We opened Edmonton’s iconic Jasper Avenue exclusively to walking, biking and rolling.

Sunday, August 25

The five-hour free, public event: 
  • Reimagined how public space is allocated
  • Normalized active transportation
  • Demonstrated the desire for pedestrian-focused roadways 

10,000+ people 

We expected 5000 people to come
75% of survey respondents
said getting to use the whole street was their favourite part of the event
89% of survey respondents
said they spent more than one hour at the event
74% of survey respondents 
became aware of businesses they hadn’t known about on the route
95% of survey respondents
said they’d attend again
38 volunteers
People-power was essential to create the event

5 Site Managers
From contractor Wild Heart Collective

$43,000 for programming
From Paths for People, with support from Edmonton Community Foundation

$35,000 for road closure
From City of Edmonton to re-route transit and cars plus have enforcement on roadway
Open Streets was generously supported by...
Learn all about Open Streets


Three people were elected to our board of directors at the AGM 

Welcome to our two new Paths for People board members, who were elected on September 19, 2019: 
Kaelin Koufogiannakis

Kaelin is entering her fourth and final year of her Bachelor of Arts in Planning at the University of Alberta. During her degree, she’s had various opportunities to study the ways active transportation builds healthy communities, including an independent research project exploring dockless bike and scooter share programs.

Kaelin interns with Stantec, a planning and engineering consultant firm headquartered in Edmonton.

Over the past three years, she has also volunteered as a member of the City of Edmonton Youth Council, an advisory board to City Council representing the interests of Edmonton youth ages 13-23.
Felipe Cañavera

Felipe is a Planning Associate at Situate Inc. – a strategic and municipal planning and project support services firm based in Edmonton.

He received a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Alberta. During his Masters, he was Co-director Geography and Planning Students Society (GAPSS).

He currently volunteers with Infill Development Edmonton Association (IDEA). He moved to Edmonton from Bogota, Colombia – where there’s vibrant cycling culture and a regular Ciclovia event.
Returning board member, Dave Buchanan was elected for another two-year term. The three newly elected board members join four continuing directors. 
Meet all of our staff and board
Thank you to everyone who applied. It was inspiring to read through all the applications and learn more about fellow Edmontonians who are enthusiastic, invested and committed to active transportation. 

P4P executive director, Sarah Hoyles, spoke at the City of Edmonton’s Urban Planning Committee (UPC) on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, on behalf of our organization.

She was one of 20+ people from business, heritage, community and Indigenous groups who spoke.


P4P is all for River Crossing Business Plan
Outcomes of UPC meeting:
  • The committee voted to recommend that council ask administration to make changes to the Rossdale area redevelopment plan.  

  • The committee asked administration to report back in the fall with a list of priorities for investing in amenities in River Crossing.   

  • Council expects to get an update in December on the feasibility of a gondola over the river, as well as an update on plans for RE/MAX Field. 

  • More precise numbers for developing the power plant are expected in the second part of 2020. 


Safety benefits of calcium chloride brine far outweigh corrosion concerns
A handful of speakers urged the Community and Public Services Committee on September 4 to go against the city’s recommendation to continue the current snow and ice pilot program

We sent all the city councillors our position for the continued use of calcium chloride on active transportation corridors.

Next steps: It will be voted on at city council on Tuesday, September 24  

P4P supports brine on active transportation corridors


Local, national and international articles on active transportation

Edmonton student captures video of crosswalk dangers
Global News

Removal of red crosswalks could take weeks, will cost about $40K   

MacEwan University unveils new Treaty 6 marker
CFCW Radio

Edmonton's historic Rossdale may finally have a new future

Edmonton Funicular and DIALOG Wins International Architecture Award
Canadian Architect

Does Edmonton need a bike 'buffer zone'? Cyclist advocates think so

New river valley walkway links historical tour to app
Edmonton Journal

Walkable cities are better for our health and economy 
Globe & Mail 

Cost Benefit: the economic case for cycling
ITS International

Yes, Texting While Walking Is Relatively Safe. (But Still Annoying.)
New York Times


Active-transportation-related events, resources and research 

Oliverbaun Bike & Walk Parade 

The Oliver Community League is holding the first annual Oliverbaun Bike & Walk Parade. Decorate your bike, wagon, scooter, skateboard and walker.  

There will be games, prizes, food, and music – guaranteed fun for the whole family!

It's in celebration of Community League Day.

Saturday, September 21

Kitchener Water Park

It's free. 
More information on the event

Rust Magic Mural Tour

Hosted by Rust Magic founders and artists Annaliza Toledo and Trevor Peters, the tour will explore the locales of local murals. Get the inside stories behind the passion of their journey as they've worked to transform Edmonton into a world class destination for street art producing 60+ murals throughout Edmonton since 2016.

Sunday, September 22

10133 97 Street

It costs $50 / person.

Buy tickets for Mural Tour
101 Avenue Corridor Pilot

The City of Edmonton is testing a month-long traffic closure at 101 Avenue near 50 Street.  
The avenue will be closed to westbound motor-vehicle traffic, west of 50 Street. The westbound travel direction will be accommodated on Terrace Road.

September 23 - October 21
101 Avenue near 50 Street

Testing the westbound closure responds to the concerns shared by the public during the 101 Avenue Corridor Study about large truck traffic using 101 Avenue instead of Terrace Road.
Details on the Pilot Closure
Art-Science River Valley Walk

In response to With All Things Considered, the current Mitchell Gallery exhibition of works by Leanne Olson, join MacEwan Biological Sciences professor Dr. David Locky and artist Dwayne Martineau to explore this river valley park and former landfill. 

Saturday, September 28

Dawson Park

It's free.
More information on the Walk
Unrealized Opening Reception

Attend the Unrealized grand opening event as part of Edmonton Design Week.

View the newest exhibit produced by Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE) examining the lesser-known projects that would have shaped Edmonton, and the reasons they did not become a reality.

Friday, October 4

Edmonton City Centre Mall 

$10 / reception ticket

Exhibition runs until October 25, 2019.
Details on Unrealized exhibition
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