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Gronk!

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I know they aren’t everyone’s favourite, but I’m wondering when the City will finally get off their hands and issue licenses to the e-scooter companies (Lime, Spin, Bird, etc)?

They said mid May, it’s now days till June. How do they expect any chance of the e-scooter rental business model to survive in Edmonton if they chop off 1/4 of their seasonal revenue opportunity?

Last year they were out in March and they only get 6-7 months to really make it work.
 

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went by the 124st rehab this morning. Northbound from 111ave to 118 is now closed. New sanitary and storm lines are going in. The road bed is being completely dug up. about 1-2 meters down. Into the clay layer. Lots of railway ties being excavated as well.
 

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Fort Saskatchewan is getting a street redone downtown, and it'll include a pretty significant sidewalk expansion.

Right now, 103rd street has narrow sidewalks, with some sections missing entirely.
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The new design, which will be constructed this year, widens the sidewalks by 3m (on the east half) and 1.5/1.7m (on the west half, nearest to the green apartment building). On top of that, they're also putting in rows of trees that separate pedestrians and vehicle traffic, like we already see along 100 Ave downtown.

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So, the sidewalk should look something like this (but not as fancy, and a bit narrower in parts).
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A stretch of 104 St will be getting similar treatment as well. During the road rehabilitation project this summer, the city is putting in a bike path on the north side, accompanied by a 1.5m sidewalk. On the south side, the existing sidewalk will be replaced. The bike path will be isolated from other bike infrastructure to start with, but hopefully the city will continue to add more paths like this during future rehab projects in the area.

That's not to say it'll be completely isolated though. 100th Ave, Fort Saskatchewan's main downtown thoroughfare, is pictured in the post I quoted. The wide sidewalks and slow traffic (it was designed to keep vehicles moving at a slow pace) make cycling better than in many other commercial areas of the city, although still not ideal. In contrast, 104st and the other streets which connect to 100 Ave are characterized by very narrow sidewalks and wide roads.

It'll be nice to have this improved pedestrian connection to downtown, so that 100th Ave is no longer an island surrounded by typical vehicle-oriented stroad design.

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^104 st today (the bike path and new sidewalk will be on the left, and the replaced sidewalk will be on the right).

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^This rendering omits the north-side sidewalk for some reason

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^You can see the north-side sidewalk in this photo. It will range between 1.5-1.91 m wide, the bike path will range between 3.15-3.53 m wide, and the south sidewalk will range between 2.45-3.26 m wide.

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^Just for kicks, here's the legend in case you care.

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^Just to orient you: The stretch of 104 St being rehabilitated is underlined in red, while the part of 103 St being rehabbed is underlined in black.
 
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Tree removal has begun for the Latta Bridge reconstruction. It appears the construction will begin sometime in the late summer.

Project Update - June 2022​

Construction on the Latta Bridge is scheduled to begin in August 2022 and is anticipated to be completed by fall 2023. Latta Bridge will undergo a complete closure as is necessary for the demolition of the existing structure.

Construction activities include:

  • Demolition and removal of existing structure
  • Utility coordination
  • Install new bridge and foundation
  • Streetscaping and the addition of a new shared-use path
  • Installation of new light poles
  • Landscaping: replacement of trees and shrubs, and soil clean-up
  • Daily site sweeps to ensure the safety of vulnerable community members
Detour routes for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and transit will be shared closer to the construction date.

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He's always so spot on

Land Use Planning + Transit Planning, good or bad, are what come together to make a functional city. Neglecting one in any plan will ultimately lead to failed goals and wasted resources, at least until a change happens.
 

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