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Stephen Avenue makeover: learn more at virtual open house Tuesday night

Stephen Avenue makeover: learn more at virtual open house Tuesday night

The City of Calgary is hosting a virtual open house on Tuesday evening to update citizens on the redesign of Stephen Avenue. The pedestrian walkway is arguably Calgary’s most iconic street, featuring stores, restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs. The city announced last spring that it was working with the Calgary Downtown Association to revamp Stephen Avenue between City Hall and the Mewata Armoury. READ MORE: Stephen Avenue makeover to create a ’21st-century experience’: City of Calgary Tuesday’s presentation serves as a chance for the city to share the results of a public realm study. Trending Stories Mobs are […]

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Edmonton selects companies to run on-demand transit for 2021 pilot project

Edmonton selects companies to run on-demand transit for 2021 pilot project

The city announced Wednesday that it has found two providers for an on-demand bus service set to launch in Edmonton in 2021. Edmonton Transit Service selected shuttle company Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) and Via, a company that designs ride-based apps and systems, to run a shuttle bus program that will connect residents in some neighbourhoods to transit hubs. Council voted to test the service, which will run initially as a two-year pilot project, in February. Read more: Edmonton to test on-demand transit service A total of 57 PWT shuttle buses will be part of the on-demand network during the […]

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Operation Clear Track going virtual this year for Rail Safety Week

Operation Clear Track going virtual this year for Rail Safety Week

Law enforcement agencies in London and across North America are joining forces for another year to educate the public on rail safety. Operation Clear Track, which happens annually during Rail Safety Week, aims to reduce the number of railway crossings and trespassing incidents in Canada and the U.S. “Railway tracks have the potential to be dangerous places,” says Sgt. Sean Harding of the London Police Service, Traffic Management Unit. “Whether you are a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian — do not trespass on railway tracks or property. Cross only at designated locations, and when crossing the tracks — pay attention, […]

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Winnipeggers get chance to weigh in on Open Streets program with some routes set to close

Winnipeggers get chance to weigh in on Open Streets program with some routes set to close

Some of the City of Winnipeg’s Open Streets active transportation routes are coming to the end of their roads after the long weekend. The 10 roadways were closed to vehicular traffic in the spring in an effort to encourage physical distancing and give Winnipeggers a safe way to get out of the house during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more: Winnipeg to keep sports fields closed, expand cycling routes during coronavirus This week the city said six of the 10 routes will be reopened to vehicular traffic after Monday. 1:19 Cycling advocate, some city councillors support active transportation extension Cycling […]

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Manitoba unveils blueprint for decades’ worth of upgrades to South Perimeter Highway

Manitoba unveils blueprint for decades’ worth of upgrades to South Perimeter Highway

The province of Manitoba has released its overall vision for Winnipeg’s South Perimeter Highway, which is going to see some major upgrades over at least the next two decades. “We’ve set out to do substantive work to address safety and operational problems. This study will serve as our blueprint for the next 20 to 30 years,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler during Thursday’s announcement. “Our goal is to make the South Perimeter safer and easier to travel for the more than 30,000 vehicles that drive on the South Perimeter – for that matter the Perimeter Highway – every day.” […]

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New blitz aims to catch drivers misusing permits

New blitz aims to catch drivers misusing permits

TORONTO – Abuse it and lose it: that’s the name of a new enforcement blitz by Toronto police aimed at catching drivers who cheat the system by misusing accessibility permits and parking in designated accessible parking spots. The campaign was launched Monday after Toronto police noticed a spike in the number of tickets being issued for accessibility parking and permits infractions. “We are seeing a major increase in the down town core of persons misusing the permits,” said Kirsten Edgerton, Toronto police parking enforcement officer. “We see an influx in the amount of disabled permits throughout the city and […]

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