105 Avenue is emerging as a key corridor in the revitalization of the Downtown north edge.
In 2016, the City constructed the Phase 1 streetscape improvements from 116 Street to 119 Street, to help make 105 Avenue more accessible and pedestrian friendly. This construction is based on the 2013 preliminary design focused on 105 Avenue between 109 Street and 119 Street.
The 2013 preliminary design along 105 Avenue from 116 Street to 97 Street is now being refreshed as Phase 2 of the project starts. The refresh will include protected bike lanes and drainage updates. Two options for protected bike lanes were shown at the drop-in public meeting February 13, 2018. These options were:
- Two-way protected bike lane with one-way vehicle traffic and a parking lane
- One-way protected bike lane with two-way vehicle traffic
It was identified just prior to the public meeting that possible changes to Phase 1 of 105 Avenue from 116 Street to 119 Street may be needed to provide consistency for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists on both the north and south sides of 116 Street. Potential options were presented in one of the display boards at the public meeting on February 13. Possible options to provide consistency for all users from 116 Street to 119 Street will be brought back to the public at our spring 2018 public meeting for more discussion and comments, before any decisions for that section (116 Street to 119 Street) of the road are made.
Where We Are
Phase 2 - Preliminary Design Review
The 2013 preliminary design is being refreshed. The refresh will look at the remaining portion of 105 Avenue, from 97 Street to 116 Street, with an emphasis on protected bike lanes. This also includes drainage upgrades.
Phase 1 - Construction
Streetscape improvements on 105 Avenue, from 116 Street to 119 Street, were constructed in 2016 to make the roadway more accessible and pedestrian-friendly. The improvements will be examined further after the design for Phase 2 is approved to provide consistency for all users.