Calcium chloride brine won't be used on roadways this winter 
The City of Edmonton will not use calcium chloride to clear snow and ice from main streets this winter, council decided in a tight 7-6 vote earlier this month. Councillor Andrew Knack raised the motion and councillors Moe Banga, Jon Dziadyk, Bev Esslinger, Tim Cartmell, Aaron Paquette, Mike Nickel supported the move.

The city still plans to use calcium chloride on sidewalks and bike lanes.

Knack's motion also directs administration to report back in June 2020 with suggestions of how to clear streets to bare pavement without the use of salt, sand and calcium chloride.
Article on Council Decision


Edmontonians explored the city’s history on our e-scooter heritage tour
The hour-long public event was hosted by the Edmonton Historical Board (EHB) and Paths for People (P4P) and sponsored by Lime. We ran two tours, one for our Open Streets volunteers and a public one - close to 50 people participated in the tours. 

The journey was guided by Edmonton historic preservation advocate and EHB chairperson Dan Rose. For 60-minutes, the scooter riders traveled around the city’s core discovering historic landmarks, legacies and lunacies.

The route started and finished at the Oliver Exchange Building in west central Edmonton.

We hope to host more scooter heritage events come Spring 2020.

Stay tuned.
Photos from the Heritage Scooter Tour


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Active-transportation-related events, resources and research 

Strike for Climate Action

People of all ages from across Treaty 6, 7, and 8 territory will join together with Greta Thunberg in-person to fight for a liveable future.

Friday, October 18

Starts at Beaver Hills House Park

March from the park to legislature starting at 11:15am. The rally is at the Alberta Provincial Legislature Building at noon.  

It's free.
More Information on Climate Strike
Women, Trans + Gender Non-Binary Bike Repair Drop-In Program

This program is designed to promote balance by creating a safe, welcoming space for learning, socializing and fixing bikes. Women, trans and non-binary persons are under-represented as cyclists and in the world of bike repair; studies show a 3:1 ratio of male to female cyclists, and the numbers are even more imbalanced in the world of bike repair.

Sunday, October 20
Bike Edmonton South Community Workshop

This program runs on the first, third and fifth Sunday of each month.

Regular shop fees apply. 
Details on Workshop
101 Avenue Corridor Pilot

The City of Edmonton is testing a month-long traffic closure at 101 Avenue near 50 Street.  
The avenue will be closed to westbound motor-vehicle traffic, west of 50 Street. The westbound travel direction will be accommodated on Terrace Road.

September 23 - October 21
101 Avenue near 50 Street

Testing the westbound closure responds to the concerns shared by the public during the 101 Avenue Corridor Study about large truck traffic using 101 Avenue instead of Terrace Road.
Details on the Pilot Closure

Have your say and cast your vote in the Federal Election on Monday (October 21). 

Monday, October 21
Your polling place
Locate your Polling Station
Innovative, Imaginative, Inclusive Parks: A Panel of Diverse Perspectives on the Urban Warehouse Park

The City of Edmonton will be tearing up a parking lot to build a downtown paradise in 2022-2023. The project vision, goals, and design parameters for the park were shared at a public open house in June of this year. In advance of the upcoming international design competition to develop a new park that is inclusive, imaginative, timeless, and designed for all seasons, listen to a panel of experts who will share their opinions on what makes a great urban park. 

Thursday, October 24
Allard Hall Roundhouse Event Space

$40 / person
Tickets for Panel Discussion
Unrealized Exhibition

View the newest exhibit produced by Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) examining the lesser-known projects that would have shaped Edmonton, and the reasons they did not become a reality.

until Friday, October 25
various times

Edmonton City Centre Mall 

It's free. 
Details on Unrealized Exhibition
Centre for Healthy Communities Innovation Forum

Connecting passionate people with bright ideas to help Alberta’s communities be the healthy, vibrant, and smart communities that are our shared future. Plan to connect with citizens, practitioners, industry professionals, Indigenous organizations and researchers from across Alberta.

Monday, November 4
Horowitz Events Centre

$50 / person
Register for Innovation Forum
2019 Edmonton Urban Design Awards Reception

The Edmonton Urban Design Awards celebrate the best new places and spaces that have been created in Edmonton over the last two years.

Join the celebration honouring all of the 58 submitted projects, and announcing this year's winners across 8 categories.

Friday, November 15
Edmonton City Hall 

$15 / person
Get Awards Reception Tickets
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