The introduction of dedicated transit lanes will, inevitably, result in some challenging decisions about which street elements, such as sidewalks, public realm space, boulevards, trees, bike lanes, vehicle parking and vehicle travel lanes, should be prioritized.
In the Round 2 engagement, we wanted to better understand people’s priorities in terms of how we configure the corridors that will accommodate dedicated bus rapid transit (BRT) transit lanes. The corridors include Castle Downs to Century Park via 97 Street and Gateway Boulevard/Calgary Trail, West Edmonton Mall to Bonnie Doon via Quesnell Bridge and Whyte Avenue, and Ambleside to University via Terwillegar Drive (already partially under construction as part of the Terwillegar Drive expansion).
Thank you to everyone who provided additional feedback on the Whyte Avenue portion of the West Edmonton Mall to Bonnie Doon via Quesnell Bridge and Whyte Avenue corridor through the Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy engagement. Combining engagement for the Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy and the Whyte Avenue Mass Transit corridor allowed Edmontonians to consider all the public realm changes in the area, providing a holistic view of the future vision for Old Strathcona. Read the
Engagement for all 3 BRT corridors took place in October 2022. Feedback was collected through a survey, 4 online workshops as well as 5 pop-up engagement events.
Some of the questions we asked included:
- What trade-offs do we have to consider when designing dedicated bus lanes?
- What street elements are most important?
- What other design elements/measures should be considered?
Round 2 Workshop Presentation Video