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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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Next Steps

The City of Edmonton is testing a month-long traffic closure at 101 Avenue near 50 Street.

From September 23 to October 21, 101 Avenue will be closed to westbound traffic, west of 50 Street. The westbound travel direction will be accommodated on Terrace Road. Large trucks are to access 101 Avenue via 75 Street. Westbound travel will still be available on 101 Avenue from 57 Street or 71 Street.

Drop-in Engagement Session

Want to learn more about the test and share your feedback? Join us at Capilano Library for a drop-in engagement session:

Date: Thursday October 10, 2019

Time: 5-8pm

Location: Capilano Library (9915 67 Street NW)

Can’t make it? That’s ok! You can complete this survey to share your feedback.

When combined with the traffic data the City will collect, it will inform next steps as the 101 Avenue project evolves.

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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.

Results will help inform whether this change should become permanent when the street is renewed and reconstructed.

The changed access and permanent westbound closure would support the long term vision for 101 Avenue by reducing short cutting, unnecessary traffic and contributing to a better pedestrian experience along 101 Avenue. It would align with Council's Vision Zero and ConnectEdmonton strategic goals.

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

Email 101AvenueCorridorStudy@edmonton.ca

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