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Public Agency Showcase
CITY OF EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA
Enhancing Longevity
The City of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada is committed to investing in
mature neighborhoods to enhance livability and longevity.
Renewal in Strathcona, one of Edmonton's earliest neighborhoods,
began in 2019 and will wrap up in 2021. This project is a
" real-life " example, showcasing how new features can be built in
retrofit situations to assist with shifting attitudes towards active transportation
in Canadian winter cities.
Renewal includes:
* Walking connections - People love to walk in and through
Strathcona. They are interested in routes that are direct, complete,
safe, and accessible.
*
Bike infrastructure - People who bike like to ride on safe,
protected routes that provide choices to connect destinations.
Residents living on and near bike routes want to be able to
easily access their homes.
*
Parks, open spaces, and trees - Strathcona residents enjoy living
amongst a canopy of mature trees and having local, usable, safe
parks and green spaces.
" The design is ground-breaking for Edmonton. We've never changed a
neighborhood in this city (for the better) like Strathcona will be changed. "
- Strathcona Resident
CITY OF COSTA MESA, CA, USA
Revitalization through
Community Outreach
With a $10,000 mini-grant from the local association of governments,
the City of Costa Mesa, CA, USA conducted community outreach
near a certain problematic street, designed two pop-up traffic
circles, and implemented them with cones, plants, and artistic spray
chalk. The intent of the whole project was two-fold. First, the city
wanted to help pave the way for a new ground-up, participatory, and
iterative street improvement process. This project brought together
several parties that are interested in street improvement, allowing
them to become more familiar with one another. Secondly, the city
wanted to demonstrate to the community how relatively simply and
inexpensively ways to improve street conditions might be tested.
With the slower car-traffic, artwork, and vegetation in the center of
the street-and even music a couple of nights-the whole intersection
had started to feel like a place to be, rather than a place to
just get through.
Before: 100 Street looking north (inset). After: New raised bike lane, no
parking, and raised crosswalk.
Before: 102 Street looking south (inset). After: A shared street for people
who drive, walk, and bike.
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