102 Avenue (Downtown) Bike Route
Open House - May 3, 2016
The City of Edmonton held an open house in May to share the final design plan for this bike route and to present construction staging details.Meeting Materials
About The Project
The City is planning two major bike routes in the central part of Edmonton. The Downtown Route will connect the communities of Downtown, Oliver and Glenora, between 96 Street and 136 Street. It will link to destinations that include:
- Stanley Milner Library
- City Hall
- Winspear Centre
- Alberta Art Gallery
- City Market (104 Street)
- 124 Street and High Street shopping areas
These routes will be high-quality facilities that will make cycling more comfortable for all types of cyclists, from novice riders and families to experienced commuters. They have been identified as major bike routes because they: have high numbers of existing bike trips, serve major destinations, and there are frequent requests for bicycle routes in the area.
102 Avenue, between 96 Street and 136 Street, is the top ranked location of the future Downtown Bike Route. It was ranked higher than the 103 Avenue option according to technical analysis and feedback gathered from residents during the June public workshops.
99 Street to 107 Street
Southside cycle track proposed
A safety review nominated for a Transportation of Canada 2015 Decade of Action Road Safety Award proposes an innovative design solution to the downtown portion of the 102 Avenue that moves the cycling facility to the southside of the corridor.
The safety review, conducted in late 2014, identified a number of concerns with the approved concept plan for the 102 Avenue corridor which needs to accommodate two LRT tracks, station platforms, a two-way bike facility, an eastbound traffic lane and be safe for pedestrians.
The road safety review proposes a redesigned corridor that maintains the important multi-modal nature of 102 Avenue and increase safety for all road users. The proposed concept plan includes:
- A south-side two-way cycle track
- A north-side two-way LRT
- A centre-running one-way motor vehicle travel
- Sidewalks on both sides
The 102 Avenue corridor multimodal concept plan will undergo further stages of detailed design and will then be submitted to the firm awarded the P3 contract for the construction of the Valley Line LRT.
Construction of this portion of the 102 Avenue bike route will occur along with the construction of the Valley LRT.
The 102 Avenue bikeway from 107 Street to 111 Street will undergo further stages of public consultation to develop an appropriate design connecting the two cycle track designs now proposed for each end of bikeway. The 102 Avenue bikeway from 96 to 99 Street is being designed in conjunction with the Quarters project.
111 Street to 136 Street
Recommended Concept Plan
June 1, 2015
The City held a public workshop to present the recommended concept plan for the 102 Avenue bike route and to discuss landscaping options.
Single Concept Plan for the 102 Avenue Bike Route
April 21, 2015
The City held a workshop to share plans for the 102 Avenue Bike Route.
Determining Type of Bike Route Public Workshop
November 24, 2014 Meeting
The City held a workshop to determine the type of bike route to be installed on the route. The project team presented the route from 111 Street to 136 Street only. The design of the remainder of the route will be coordinated with the Valley Line LRT project.
City staff provided an update on the project, presented two design options and covered how input from the previous session and our online forum was incorporated in the designs.
City Council Discussed New Public Engagement Approach and Direction on Routes
June 5, 2014
City Council approved the enhanced public engagement approach and gave direction on major bike routes, neighbourhood bike routes in conjunction with neighbourhood renewal/revitalization, shared-use paths, and safety improvements. The focus is on the east-west routes connecting Strathcona, Garneau, and University and Downtown, Oliver, and Glenora.
Stakeholder Interviews and City-Wide Online Workshop
May and June 2014
The planning team began to interview stakeholder groups representing city-wide and local areas to get input on evaluation criteria and feedback on potential bike route locations. The same questions and information were the subject of a major city-wide workshop.
The City changed the way we engaged citizens in bike route decisions. Citizens have more say in how and where to build bike routes. It's easier for people to attend events or participate online, and we looked for input earlier in our decision-making process.
Public Involvement Process
City-wide and local needs were considered to make sure planning fits within the local area and maintains the integrity of a connected city-wide route.
Potential and current user groups, interest groups, impacted residents, stakeholder groups, and local businesses were invited to provide input. Stakeholder groups include community leagues, recreational groups, and institutions such as religious assemblies.
Input is used to help select a bike route location, find the best fit within the chosen route, and help decide what it should look like.
For More Information
102 Avenue from 96 Street to 111 Street
Lisa Erickson102 Avenue from 111 Street to 136 Street