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Media Recap

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(Christina Varvis)

Our media release last week initiated a widespread discussion in Edmonton last week. Here is a recap of the stories and interviews that your Reboot Whyte Committee participated in:

August 13

  • “Edmonton has ‘ignored human toll’ of Whyte Avenue collisions for too long: group” (Metro Edmonton)

August 25

August 27

  • #RebootWhyte on Dinner Television.
  • CBC Edmonton AM (They interviewed two Reboot Whyte Committee members and discussed the issue much of the morning. No link available yet.)

August 28

August 29

  • CTV Morning Live (no link)

August 30

  • “People march on Whyte to raise pedestrian safety awareness” (Metro Edmonton)

Sep 1

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#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.