Cycling in Edmonton
Navigate the Road - Drive and Cycle
Edmonton’s bike network is growing. This year the City of Edmonton will install 20 km of on-street bike routes throughout the city, adding to the existing 86 km built since 2010. It’s part of a plan to create an integrated bicycle network consisting of close to 500 km of on-street cycling facilities within the next 10 to 20 years.
Bike infrastructure encourages cyclists to take to the streets, with 14% of Edmontonians already reporting more bike usage because of the bike lanes that have been installed in their neighbourhoods and to nearby destination points. Cycling is a great way to travel more sustainably and also a perfect opportunity to stay active and adopt a healthy living lifestyle.
A Cycle-Friendly City
The City of Edmonton is committed to enhancing the quality and accessibility of active transportation in Edmonton. The Bicycle Transportation Plan and the Transportation Master Plan seek to shift Edmonton's transportation modes towards sustainable options like cycling.
Cycling is an active transportation option that helps:
- Reduce traffic congestion
- Preserve Edmonton's road infrastructure
- Protect the environment
Facts and Statistics
- 275 km of shared-used paths and sidewalks
- 460 km of unpaved single track and unimproved trails
- 117 km of signed only street oriented bicycle facilities
- Bicycle allowed on the LRT and on certain bus routes with special racks
Bicycle Plan Update
- 34 km of bicycle lanes and shared-use lanes
- 9 km of bus, bike, and taxi lanes
- 5 km of contra-flow bicycle lanes
- 30 km of existing shared-use sidewalks and paths which align with the bicycle plan
- 86 km of bicycle routes installed to date
The City works to build and maintain Edmonton's extensive network of bike paths/lanes, shared sidewalks and multi-use trails to provide a safe transportation system for cyclists, year-round.
Call 311 for questions or concerns about:
- Broken glass
- Roadway/trail maintenance
- Trail closures
- Parkland issues
On-Street Bike Routes 2013
The City is installing new bike routes in 2013. You can view the plans and presentation on the current projects page.
Plans for on-street bike routes on 76 Avenue, 121 Avenue, and 132 Avenue have been deferred.
March 13, 2013 - City Council Meeting Presentation
February On-Street Bike Routes Meetings
Two meetings were held in February to share and discuss the 2013 on-street bike route plans.
Bike Facility Expansion Map 2013
The Bike facility expansion map shows how the proposed routes tie into the existing network.
For more information:
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