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Jane’s Walk is a FREE, community-building weekend of citizen-lead walks that celebrate the diversity, joys, and challenges of city life. Dedicated to Jane Jacobs (urban activist and author) Jane’s Walk continues the spirit of civic engagement advocated & achieved by Jacobs.
This year exciting walks are lined up including along 33rd Street, a Haunted Tour, and the North East swale. We don’t have many walks outside of downtown and we would like some of the other neighbourhoods to show us what you’re made of!
Jane’s Walk is a great opportunity to bring burning issues to light, share a lovely hidden gem, or discuss the history of a place. Whatever the motivation, we encourage you to consider leading a Jane’s Walk this year! Jane’s Walk is May 6-8. For more information contact: Lisa Karkut, Jane’s Walk Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
The Growth Plan to Half a Million for the City of Saskatoon is near completion!
Before we ask Council for a final decision on the Growth Plan, the City’s Administration will present the Growth Plan’s major initiatives in a public Growth Plan Summit event on March 14, 2016. This Summit will include a presentation by Jarrett Walker, author of the book Human Transit. After these presentations, stakeholders and residents can provide comments. It’s important for City Council and the Administration to hear your perspective! Please provide written comments during the Summit, or by requesting to speak through here. Find more info on the Growth Plan at www.growingfwd.ca.
Public Art Workshop – Placemaker Program 2016
The City is hosting a workshop for artists and creative people to better understand the art commissioning process for the temporary public art program. Learn what the Placemaker Program is, how it works, the application process, and how to submit proposals.
Sat., February 27th, 9:30 am to 4 pm, Civic Square East – 202 4th Ave. N, room 306, 3rd floor (former Post Office Building Downtown)
The event is free and everyone is welcome, but space is limited and advance registration appreciated. Please RSVP before February 25th: Genevieve Russell, Urban Design Manager, email@example.com
The deadline for Placemaker Program applications is April 5, 2016.
City Plans 2016 Major Construction Projects
For immediate release: February 3, 2016
Four major infrastructure projects are planned for the 2016 construction season. Extensive rehabilitation work will take place on Broadway Avenue between the Broadway Bridge and 8th Street; rehabilitation is planned for the Ruth Street overpass on Idylwyld Drive; functional improvements will be made at Attridge Drive and Central Avenue; and work will continue on the Victor Road Interchange at Highway 11.
“The plan for 2016 is to continue to improve the functionality, condition and longevity of Saskatoon’s infrastructure to ensure these corridors can serve the residents and visitors of Saskatoon better and well into the future,” says Mike Gutek, Director of Major Projects. “To achieve these goals, there will be some traffic impacts and disruption to residents and businesses. The City is working diligently to minimize these impacts as much as possible through measures like traffic planning, early communication, site rental fees, and night work when appropriate.”
Each project will include the necessary traffic restrictions and detours to ensure the work can be completed safely. The impacts may include the closure of Broadway Bridge for approximately one week, detours and restrictions along Broadway Avenue, and reducing traffic to one lane in each direction on the Ruth Street overpass. Transportation planning has been carried out to ensure these projects do not have a cumulative traffic effect in any one area of the city.
The major repairs and improvements planned for 2016 will have impacts on residents, businesses, and commuters. The City has been working with stakeholders to ensure those immediately affected can plan appropriately for the impacts of these projects. Once this summer’s construction calendar is finalized, the City will outline the impacts to various commuting routes, and provide route options.
“Results from the 2015 Civic Services Survey indicate residents feel roads and sidewalks are by far the most important issue facing the city as well as infrastructure in general,” says Gutek. “We’ve made some great progress through the Building Better Roads program over the past two years and we will continue to build on that success.”
A report outlining the four major projects and the anticipated traffic restrictions will be presented to SPC on Transportation on Tuesday, February 9.
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