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Nov

21

2011

$0 for Active Transportation for the next 3 years?

0 comments at 12:20 pm posted by Chris C

For the next 3 years, we’re currently facing the prospect of $0 for all active transportation projects in the 2012-2014 capital budget, including the implementation of the Bicycle Transportation Plan and the Sidewalk Strategy.

The Transportation Department has primary responsibility for achieving the 10-year goal “Shift Edmonton’s Transportation Mode” outlined in The Way Ahead. Safe and efficient roadway systems directly support the outcomes of encouraging greater use of active and public transportation, helping business move goods and services around the city, and increasing traffic safety for all users.

- City of Edmonton budget summary

Of the recommended $631 million budget for roads for 2012-14:

  • $132.0 million is allocated to the replacement of the Walterdale Bridge
  • $65.0 million for the completion of the 41 Avenue/Highway 2 Interchange
  • $38.5 million for Bridge rehabilitation including 102 Avenue over Groat Road and 82 Avenue over the Argyll Road Connector
  • $0 for active transportation, including 150km of sidewalks and 120km of on-street cycling network

The City is holding a non-statutory public hearing about the upcoming 2012 operating budget and 2012-2014 capital budget. The hearing is this Wednesday, November 23 at 9:30am, City Hall.  Please register to speak on behalf of funding active transportation in the upcoming 2012-2014 capital budget.

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