Transit, Traffic and Safety

Public Transit

Public transit is often one of the most emotional and contentious issues of any area of public policy. It is a heavily subsidized service with huge capital and operating costs and elected officials are constantly trying to justify it. I am a supporter of public transit! It needs to be fast, convenient, simple, reliable, efficient, affordable and integrated with other modes of transportation. Continue reading

Ray Gibbon Drive

Ray Gibbon Drive was a huge addition to the road network in St. Albert. I cannot imagine our city without this option of travel.

It was built surrounded by some controversy regarding the exact route and funding, but it is here today and now we have the issue of how to expand it to the road it was designed to be.

Expanding Ray Gibbon Drive to safely and effectively move goods and people and supporting the economy is a priority of mine!

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Bike Sharing

Saturday July 1st I was at the Farmer’s Market and a young girl of 13 approached me with a great question. She had recently been travelling and saw some bike sharing stations and wanted to know if we could do the same here in St. Albert?

First off, I was impressed with Stella’s question and how well she articulated it. I love our youth! Continue reading

City-County Relationship Biggest Win – Heron Says

This story is one of a series focusing on St. Albert council members’ accomplishments and challenges and what their priorities are for the remaining year.
Now in the last year of her second term on council, Coun. Cathy Heron sees several significant accomplishments from council, but also several things left to do.

But this council has done quite a lot, she said, and there is one achievement that in her mind stands out head and shoulders above the rest – developing a positive working relationship with the council from neighbouring Sturgeon County.

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