Flexibility key in planning, revitalizing Edmonton streets, new guidelines reveal

EDMONTON – John Collier hopes Edmonton’s new Complete Streets Guidelines will mean a little more flexibility when traffic engineers talk with residents.

His community of Windsor Park lost several sidewalk wheelchair ramps during its recent neighbourhood revitalization program. He said because engineering guidelines from the city’s transportation department were so rigid, the ramps were eliminated because they didn’t fit the standards, even though the community using them wanted them maintained.

Collier found the whole experience “a bit of a nightmare.”

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