March 19, 2018 10:26 am
Updated: March 19, 2018 8:29 pm

Drive, bike, walk or transit? Share your #YEGCommute photo and story

WATCH ABOVE: Edmontonians have been given the chance to criticize or congratulate the city on ion plans made for how to get around. Vinesh Pratap looks at what's being called YEG Commute Day and what prompted it.


Do you drive, bike, walk, or take the bus or train each morning in Edmonton? On Monday, March 19, Mayor Don Iveson wants you to share your daily commute on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #YEGCommute.

The mayor’s office is asking Edmontonians to share stories and photos from their commute to shed light on all of the different ways people travel around Edmonton.

The city said the sharing is meant to raise awareness that no matter how we commute, we are all traffic.

The #YEGCommute campaign comes as Edmonton works to expand LRT to provide more options, which the city claims will mean less congestion for everyone.

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“In order to improve the commutes of Edmontonians as we approach a population of one million, we need to provide people with a variety of transportation options — including a more efficient transit system and a more robust LRT network,” Iveson said in a news release.

In his blog, Iveson said this isn’t a “car vs. bike vs. bus vs. pedestrian debate.” Instead, he said, it’s a conversation about the need for a variety of transportation options, including a more efficient transit system and a more robust LRT network.

“A ‘good commute’ is a healthy balance of different modes and styles,” Iveson wrote. “#YEGCommute is a conversation about how we get where we need to go. Follow along, share your commute, I look forward to connecting with you.”

Below are a selection of posts Edmonton residents were sharing Monday morning.

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