special project. We had been asked to participate with the TELUS World of Science exhibition Wings, Wheels & Waves, A LEGO® World o...

Sharing The Way We Move

How looking at how you get to work can save your cash, your environment and even your health Many of us are used to the convenience of our personal vehicles, and the concept of freedom and independenc...

Getting Ready for Car-Free Day

One of the interesting things about ecomobility (getting around via people powered options) is that many of the people who do it are not thinking about being more environmentally friendly. During the ...

Dawson Bridge – My favourite route into the downtown core

I can sympathize with those people inconvenienced by the closure of the Dawson Bridge. I began using it myself when I moved to Edmonton twenty years ago, finding it a fast and relatively congestion-fr...

The Way We Move

The past year or two has seen a real shift in the emphasis the Transportation Department, City Council, and public are placing on thinking about our personal impact and the impact that the design of o...

What do we mean by active transportation?

So exactly what is active transportation? Simply speaking, it is any mode of transportation that you power with your own body. It is the most basic element of any transportation system. Walking, cycli...

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