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    Keep 102 Ave closed to vehicles

    After the LRT line opens (not a joke). TransEd needs to give the whole route back to the City :(
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    Cycling and Active Transportation in Edmonton

    Awesome stuff! Curious – do you think the change in bike counters is due to a change in where people are biking? This data does not reflect the anecdotes we have from bike stores about surging sales.
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    Keep 102 Ave closed to vehicles

    I prefer the little curb. With some repainting, the current bike lanes are be more clearly for pedestrians and the lower vehicle lane just for bikes (and emergency vehicles). That's how we have it in the centre of The Hague. Maybe I'm just nostalgic. If bollards come up there, I'm curious why...
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    Town of Jasper Updates

    From what I saw on Parks Canada and Town of Jasper sites, the boundary is already huge and they're not making use of a lot of it. I don't see a need to expand either. It's what's already in there that needs work.
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    Keep 102 Ave closed to vehicles

    And the north side one (photo'd above) is already going to be on a "dead end" because 102 Ave would be eastbound only from 99 St and westward. Dead ends aren't a problem. People already find very creative ways to turn around and maybe we should have higher driver training standards
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    Keep 102 Ave closed to vehicles

    Motion was for 99–103 St. The last bit between 102 and 103 St is that uglier asphalt right now, but I think makes a huge difference because of the mall's desire to turn inside out there and for YMCA.
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    Keep 102 Ave closed to vehicles

    I have, actually. I recognize there are changes it might demand. One Dutch city I lived in does commercial loading on weekday mornings before 9. They're allowed to use the front street bike/pedestrian areas for a limited window of time. That keeps other lanes free for drivers. An ideal future...
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    Keep 102 Ave closed to vehicles

    I don't think I posted this here yet – I wanted to do a better job first, but alas, time is short. I looked through my own post history but couldn't find it. Anyways, in the spirit of showing, not telling, I wanted to think about what the very centre of the city might look like if we decided we...
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    Town of Jasper Updates

    Any clue how development in Jasper works? I'm curious about two things: 1. Are they learning from Canmore and Banff that main streets should be pedestrianized (esp. in the summer)? Patricia desperately needs it. 2. Jasper seems like a post-war suburb. They have an infill policy, but what's the...
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    Cycling and Active Transportation in Edmonton

    It opened the ONE day I decided to WFH this week! Ah. Today, it was still blocked off with signs and trucks. They were doing some more landscaping and touching up the furnishings on the side of the lane. I should have just ridden the "car" lane!
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    Cycling and Active Transportation in Edmonton

    I believe in the power of showing! I'd love to learn to get better at drawing alternatives (or doing our own modelling to challenge city traffic engineers' models). I think that's a reason why the 102 Ave pedestrianization caught on so quickly...
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    Cycling and Active Transportation in Edmonton

    I'm biased, but yes. It's definitely not as busy as the others, but it gets used quite a bit. And I'm not trying to sound snarky, but vehicle traffic here really isn't that high-demand either. I wonder about a future where we might pedestrianize Whyte Ave. Would we want to redirect vehicle...
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    EllisDon to Lead Prairie Link High-Speed Rail Partners - Edm-RD-Cal

    Generally, I agree, and I also recognize this will still be in city limits, but standing on a platform with trains passing can be quite intimidating... and thrilling :) Source: stood next to a 350 km/h Chinese HSR passing by. I once saw a brilliant concept for a station here, but can't find it...
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    McDougall Hill Pedestrian Bridge

    Says who? And for how long? Remember, our City Plan and Energy Transition strategy is pointing us to a 1.5ºC-compatible city that sees a mode shift. We're in a climate emergency...
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    EllisDon to Lead Prairie Link High-Speed Rail Partners - Edm-RD-Cal

    I can't see this replace Highway 1, but I think there is increasing tourism traffic and attention to the David Thompson Corridor. Some provincial funding has improved amenities and Nordegg is expanding. @jason403 I like your explanations and giving % values to consider in #102. Are you a...
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    Warehouse District Park

    The new tower is advertising direct in-building access to Corona, so I hope the two skinny staircases can be removed and replaced with a wider, accessible (elevator?) way in through the building like Central has with those Cambridge Lofts. Hopefully that will widen the sidewalk too.
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    McDougall Hill Pedestrian Bridge

    It's not actually that bad in terms of sightlines as I expected. I went for a walk there last week. There's space for 3-4 northbound cars to stop safely. If it weren't also ~5-6 lanes wide at the top of the hill, a crosswalk would seem very natural.
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    132 Ave Renewal

    I wouldn't call it creative, but I am definitely very happy to see this suggested for Edmonton! If it's built, you'll see me doing laps around that roundabout on my Omafiets (only when it's not tremendously disruptive to others, of course).
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    McDougall Hill Pedestrian Bridge

    I've heard the Hotel Mac restaurant has great truffle popcorn. When case rates lower, I'm going to check it out and contribute to increasing bike traffic there :D
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    Arc Smart Fare System

    Partly this: At the core, because they don't really tackle a meaningful problem. To me, I prefer more transit use over squeezing every penny out of people. Who is most likely to evade a fare? Someone who is either struggling to make ends meet, or someone who is just a bad actor. In the case of...

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