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The 101 Avenue Corridor Study established a vision for the future of 101 Avenue identifying options for land use changes, street design and community programming, and recommending specific actions to realize the area's potential.

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This summer, the City of Edmonton will improve pedestrian safety and travel along 101 Avenue with curb extensions, curb stops that separate pedestrians on the sidewalk from parking cars, curb ramps and a new bus shelter. New signs and crossing markings have already been added.

Later this summer and into the fall, the City will be testing the closure of one-way (westbound) vehicle access to 101 Avenue from 50 Street. More information will be shared including opportunities for input and feedback.

The actions will be monitored to inform the development of the concept plan and preliminary design for 101 Avenue.

These actions are drawn from the 101 Avenue Corridor Study (2016-2018) that reflect what was heard through the public engagement process. The actions were also presented for feedback in the fall of 2018.

Background

101 Avenue Corridor Study at Council's Urban Planning Committee.

In 2017, a study was conducted on the 101 Avenue corridor from 50 Street to 78 Street to determine a future vision for the area. Through public engagement, an analysis of policy and land use and a mobility assessment, the study identified specific actions to help realize the area’s potential.

The 101 Avenue Corridor Study was presented to Council’s Urban Planning Committee on June 5, 2018. At the November 13, 2018 Urban Planning Committee meeting, Administration provided a report on opportunities to advance actions to move the vision forward and support active transportation. More information about the actions and impacts to existing operating budgets was presented at the March 19, 2019 Urban Planning Committee.

In December 2018, City Council allocated $2 million to develop the concept plan and preliminary design for 101 Avenue, based on the study, in the 2019-2022 budget cycle. However, capital funding has yet to be allocated to this project. Administration has been tasked to implement actions that support active transportation and contribute to the study’s vision.

Improving Active Transportation

Administration explored the feasibility of actions that improve active transportation. The feasibility of potential actions was assessed using the following criteria:

  • Aligns with the vision and recommendations of the Corridor Study

  • Be implementable within the short term (1 to 2 years)

  • Provides a functional improvement for active modes

  • Funding for implementation is available within existing budgets

  • Community led initiatives can reasonably be fundraised for by the community

Possible actions explored:

  • Repurposing city owned right of way to increase space on sidewalks to better buffer pedestrians

  • Updating placement of bus stop amenities

  • Adding curb ramps to provide barrier free access

  • Adding curb extensions to improve pedestrian crossings

  • Updating or replacing pedestrian crossing signage

  • Repainting existing marked crossings and assessing locations for new marked crossings

  • Testing the closure of one-way (westbound) vehicle access to 101 Avenue from 50 Street

  • Testing the closure of excess driveway accesses that cross sidewalks

  • Supporting community led initiatives to sponsoring street furniture/beautification, or pop up bike lanes for community led special events

101 Avenue Corridor Study Report

The completed 101 Avenue Corridor Study (27MB), includes recommendations on how to improve 101 Avenue. It also includes history on 101 Avenue, background on the community’s desire to shape the future of 101 Avenue and a glossary to help understand the various planning terms.

The Engagement Summary includes details on the various public engagement activities conducted during the study. The report includes a Water Network Upgrade plan to support the future development on 101 Avenue.

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101 Avenue Corridor Study

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