Five case studies of low-cost, high-impact improvements for city streets and sidewalks

You're invited! 

Traffic engineer Marcel Huculak developed project outlines and costs for each of the five case study locations in our Missing Links project

Join us for a discussion about these examples with the folks who submitted the featured gaps and the traffic engineer.

Thursday (April 25) at 7pm
Rocky Mountain Icehouse

RSVP for free public event

Missing Links Map 

We're continuing to collect gaps in active transportation infrastructure from Edmontonians. We've received more than 200 submissions to-date and the map has been viewed more than 13,000 times. 
Submit a Missing Link


Developments in active transportation across the city


On April 24, city council is voting on a proposal to reduce speed limits on residential roads to 40 km/h. While this would represent a significant improvement on today’s 50 km/h, it is a compromise from the far safer limit of 30 km/h.

A group of citizens is rallying around an idea that would acknowledge that dense residential streets in the core are designed so much differently than those in the more suburban parts of the city.  In the proposed Core Zone, all residential streets would be 30 km/h, collectors 40 km/h, and all arterial roads would be unchanged. Streets could also see temporary, low-cost measures such as paint and bollards that would give cues for drivers to slow down rather than rely on heavy-handed police enforcement.

Benefit? Keep it small and do it right. Show success, then grow it by expanding the zone over time.  
3 ways you can help before Wednesday

1) Email council
Tell them you think 30 km/h is the right choice and pairing that with low cost infrastructure makes sense. Urge city council to “get in the zone!”
Email Edmonton City Council
2) Use the #YEGCoreZone hashtag
Show your support by sharing about your interest, over on social media

3) Play a larger role in the campaign
Get in touch with #YEGCoreZone organizer, Julie Kusiek
Email to get more involved
Envision 109

The city report for Cycling Facilities and Cycling Connections: 109 Street is now available. It is looking at the feasibility of bike lanes in the Garneau community.

It states "when compared to a bike lane on 110 Street, a bike lane on 109 Street has the advantages of being more visible, more directly connected to the High Level Bridge, and closer to the commercial destinations along 109 Street."

It will be discussed on Tuesday (April 23) in the Urban Planning Committee.

See Cycling Facilities and Cycling Connections Report
Open Streets

The street party for all ages and mobilities is coming to Edmonton on August 25, 2019!

The single day event will offer Edmontonians a chance to meet each other and their city in a new way, on Jasper Avenue between 103 Street and 109 Street.

Paths for People is moving forward with the project after city council approved spending $58,000 to shut the road to vehicles. This cost for city services: $8000 to reroute buses, $10,000 for work by parks and roads services, $5000 for an event command post and $35,000 for Edmonton police.

Get involved with Open Streets


Local, national and international articles on active transportation

City begins river valley stairs rehab work
CTV Edmonton

'A long way to go' to improve 659 unsafe crossings in Edmonton, councillor says
Edmonton Journal 

Study: Driver behaviour shows greater need for protected bike lanes
Streetsblog USA

Report: Transportation system improvements help riders' mental health
Smart Cities Dive

Elise Stolte: New street festival aims to grow into all corners of Edmonton
Edmonton Journal 


Active-transportation-related events, resources and research 

Basic Bicycle Maintenance

The Edmonton Resilience Festival is presenting a hands-on workshop on bike care basics. Bring your own bike to learn how to fix a flat, cleaning and lubing the chain, minor adjustments, and when and where to go when you can't do it yourself. Tools, bike repair stands and supplies will be available for attendees. ​

Saturday, April 27
Waldorf Independent School of Edmonton
7211 96a Avenue

Cost: $15-$40 (sliding scale)
Register for Bike Maintenance Workshop
Bike 2019 

The Centre for Active Living is hosting the cross sector exchange between researchers, policy-makers and practitioners around cycling as a mode of active transport. 
  • May 7 - Edmonton 
  • May 8 - Calgary 
The conference's keynote speaker is Dr. Jennifer Dill. She is a professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University (PSU), Director of PSU’s Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), and Director of the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC). 
Register for Bike 2019
Edmonton Bike Swap

Creating a safe atmosphere where you can sell, donate, or buy a bike. 

Saturday, May 11  
  • Drop off: 8am-2pm
  • Buy: 2:30pm-4pm
  • Donate: 8am-4pm  
Edmonton EXPO Centre
7515 118 Avenue 

$2 for adults
Free for kids under 12 
Edmonton Bike Swap

Join U of A students Kaelin Koufogiannakis and Stephen Raitz, as they share their Edmonton Permit Regulated Bike Share Study


Presented as part of Paths for People's Contraflow Series. 
Contraflow Series
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