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Jasper Avenue is Edmonton’s premier Main Street - a people place.

You’ve never seen Jasper Avenue like this before.

Excite Your Senses

The current design demo taking place between 109 Street to 115 Street will end on October 31, 2017, weather permitting.

Join us for our final closing celebration:

Date: Saturday October 28, 2017
Location: Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre (parking lot)
11111 Jasper Avenue
Time: 2 - 7pm

  • Horse drawn hay-rides down Jasper to tour the demonstration area
  • Free cocoa and coffee the whole event
  • Chili cook-off from Jasper Avenue restaurants by donation from 2-4pm
  • Free hot dogs from 4-7pm
  • Trick or treat on Jasper from 109 to 113 Street with free Experience Jasper Avenue bags (while supplies last)
  • Roving entertainers
  • Live music from the St. Joseph's Basilica Schola Cantorum choir from 4-4:30pm
  • Activities with The Gamer's Lodge in the Shipping Container Parklet
  • Cozy fires
  • Experience Jasper Avenue demonstration video unveiling
  • Mural Wall photo contest with prizes using the hashtag #ExperienceJasperAvenue

Experience Jasper Avenue Design Demonstration

About the Project

The Experience Jasper Avenue Design Demo will give you a chance 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 which ran from September 2015 to March 2017. It used a combination of public and stakeholder feedback, City policies and procedures, and technical studies and standards to develop the new design.

You’ve imagined Jasper Avenue, now it’s time to experience it!

A number of 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.

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

Other features of the new Jasper Avenue plan that will be 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

Project Journey

Want to know all the details of what happened during the Imagine Jasper Avenue Project and how it led to the preferred design being demoed during Experience Jasper Avenue? Read the Project Journey Booklet!

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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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