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Long weekend! Civic services and holiday hours for Victoria Day, Monday, May 20, 2019

May 15, 2019 - 4:06pm

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May 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

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It's the long weekend and on Victoria Day, Monday, May 20, the City of Saskatoon will have a number of adjusted civic services and altered holiday hours.

 

View all details at saskatoon.ca 

YXE is gearing up for Bike to Work Day!

May 14, 2019 - 3:54pm

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May 14, 2019 - 4:00pm

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The City of Saskatoon is hosting Bike to Work Day YXE on Wednesday, May 15, 2019: an initiative that encourages citizens to choose active transportation and to celebrate those who already use their bicycles to get to and from work and other commitments.

Anyone participating in Bike to Work Day YXE should note the following tips and information:

  • Between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m., participating businesses and organizations will have Commuter Stations set up. Anyone on a bicycle is invited to stop for coffee, giveaways, or a chance to win prizes! When safe to do so, snap a photo and upload it to social media using the hashtag #BiketoWorkYXE to show us how your commute is going!
  • If you live too far from work to bike the entire way, consider taking Saskatoon Transit part of the way. Plan your trip using the Transit app or Google Transit on your desktop. All buses are equipped with front bike racks that are free and easy to use. The bike racks also accommodate fat tires.

Learn more about Bike to Work Day YXE and find resources on cycling in the city at Saskatoon.ca/biketoworkyxe.

Special event bus service to the John Fogerty Concert at SaskTel Centre

May 13, 2019 - 10:58am

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May 13, 2019 - 11:00am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see John Fogerty at SaskTel Centre on Monday, May 13 is available at the following times:

  • 6:45 p.m.
  • 7:15 p.m.
  • 7:45 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre in May can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

Special event bus service to SaskTel Centre this weekend

May 3, 2019 - 8:08am

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May 3, 2019 - 8:00am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to the Saskatchewan Rush game on Friday, May 3 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
  • 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.

Direct service from the Special Events Stop to see Godsmack in concert on Sunday, May 5 is available at the following times:

  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 6:45 p.m.
  • 7:15 p.m.

Post event drop-off for both events is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre in May can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day: Sunday, May 5 at the Civic Operations Centre

May 2, 2019 - 3:33pm

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May 2, 2019 - 3:30pm

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The City of Saskatoon and GFL Environmental Inc. are hosting the next HHW Drop-off Day this Sunday, May 5 from 9am - 3:30pm at the Civic Operations Centre at 57 Valley Road.

Residents are invited to drop off their Household Hazardous Waste items for recycling and safe disposal. Common HHW includes aerosols, automotive fluids, batteries, cleaners, cylinders, light bulbs, medications, yard chemicals, and more. These and many other types of hazardous materials should not be put in the garbage or recycling containers, dumped on the ground or poured down the drain.

Event Details

  • Location: Civic Operations Centre (57 Valley Road) 
    • The drop-off site is in the parking lot. Directional signs will be set up and attendants will be on site to guide you.
    • HHW material will no longer be accepted at the previous location at SaskTel Centre.
  • Dates: May 5, June 2, July 7, August 11, September 8, October 6, November 3
  • Time: 9am - 3:30pm (Gates close at 3:30pm. Arrive before 3pm to avoid the rush.)
  • The program is open to Saskatoon residents only – no commercial loads will be accepted. For disposal/recycling of hazardous wastes from non-residential sources, please contact GFL Environmental Inc. at 306-244-9500.

Ask the Wizard! To avoid potentially long line-ups and wait times, residents are also encouraged to use the Waste Wizard tool to search their items and find the most convenient disposal information.

For a list of accepted items, future drop-off dates, and more information on HHW, please visit saskatoon.ca/hazardouswaste.

Council sets BRT for 1st Avenue downtown & Broadway, approves active transportation network but wants more work on design

April 30, 2019 - 11:18am

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April 30, 2019 - 11:15am

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Bus Rapid Transit — or BRT — routes will travel down 1st Avenue downtown and Broadway Avenue in Nutana.  City Council made the decision at its regular business meeting Monday, April 29. 

Council opted for BRT dedicated lanes on 1st Avenue downtown and in mixed traffic for Broadway. 

The downtown north-south BRT route would run in dedicated transit lanes constructed in the centre of 1st Avenue with two centre median stations. One station is proposed to be constructed at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 21st Street and the other at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 23rd Street.

