UN Safe Cities

Last week I attended UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Leaders Forum which included much discussion on reducing sexual harassment and assault in public places in cities. The City of Edmonton is a wonderful City made up of many caring individuals, however, we still face a growing concern with violence and sexual assault. The majority of gender based violence is committed against women and girls, which points to roots of the violence about gender equality.  It’s an important issue for everyone to be a part of as violence against women and girls has economic, social, emotional, and physical impacts that limit their ability to fully participate in civic and political life. This could limit their potential as an individual, and their potential within the greater community. Men and boys play a large part in reducing this problem by being strong allies and advocates against violence and sexual assault.

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Blatchford Fall 2018 Newsletter

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Ward 2 Community Fun Day 2018

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Slowing Down Around Playgrounds

The Importance of Playground Zones for the Safety of Children

There has been a lot of conversation lately about playground zones and the guidelines and rules around implementing playground zones. I wanted to take this opportunity to revisit why I have always supported playground zones and their importance for the safety of children.

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ATCO Projects 2018

ATCO has provided me with information on Projects happening in Ward 2 this year.

Spruce Avenue

  • Replacement of approximately 0.5km of steel main and 36 residential and commercial services in the community of Spruce Avenue between Princess Elizabeth Avenue and 114 Ave near 105/106 Street.
  • Work will be coordinate with City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Renewal

Proposed Construction time: 2 Months

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Inglewood

  • Replacement of approximately 3.3km of steel main and 211 residential services in the community of Inglewood between 114 and 118 Avenues and 127 Street and Groat Road.

Proposed Construction time: 3 Months

Campbell Road Park and Ride

  • Relocate 500m of 323 mm high pressure natural gas transmission pope and install a valve assembly.

Impacts:
– Construction noise during regular work hours
– Lane closures and reduced parking

More information can be found here.

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Bus Network Redesign

Our bus routes are changing

Our city is growing and changing, which means Edmonton’s bus routes need to change too. In 2020, the ETS bus network will look completely different. This transformation will introduce new kinds of routes that will help you move across the city more quickly and efficiently.

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Vision 2050

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#yegcommute

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International Womens Day – Together We Can Bring Change!

Today is International Women’s Day. Its a day where we can look at the progress that we have had, but also a day to reflect on how we can continue bringing progress. I think that the message of International Women’s Day is that there is more work to do.  We all do this work together and as we step up and speak up we will continue to see change!

Together we can made Edmonton a better place for all women, today and in the future. 

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Your Business and Vision Zero

On February 21, I had the pleasure of talking to over 40 industry executives and local business owners about traffic safety at the Vision Zero Corporate and Industry Symposium.

The long-term goal of Vision Zero Edmonton is to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries. We want our friends, family members, and employees to arrive safely at their destination and return home at the end of the day. Tragically, many people have lost a friend or family member to a traffic collision. That is why it was so exciting to see a room full of business leaders learning what Vision Zero is and how they can be part of making our streets safer.

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