Update On Residential Speed Zones

Over the past few years, my colleagues on Council and I have heard an overwhelming request from communities asking that we look into lowering speed limits in residential neighbourhoods.

As a result of the feedback from many residents, discussion, research from administration, and because Edmonton is a Vision Zero City, Council is deliberating on whether or not to change speed limits in neighbourhoods to 40km/h throughout the entire City so that every community can become safer or lowering speed limits in the city’s Core Zone to 30km/h. We are considering these decisions because we want to use all the tools in our toolbox to keep road users safe, no matter the method they interact with the road.

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Traffic Safety Is Speeding Up

The issues around traffic safety are coming before council again in February. Safety will be at the center of this discussion and it is important that we are all aware how very complex it is. We have heard from residents consistently that safety in neighbourhoods is important.

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Winter Is Upon Us!

Winter is in full swing which means the Holiday season is upon us and we are knocking on the door of the New Year! It’s an exciting season!

But, once the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping has died down, once we’ve recovered from the chaos of Black Friday, holiday parties, and in-laws, what do we do with our time?

 

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Family Violence

Family violence impacts everyone, not just the victims and the perpetrator. It has been said that family violence doesn’t discriminate; it’s not limited to a particular economic or cultural segment. It affects us all.

The repercussions are emotional, physical, financial and spiritual.  It destroys people’s sense of wellbeing and safety at home, work and in the community.  

There is a significant ripple effect in the workplace and the community.  It is a pervasive social issue, but there is hope and we all have a role to take. Social change doesn’t happen overnight; it’s going to take time and collective effort.  

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Blatchford is taking off!

September was a big month in the development of Blatchford as the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility was officially completed and the first Energy Centre opened! The utility includes a 570 borehole geoexchange field and the Energy Centre, which holds the mechanical equipment for the District Energy Sharing System. Part of Council’s vision for this community was to make it a leader in energy innovation. The utility will replace traditional furnaces, air conditioners and boilers in homes and buildings with a centralized system that distributes and shares heating and cooling energy between all types of buildings in the entire neighbourhood. Council’s vision is to create a community that will be a leader not just in energy efficiency, but in people-centred design.

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Two Traffic Safety Conferences: Bringing Learnings from Around the Globe to Edmonton

Edmonton was privileged to host two international traffic safety conferences this past week. The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety (ICADTS) Conference happens once every three years and, in its 65-year history, this is only the fourth time it has been in Canada. More than 200 people attended from 33 countries to learn about the latest research on impairment and traffic safety. The second conference was the 11th Annual International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety. Sessions covered many areas of traffic safety from infrastructure to enforcement.

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Construction Updates Ward 2

Every summer, construction projects around the City get going with new and renewed infrastructure. Some of the biggest projects are well on their way within Ward 2, including the Yellowhead Freeway conversion, Blatchford, Northwest LRT, and neighbourhood renewal. It’s fair to say we have a lot to be excited about.

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What to do this summer?

School is officially out which means that children and teens have a lot of time on their hands. Wondering what you can do in our City? There are many affordable or free activities for families to participate in over the summer. 

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Gender Based Violence and FCM

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Ward 2 Spring News

Every few months I put out a newsletter to keep residents in Ward 2 updated on what’s happening. If you would like to subscribe, sign up at the link on the bottom of bevesslingeryreg.ca, and click here to see the Spring newsletter!

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