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Citizen-Centered Cities, Volume I by Paul R. Messinger

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CHAPTER 2

Twin Brooks and Burnewood Area Projects

Canceled after Public Consultations

Paul R. Messinger

In a departure from standard process for most projects, the Edmonton City Council made the budget allocation decision for these two neighborhood projects contingent on positive public consultation results. The two projects had been proposed by an external consultant to reduce the average speed of motorized vehicles by using a traffic circle, pedestrian crossing points, vertical elevations (including speed bumps), and other road modifications in two southern neighborhoods of Edmonton, Twin Brooks, and Burnewood. After negative feedback from citizen stakeholders obtained in a series of public meetings, City Council decided not to fund the fairly ...

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