Adrienne Beattie

Bridge projects dividing some residents

This year’s $630-million transportation budget is being used for new interchanges, road widenings, LRT extensions, intersection improvements, bridge expansions and a couple of pedestrian bridges. Most of these projects are trucking along in cruise control, with one exception — the hotly contested...

Monday, August 24, 2009, 11:16 AM

Visitors grounded by lack of airport shuttle

You get through security, collect your belongings from the baggage carousel and head out to catch a ride to wherever it is you’re off to. One problem, if you’ve landed at the Calgary International Airport, the ground transportation options are sorely lacking. The choices: if you’re lucky, a friend...

Monday, August 17, 2009, 10:43 AM

Get wheels in motion for city’s cyclists

In a recent Tyee story, Christine McLaren refers to four cycling personalities identified by a City of Portland planner, the prominent one being the “Interested but Concerned,” 60 some-odd per cent of us who have a rational fear of cycling in the city. The trick in planning a bicycle-friendly city...

Monday, August 10, 2009, 10:31 AM

Time to think outside the ring road box

Talk of a southwest ring road began in 1959 and despite $6 million spent on unsuccessful negotiations with Tsuu T’ina, a looming battle over the ecologically sensitive Weaselhead, opposition to Lakeview homes being expropriated and construction costs in the hundreds of millions, the momentum to get...

Monday, July 27, 2009, 10:48 AM