Walking

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...

Dancin’ on a rainbow!

Have you had a chance to check out Edmonton’s brightest new additions? The temporary rainbow crosswalks were installed last week to show the City’s support for the Pride festival. Strategically pl...

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...

Walk Edmonton Lays Out New Direction in Urban Wayfinding

If you find yourself lost on city streets, the City of Edmonton’s Walk Edmonton initiative is offering you a map. Several, in fact. The maps, installed into signs in between Churchill Square and...

1-Day-a-Week Pledge Campaign Takes Off with Balloon Installation

This morning the City launched its 1-Day-a-Week Pledge campaign with a balloon installation at Old Strathcona’s Wilbert McIntyre Park gazebo. The event coincides with the city’s Environment Week k...

Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist who championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building.  Jacobs saw cities as ecosystems that had their own logic and dynamism which w...

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 Think

I have great neighbours. They invite us for dinner, watch our home while we’re away – they are always there to help. In my neighbourhood, we are big car users. The shops are far away so it’s not...

Heads up! Pay Attention.

The final video installment in our Heads Up campaign reminds Edmontonians to avoid distractions so they can focus their full attention on getting to their destination safely. There seems to be growing...

Heads Up at Intersections!

The third video installment in our Heads Up campaign reminds pedestrians to keep their heads up at intersections, so that they can pay careful attention to the signals. There can be confusion amongst ...

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...

Heads up! Be predictable.

The second video installment in our Heads Up campaign reminds pedestrians to be predictable. Being predictable means crossing the street at intersections and crosswalks, and never jaywalking. It can b...

Heads Up! Crossing with Care

The first video instalment in our Heads Up campaign reminds pedestrians to cross with care. Crossing with care means never making assumptions about what others will do. Just because you have the right...

Pedestrian Safety Campaign Kicks Off

Heads Up Edmonton! Did you know that a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a vehicle, on average, once every day on our streets? Or that 64% of these pedestrians were in an intersection or cros...

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 ...

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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