Spaces supporting Edmontonians to use active transportation

Each month in 2020, Paths for People will spotlight an organization, business or group who's making it a little easier for Edmontonians to get into active transportation. 
ISL Engineering is a consulting firm of engineers and land services professionals working in transportation, land and water projects for both public and private sectors.

As of 2020, the south central Edmonton office has a half dozen free amenities to support employees to participate in active transportation, as part of the company’s overall sustainability goals:


Two nearly metre-wide racks were supplied by Bike Edmonton and installed in 2014. ISL bought each for $1000/rack.

Manufactured locally by Special Metal Fabricating, the racks are designed by the City of Edmonton to meet bylaw requirements.

The 1″ galvanized steel racks are suitable for nearly all sizes of bikes, holding them securely with all common locks.

Access to the employee rack is a priority even in winter, with dedicated snow clearing to the area.


Employees have free access to locker rooms, complete with showers.

The lockers can be used to keep toiletries and towels for when staff members wish to freshen up after a walking or bike commute.
See all Active Transportation supports at ISL

“I can work around things, I’ll lock my bike up wherever. I don’t really mind if the snow isn’t cleared in the bike racks.

But at the same time, it's just respectful to say everyone makes their own choices and we’re going to support whatever choice you make.

It’s mostly about respecting that everyone has a choice about commuting.”

Sandra Gaherty
Senior Engineer
ISL Engineering

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Creatively Reframing + Reclaiming Public Space

Join David Engwicht, the Brisbane, Australia-based social innovator and a significant international leader in placemaking and urban planning as he explores his distinctive approach to transportation tie-ups and frustrations not as a design problem but social and cultural problems.

Saturday, February 8
La Cité Francophone Theatre 

Come get challenged and inspired to merge transportation with creativity to help reclaim our streets, both psychologically and physically.

The public talk will be followed by a Q&A

Pay-what-you-can ($20 suggested)
Get your Tickets
Sponsored by:


Second year of P4P bringing coffee to outdoor coffee meet-up

Coffee Outside welcomed Paths for People on December 20, 2019 at Ezio Faraone Park for an outdoor coffee meet-up from 7-9am. 

We loved connecting and grabbing a coffee with folks involved in active transportation year-round. Thanks to everyone who brought 🧦🧦🧦🧦 to donate to the Bissell Centre.

All are invited to join the group of active transportation commuters every Friday, rain, sun or snow.

Make sure to check their location by following them on Twitter
See Photos from the Event


Launching a fresh take on who we are

Working with local design firm, Kobot, we've refreshed our look and feel.

It was time to reimagine our brand to more fulsomely reflect our evidence-based advocacy for active infrastructure and transportation alternatives in Edmonton. 

We're keen to show that P4P is active, motivated, adventurous, well-informed, passionate and can be trusted as an authority on biking and walking needs.

After 6 months of consultation, we arrived at a fresh look focusing on connection, green space, paths and movement.

We hope ya like it!


Local, national and international articles on active transportation

Edmonton's Citadel Theatre upgrades accessibility for actors and patrons with disabilities
Edmonton Journal 

'A shabby road without sidewalks,' 105th Avenue slated for $16M renewal

City seeks input in redrawing 12 boundaries
CBC Edmonton

‘It’s a superpower’: how walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier
The Guardian
What to do if you see someone sleeping in the cold in Edmonton
Global News

Opportunities to live in Blatchford’s green community going quickly
Edmonton Journal 

How transportation technology developed – or didn’t – in 2019
Globe & Mail 

The City That Cycles With the Young, the Old, the Busy and the Dead
New York Times


Revisiting rules for off-street parking required for businesses and residences 

On January 28, as part of the City of Edmonton’s Comprehensive Parking Review, the Urban Planning Committee (UPC) will be debating on-site (off-street) parking regulations.

This is an opportunity to eliminate Edmonton’s long standing parking minimums (1970s) which serve to:
  • embed car-dependence in our urban form
  • force property owners to subsidize parking (whether or not they have need for a stall)
  • contribute to inefficient land use patterns
YEGarden Suites and Infill Edmonton are asking for folks to add their voice to the call for updated parking regulations. They suggest a variety of approaches:


Pragmatically and rapidly implement livable, safe streets in the core areas of Edmonton

On February 26, city council is considering calming vehicle speeds on city streets.

There are two proposals:
  1. a blanket speed-limit reduction, from 50km/h to 40km/h, on residential and collector streets (city administration proposed).
  2. reducing the speed-limit to 30km/h on residential streets inside core neighbourhoods but to also leave the speed at 40km/h on residential streets outside this zone (aka #YEGCoreZone).
Read the full #YEGCoreZone Proposal
#YEGCOREZONE is asking community members to:  
  • Share your support
    Post on your social media about your endorsement of #YEGCoreZone

  • Connect with your ward councillor
    Email your Councillor and tell them you support the #YEGCoreZone

  • Speak at council
    If you'd like to register to speak on February 26, please email Julie Kusiek at to coordinate your main message as council prefers less repetition from speakers


Active-transportation-related events, resources + research 

Riverdale Street Safety

The Community League is looking to better understand how to make the local streets safer for everyone.

At the session you will be able to:
  • identify intersections and areas of safety concern
  • get familiar with possible safety solutions
  • view preliminary data from the City of Edmonton's recent Street Safety survey (Riverdale specific data)
Sunday, January 19
Riverdale Community Hall

It's free.
More Information on Drop-in Session

Adaptive Bike Fair

Explore adaptive cycling options with selections from the YouCanRide2 rental fleet. 

Friday, January 24
Goodwill Impact Centre

It's free.
Details on Adaptive Bike Fair

South West Ski Fest

Try out cross country skis and snowshoes free. The River Valley Program Team will be there with enough skis to outfit 1000 people over the four hour time period. Explore more than 10km of SkiLocal trails. 

Taste the chilli! Community Leagues will be facing off to see which community in South West Edmonton can cook the best chilli.

Enjoy hot cocoa inside the hall or by a warm fire outside.

Saturday, January 25
Royal Gardens Community League

It's free.
More Information on Ski Fest

Parking Minimums Tour

A short walking tour with on-site presentations from community builders, developers, small business owners and others highlighting projects that range from no parking to ample underground parking - and everything between. 

Sunday, January 26
Crawford Block

Learn about the upcoming parking policy options coming to Urban Planning Committee, see some new Edmonton developments, and learn how you can take action when in comes to Edmonton's parking. 

Buy Your Tickets

Flying Canoë Volant

Inspired by the legend of The Flying Canoe and French Canadian, First Nations and Métis traditions, this event celebrates Edmonton's beautiful Mill Creek Ravine and the French Quarter. Come celebrate your inner voyageur with light, music, legends and dance!

January 30-February 1
6-10pm, nightly
La Cité Francophone, Mill Creek Ravine + the French Quarter

This is a free, all-ages event open to everyone.
Find out all about the Event

Westmount Window Wanderland

See the Westmound neighbourhood transformed into a magical outdoor gallery.

Stroll through the community and see the displays in the windows of area homes, apartments and businesses. 

February 7 & 8
6:30-9pm, nightly
Westmount neighbourhood

It's free.

Learn more about the Wanderland

Winter Bike to Work/School Day

A global event celebrating bicycle commuting in winter - with a friendly competition with serious goals. 

Friday, February 14

This is a free, all-ages event open to everyone.
Commit to Winter Bike to Work Day
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