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Jasper Avenue's vision will create an innovative and vibrant streetscape that balances the needs of the community, commuters, businesses and visitors.

About the Project

The Experience Jasper Avenue Design Demo was an opportunity to try out the new plan and design for the avenue, from 109 Street to 124 Street, that was developed during the Imagine Jasper Avenue project. It used a combination of public and stakeholder feedback, City policies and procedures, and technical studies and standards to develop the new design.

 

Changes for Jasper Avenue

Changes to the current design of the avenue are planned in order to truly make Jasper Avenue into a main street. These changes include features that rebalance the space on the avenue to a pedestrian priority, while accommodating all other travel modes. They also support the dual function of a main street as a destination and link.

Design Demo

During the design demo, the current outside peak hour bus/off peak hour parking lanes were closed to vehicle traffic via barriers. The space from these lanes was instead used to create additional public space in the form of ‘flex space'.

Other features that were a part of the design demo include:

  • Public animation stations and parklets
  • Curb extensions at intersections
  • Pedestrian crossings at every intersection
  • Street furnishing and resting areas
  • Trees and landscaping
Flex Space

Flex space is a brand new design zone for streets designated as main streets. Jasper Avenue is the first official main street in Edmonton that has been designed using the Main Streets Guideline and is the first to implement flex space.

Flex space can be used for a variety of purposes in different seasons, such as patios, bike corrals, performance spaces, street sales and any number of other flexible uses. The use of flex spaces are dependent on local businesses and the community to plan how the spaces should be used and activated. The default of the flex space will be on-street parking, which can be easily reallocated to spaces for people rather than cars, as demand arises.

Project Journey

Details of the Imagine Jasper Avenue Project and the preferred design being demoed during Experience Jasper Avenue Project.

Experience Jasper Avenue Design Demonstration

Design Demonstrations July to October 2017

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Experience Jasper Avenue

Email experiencejasperavenue@edmonton.ca
Telephone

In Edmonton:  311
Outside Edmonton:  780-442-5311

Email 311@edmonton.ca

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