Developments in active transportation across the city

More Scrambled YEG

The city is set to install three more pedestrian scramble markings. Pedestrian scrambles are intersections where vehicles in all four directions stop at the same time, allowing pedestrians to cross the street laterally or diagonally.

Weather permitting two locations will be activated today, November 15:
  • 104 Avenue and 102 Street 
  • 104 Avenue and 104 Street 
The third location goes into service in the coming weeks:
  • 103 Avenue and 103 Street
These locations join the two already in use. All of these scramble intersections are part of a year-long pilot project. 
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Capital Budget

The proposed Capital Budget is now out. It provides a framework for city revenue and expenditures over the next four years, from 2019 to 2022.

Citizens are weighing in at a hearing happening today, and then council will have up to 10 days to debate the budget, beginning on November 28.

Read the proposed budget


Downtown Bike Grid Interim Report

The city recently released a report documenting the first year of the protected bike lanes in downtown Edmonton.

The Downtown Bike Network, 7.8 km of protected bike lanes, opened in the summer of 2017. 

A more comprehensive report is planned for 2019.

Read the report


Scooters coming to town?

The bike share and scooter company, Lime, is quietly preparing for a national rollout to major Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Victoria and Edmonton.

The vehicle-sharing company, which offers pay-per-minute motorized scooters and dockless electric bikes, is hiring key staff across Canada and asking politicians in four provinces to alter laws to make it easier for its products.

The scooter company, Bird, is also looking into launching in Alberta's capital city. 
Read more in the news article
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Local, national and international articles on active transportation

12-year-old plan to rejig Edmonton's 105th Avenue back on the table
CBC Edmonton

Why walkable cities are good for the economy, according to a city planner

‘Aging with grace’: The next big challenge for urbanists
CNU Journal

Millennials unhappily stuck in their parents’ transportation system

A smart city is an accessible city
The Atlantic

Walkability now may outweigh transit access in valuing location
Urban Land Magazine


Active-transportation-related events, resources and research 

Coffee Outside

Meet up with Edmonton's outdoor coffee club. It happens every Friday between 7 and 9am.

Locations vary but usually it's at Constable Ezio Faraone Park on the northside of the High Level Bridge..

Friday, November 16

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Designing for Children in Communities 

Child Friendly Edmonton is presenting an opportunity to learn from an international expert in child-friendly urban planning, Tim Gill. He is a global advocate for children’s everyday freedoms, and for a balanced approach to risk in childhood. His work cuts across planning, urban design, education, child care and recreation.

Tuesday, November 27
Santa Maria Goretti Centre 

It's free.
Register for session


Engagement for The City Plan

The City Plan charts how we will build our future city to a population of two million people. 

Starting this month, public workshops are being held around the city for Edmontonians to participate in identifying how the city moves ahead.

Until November 28
Various locations

Register | November 16 - Terwillegar Recreation Centre
Register | November 20 - Meadows Recreation Centre
Register | November 22 - Grand Trunk Leisure Centre
Register | November 28 - Boyle Street Plaza
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