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WiTOPoli Weekly: Friday, April 29

A roundup of some of the latest news in women, Toronto, and/or politics this week. What stories did you read this week? Tell us in the comments. 204 more words

WiTOpoli Weekly

Edmonton's 40 Avenue bike lane gives way to new, neighbourhood vision

So long, high-speed commuter bike lanes. If Royal Garden’s new vision is an indicator, Edmonton’s next generation of bike lanes will be neighbourhood-based, better for getting kids to school than getting fit suburbanites to downtown. 266 more words

Local News

Cities seek more power as service demands rise

VANCOUVER – When a town in British Columbia couldn’t get federal funding for bicycle lanes, Greg Moore says it fudged the paperwork.

Officials applied to pave the roads again instead, and when the cash flowed from Ottawa the town made over its streets with wider shoulders to circuitously achieve its goal, said the mayor of Port Coquitlam, who was told about the quandary in confidence. 733 more words

News

Transportation woes linger in the Holy City

Getting from point A to point B in Charleston is not as easy as it used to be.

Transportation is a crucial part of everyone’s lives. 321 more words

Charleston

Paths for the People lays out Edmonton bike lane plans sought by riders

It’s a dramatically different map.

Edmonton’s old vision of a bike lane network relied on painted lines on the road, evenly distributed from the inner city to the suburbs. 328 more words

Local News

Bloor Street Bike Lane

City of Toronto is finally considering bike lane pilot project on a small section of Bloor Street between Shaw Street and Avenue Road.   Many local business support the initiative. 44 more words

Sage Road

Sage Road is a bi-directional road with a center turning lane and no shoulder, no sidewalk and an exponential growth in residents.  Currently, there is no safe place for pedestrian or bicycle traffic, other than a drainage ditch which is frequently used by cars as crash lanes. 635 more words

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