On Broadway, the mixed traffic plan is to construct two pairs of BRT stations on either side of Broadway Avenue at 12th Street and at 9th Street.

Under this option, there are no dedicated BRT lanes along Broadway Avenue, but Transit Signal Priority measures would be installed in traffic signals. The proposed BRT would mix with motor vehicle traffic that typically travels along Broadway Avenue, as well as vehicles entering and leaving on-street parking spaces.

BRT construction is not expected to begin until 2023 with a planned completion in 2025 and an estimated cost of $7.3 million for the Downtown and Nutana portions, subject to approval of funding. 

Downtown Active Transportation Network
Council endorsed a Downtown Active Transportation Network but wants more engagement on the design of sidewalk and cycling infrastructure along approved corridors. 

Fourth Avenue bike lanes to be removed 
City Council also approved a motion to remove the temporary bike lane demonstration on Fourth Avenue by the end of June.

The detailed reports and relevant attachments can be found here

Special event bus service for Rush vs. Mammoth at SaskTel Centre

April 26, 2019 - 9:27am

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April 26, 2019 - 9:30am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatchewan Rush vs. the Colorado Mammoth at SaskTel Centre on Saturday, April 27 is available at the following times:

  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:40 p.m.
  • 7:05 p.m.
  • 7:20 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre in April can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

Special event bus service to the Michael Bublé Concert at SaskTel Centre

April 18, 2019 - 9:51am

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April 18, 2019 - 9:45am

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see Michael Bublé at SaskTel Centre on Thursday, April 18 is available at the following times:

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 5:45 p.m.
  • 6:10 p.m.
  • 6:25 p.m.
  • 6:50 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre in April can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

City Council to consider Bus Rapid Transit & Downtown Active Transportation routes

April 17, 2019 - 2:35pm

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April 17, 2019 - 2:30pm

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City Council will soon have the opportunity to consider detailed information about what routes a rapid bus service and active transportation network could look like for Nutana and the city centre.

Following more than three years of technical work and public engagement, Saskatoon City Council will receive reports with recommendations on possible routes for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the Downtown Active Transportation (AT) Network.

“The BRT system and Downtown AT Network are about more than transit, cycling and walking,” says Jay Magus, Director of Transportation. “They are about making a transportation system that works for everybody as the city grows and more people need to safely and efficiently move around the same amount of space.”

The BRT system and Downtown AT Network are key components of the City’s Plan for Growth, supporting corridor growth and economic development by improving the mobility of current and future residents. They enable viable options to automobile travel, helping the City with sustainability, climate and population growth challenges that are becoming increasingly important to address.

A number of network options have been evaluated in both the Downtown and Nutana areas for the BRT, and Downtown for the AT Network. The City Administration has considered the implications for each of the options and has made its recommendations. While there are recommended and preferred options based on the technical criteria for each system (BRT and AT), it must be stressed that any of the routing options evaluated will work and are supported by the Administration.

Magus says an intensive public engagement campaign was conducted that covered all areas of the city and offered many opportunities for input. “As our neighbourhoods and population continue to grow, by undertaking such a concerted engagement effort – for both the BRT and Downtown AT Network – we were able to look at how our technical recommendations can best work with what the citizens of Saskatoon see as important for the future of moving around our city.”

Report information, including technical recommendations and engagement results, are available on the City of Saskatoon website at saskatoon.ca/transit-plan (for BRT) and saskatoon.ca/moving-around/cycling/cycling-plans-projects (for Downtown AT Network). The official Agenda for the April 29th City Council meeting will be available April 24th at 4:00 p.m. at saskatoon.ca/city-hall.

Special event bus service to Blades Playoff Game

April 12, 2019 - 12:35pm

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April 12, 2019 - 12:30pm

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Direct service from the Special Events Stop (outside the 2nd Avenue Lofts at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue) to see the Saskatoon Blades vs. the Prince Albert Raiders during Game 6 of the 2019 WHL Playoffs, Round 2, at SaskTel Centre on Sunday, April 14, 2019 is available at the following times:

  • 2:45 p.m.
  • 3:15 p.m.
  • 3:45 p.m.

Post event drop-off is the downtown terminal.

Regular fares apply ($3.00 per trip). Transfers and passes are also accepted.

Transit service times for special events at SaskTel Centre in April can be found at SaskatoonTransit.ca/plan-my-trip/popular-destinations. Experience the convenience of using Saskatoon Transit to attend all your favourite events.

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