Episode 47: Bike Lanes, Pedways, Uber, and Falling Oil Prices

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.

Since we recorded this episode, Uber has now launched in Edmonton and the City of Edmonton says they’ll treat them as bandit taxis.

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Thanks for listening!