All posts by Alita Rickards

Alita moonlights as a freelance writer focused on interesting people, music, arts, food, culture, sustainable lifestyles, and human rights. These same things attracted her to become a homeowner in vibrant, diverse, walkable Alberta Avenue.

Residents share ideas during city workshop Alberta Avenue slated for upcoming neighbourhood renewal

Participants at the Alberta Avenue Community Walk and Ideas Workshop on Feb. 10 appreciated the mild – 6 C weather since everyone had ideas about how to renew Alberta Avenue’s mature neighbourhood.

The high level of public engagement is what City of Edmonton project managers had hoped for. Continue reading Residents share ideas during city workshop Alberta Avenue slated for upcoming neighbourhood renewal

Living carefree and car-free in the city Delighting in alternative forms of transportation in a car-centric land

ALITA RICKARDS

I didn’t intend to be car-free.

When I was 18, like many Canadians, I studied the learner’s handbook, practiced driving, and got my license. I’m still shocked it’s that easy to let someone barely out of their teens drive a vehicle made of thousands of pounds of metal. My first car was a 1973 Dodge Dart my grandma gave me. I’d jam punk rock mix-tapes in the radio cassette player, rev my engine, and speed around with all the reckless naivety of youth. Continue reading Living carefree and car-free in the city Delighting in alternative forms of transportation in a car-centric land