In our forty-seventh episode, we discuss the decision by City Council to fund the 102 Avenue bike lane, the interest in Uber locally and around the world, and what falling oil prices could mean for the province and for Edmonton.
Should Council have funded the bike lane project in this Capital Budget? Why haven’t we spent more money on pedways? Are bike lanes just symbolic or do they reflect the changing desires of Edmontonians? What’s so great about Uber? Could it be part of the transportation mix in Edmonton? What about late night bus service? Instead of the “bitumen bubble” we’re now in the “oil trough” – will Edmonton be impacted? We discuss those questions and more.
Here are some relevant links for this episode:
- 102 Avenue bike lane green-lit for funding from Edmonton city council
- Uber flirts with Edmonton expansion, but city bylaw could stall progress
- ‘Trough’ in oil prices will hurt Alberta finances, premier says
- Edmonton housing boom to continue into 2015 despite oil skid
Thanks for listening!