Transportation

Vision Zero Hero

Last month, Traffic Safety Analyst Tazul Islam, PhD,  flew to Washington, D.C., to receive international recognition for a paper he wrote titled Before-After Safety Evaluation using Full Bayesian Mac...

Get in gear! Edmonton has a new bike path

Edmonton’s newest bike path is now open. Located on the north side of 102  Avenue, the path runs west from the Groat Road bridge all the way to 136 Street. This is the first section of a planne...

New bike routes, new markings

We’ve heard some questions recently on social media regarding the use of white square pavement markings at shared-use path (SUP) crossings along the new SUP on 102 Avenue and wanted to provide s...

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...

New Public Art connects Edmonton to locations around the globe

Spinning a globe and seeing where your finger lands is a way to learn geography or plan a vacation, but for Thorsten Goldberg, it was the inspiration for new public art taking Edmontonians to five loc...

When Rogers Place opens…Traffic Downtown

It’s a phrase you’ll hear often over the next few months: plan ahead and give yourself extra time. Downtown is becoming a destination – not just for events at Rogers Place, but also for the ...

When Rogers Place Opens…Parking Downtown

While it’s true that a lot of new parking spaces aren’t being built as part of Rogers Place, there’s a very simple reason why. It didn’t need it. That is because there will be more than 18,000...

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...

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