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43 Avenue shared-use bike path chosen based on public feedback to replace 40 Avenue bike lanes.

40th Avenue, between 106 Street and 120 Street, is a collector road serving the neighbourhoods of Rideau Park, Duggan, Greenfield, Aspen Gardens and Royal Gardens. The route provides access to schools, parks, local businesses, and the arterial road network. The 43 Avenue route was chosen based on public feedback to replace the 40 Avenue bike lanes.

The 40th Avenue area also includes a designed bike route that aims to connect communities and cyclists to local destinations and to the wider bike network. Through public engagement we heard a desire for higher quality cycling facilities through the communities. Next steps were to identify how and where bike routes should be located, and how they can be designed to reflect local needs.

Project Update - May 2017

Following the Community Event on December 8, 2016, City staff determined there was a need for further engagement to address the section of the shared-use path on 117 Street between 41 Avenue and 43 Avenue.

The project team hosted a Shared Roadway Workshop on April 6, 2017, inviting key stakeholder groups including representatives from the schools, community league and residents of 117 Street. 

Feedback from the workshop contributed to a design solution that the project team believes balances the needs of both the residents of 117 Street and overall path users. The final report, along with the ultimate proposed design, was scheduled to be brought to the Urban Planning Committee meeting on May 24, 2017.

Citizens were invited to attend the committee meeting, and the final approved design posted after the Urban Planning Committee meeting.

Community Meeting - March 19, 2016

Residents were invited to a community meeting to discuss new bike route location options. City staff presented high quality cycling facility options for 40 Avenue and 43 Avenue.

Meeting Materials


Display Boards

Bike Lane Removals

On-street bike routes were installed on 40 Avenue in 2013 but faced opposition from the community who felt they were not sufficiently consulted in the planning process. Responding to residents’ concerns, in July 2015 City Council passed a motion to remove the bike lanes on 40 Avenue from 119 Street to 106 Street; and on 106 Street from Whitemud Drive to 34 Avenue.

Public Engagement History

Thank you to the over 300 people that completed the June 2015 bike lane survey, and to the others who attended the Community Barbeque, and those who were able to talk to our engagement team during morning school drop offs and other community events.

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