category - ward 8 update
What's happening with the speed limit review?
In September, City Council will vote on whether or not to reduce speed limits in residential neighbourhoods.
Read on to learn more about the review, the recommendations and next steps.
The City is pleased to introduce a new guide, Foxtail Be Gone, which contains prevention and control techniques for foxtail barley.
The speed limits on residential streets are under review in Saskatoon, following comments from residents concerned about safety during neighbourhood traffic reviews throughout the city. Results from this spring’s surveys will be presented to City Council’s Standing Policy Committee on Transportation on June 7 along with collision statistics and current speed limits in other Canadian cities.
After much anticipation, Transit is coming to Brighton on May 31, 2021.
As of May 31, 2021 riders can request a trip to and from any transit stop throughout the entire city including Brighton and the new Costco! This service will be available from Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., transfer-free or with connections to our high frequency corridors.
The City received a report back in March 2021 outlining the Administration's plan to enforce Foxtail Barley proactively for the 2021 season. Due to time constraints in March, the report was only considered by the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services in April. This blog post provides an update of the measures proposed.
I know carbon monoxide poisoning has been top of mind for many neighbours. At today's City Council meeting, I put forward a motion that the Mayor and I have been working on. It was unanimously supported and included reporting on the following:
- Information on the current approach and requirements on carbon monoxide alarms in properties in the City of Saskatoon
- What options are available to require carbon monoxide detectors in buildings older than 2009
- A review of best practices of how other cities have addressed this challenge
Take a peek at safe, outdoor and indoor winter programming options for this winter during the pandemic. Check out activities that have been made available by Community Asociations in Ward 8, the City of Saskatoon, Meewasin Valley Aithority, and Wanuskewin.
An annual $61 million budget for road rehabilitation and maintenance ensures Saskatoon’s streets, bridges and sidewalks remain safe and long-lasting.
Neighbourhood snow removal gets underway ❄️❄️
The City started removing snow from residential streets on Dec. 2 in response to the severe snow accumulation in November that left many residential streets impassable.
The 2020-2022 Projected Asset Preservation Plan is now available. It includes the asset preservation projects projected for the next three years on our roadway and sidewalk assets, water and sewer assets, as well as our bridges and structures assets. Roadway and Sidewalk asset preservation management is a process of monitoring, maintaining, and preserving our roads and sidewalks effectively throughout their lifecycle. The goal is to employ effective decision-making to optimize a cost-effective mix of treatments, to maximize the number of roads and sidewalks treated to improve the networks as a whole.