Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Councillors back $22M active transportation plan

Edmonton Sun, November 18
Author: Frank Landry

The wheels are moving on a plan to make Edmonton a more bicycle-friendly city. A committee of council yesterday endorsed a plan to spend $22 million over the next three years on projects that encourage "active transportation."

That includes things like building more multi-use trails and dedicated bike lanes, as well as installing more bike racks.

The $22 million works out to about 1.5% of the transportation department's capital budget, up from the 1% that was initially earmarked.

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