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Whose needs count the most: the person driving through a neighbourhood or someone living there?

Because did you know, the number of vehicles daily on Jasper Avenue and the number of people living in the neighbourhood around are roughly equal?

edmontonjournal.com/news/local-new… #yegcc
City of Edmonton officials released the final designs for the Jasper Avenue upgrade -- wider sidewalks and a tree-lined boulevard supported by 17 cubic metres of structured soil under the sidewalks to let the trees flourish into a canopy.
Construction starts 2020. (2/...) #yegcc
Sure, it's more investment in the core, not the north. But there's a lot of people in Oliver who pay taxes. The city estimates 10,000 new residents will join the existing 18,000 within the next 30 years. Already, the population is larger than the City of Beaumont. #yegcc
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Council starting its debate on the road salting and calcium chloride pilot project.
Goal was to reach bare pavement last year with various techniques. Calcium chloride provider Tiger Calcium is in the audience for chemistry questions 😏
edmontonjournal.com/news/local-new… #yegcc #yegtraffic
Chemistry 101 - Salt works by disrupting the crystal structure of water molecules as they form ice, melting it, officials tell council.
A corrosion inhibitor works by creating a film on the metal to protect it while the salt still melts the ice.
#yegcc
Did the city see any impacts from the increased road salt on the city fleet? No, says director Janet Tecklenborg.
"We have seen no significant and measurable impact to date." #yegcc
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