The city has released its long-awaited plan to massively overhaul Edmonton's transit system. Documents released late Thursday map out a proposed new network with high-frequency bus routes in the core and new, less frequent “crosstown” and rapid bus lanes that would serve the suburbs. The changes would require people outside the core to walk longer distances to bus stops, but the city hopes to mitigate that by renovating sidewalks, trails and crosswalks.
Big projects are underway this summer to change how we get around the city in the years to come. City planners are hosting an info session tomorrow at 11 a.m. to tell residents more about the plans. Metro looks at what these projects mean for you. Metro File Two cyclists ride Edmonton's new downtown bike grid. Edmonton is a week away from opening its much anticipated downtown cycle track, and city planners say the grid will encourage more people to get around on two wheels.
Edmonton could see more farmers markets take root next summer, as the city works to weed out the red tape that stops vendors from setting up shop. In a report heading to the urban planning committee Friday, city planners say they want to clarify regulation for small markets. “We want to grow small businesses and grow the local economy,” said City Planner Calvin Chan.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".