Over 30 candidates are running in the City of Edmonton Ward 12 by-election to replace the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, who is now the MP for Edmonton Mill Woods and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Council will be making important decisions regarding the future of bikes in Edmonton, including options to reconnect routes that were severed this past year. Consultation and planning continues for 76 Ave and 106 St, Jasper Ave, 109 St and many other projects tied to active transportation and walkability. Initial construction of the 83 Ave and 102 Ave bike routes will begin this year, and a report regarding a new Council Initiative on Active Transportation will be presented at the end of February.
The Ward 12 councillor will have an important voice on Council. If you live in Ward 12, you can ask your candidates:
- Cities that provide safe, effective transportation options to their citizens see increased walking, cycling, and transit use, as well as economic, social, health and environmental benefits. What will you do to support and encourage active transportation in Edmonton? What kind of funding do you think should be committed to active transportation?
- Edmontonians should be able to move about our city safely, regardless of choice of transportation mode for any particular trip. In the past year, Edmonton has removed more bike routes than it has committed to construct. Knowing the link between good infrastructure and ridership, what are your priorities for bike infrastructure in Edmonton?
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