#RebootWhyte Event: Success!

On August 28th, about 100 Edmontonians took action for a safer, more human-scaled Whyte Avenue.

People gathered at Corbett Hall on the West end of Whyte.

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So many kids! (Photo courtesy of Nelson Niwa)

The walk-bike-skate then proceeded down Whyte to the Isaak Kornelsen Memorial Parklet.

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“Borrowing” some space from cars to get the procession down the avenue (Photo courtesy of Michael Kalmanovitch)

Once everyone arrived they gathered around to hear Jon Behnke and me say a few words.

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Bad audio and an unprepared speaker. But hey, it was a friendly crowd! (photo courtesy of EBC)

I met many supporters at the event, including the parents of the late David Finkelman, a casualty of Whyte Avenue that has had a particularly large impact on all of us.

We then showed our respect to the victims of Whyte with a moment of silence.

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(Photo courtesy of Nelson Niwa)

It was a strong showing of community support. In this busy day and age, when a hundred people show up, including many families with children, it shows that there is broad-based support for an issue, and that it affects a community deeply.