For every metre of roadway, sidewalk and underground pipe, Saskatoon becomes a more expensive city. Increased density helps to mitigate costs and make our city more sustainable economically and environmentally. This must be done respectfully in order to protect the character of our historic neighbourhoods.
BRT has been described as a “Subway on Wheels”. It’s hard to imagine at this point, but as our city grows up, like all bigger cities, a better public transportation option will be required. An all-electric fleet is being considered for the roll-out of BRT in 2025.
Council has endorsed a number of projects that will save money and reduce emissions. LED light replacements in civic buildings and street lights are already saving our city millions of dollars every year. St. Paul’s heat generation project and Property Assessed Clean Energy loans (PACE) will also reduce emissions and save money.