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A history of all the bike route projects that have been completed. 

Southside Bike Routes

May to October 2017: Construction Plan - 83 Avenue and 106 Street

Construction was scheduled to start the first week of May and completed fall 2017.

The construction consisted of removal and replacement of public sidewalk, curb and gutter, streetlight replacement as required, installation of a retaining wall on 95A Street and reconstruction and paving of the road.

Construction Bulletin

April 6, 2017: Public Drop-in Meeting

Residents were invited to attend a pre-construction meeting to learn more about construction. Members of the project team were available to provide details and answer questions. 

Fact Sheet

Presentation

April 4, 2017: Information Session - 106 Street and 76 Avenue

On Tuesday April 4, City representatives met with residents to share details about the upcoming construction, including roadway changes and cycling facilities, along 106 Street and 76 Avenue within Queen Alexandra. Information presented included project timelines and construction impacts to adjacent properties.

Displays

Project Overview

Project Timeline & Scope

Conceptual Cross-sections

Cycling Facilities

Construction Details & Road Closures

Neighbourhood Trees

Streetlights, Wayfinding & Aesthetic Features

September 24, 2016: Event and Draft Concept Plan - 106 Street and 76 Avenue

A community event was held on September 24, 2016. Participants had an opportunity to see changes coming to the neighbourhood, and take part in some family friendly activities. The Design Team revised the plan based on feedback, and completed the Engage 106-76 Collector Concept Plan.

A survey was also distributed to gather participants' experience in the process.

What We Heard

Draft Concept Plan - September 2016

106 Street (61 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive) - Draft Concept Plan

76 Avenue (Saskatchewan Drive to 111 Street) - Draft Concept Plan

76 Avenue and 106 Street Map

May 4, 2016: Open House - 83 Avenue

The City held an open house to share the final design plan for the 83 Avenue Bike Route and to present construction staging details.

Display Boards

Fact Sheet

April 7, 2016: Open House - 106 Street and 76 Avenue

On Thursday April 7, 2016, the City held an Open House to meet with residents and present the completed draft concept plan for 106 Street and 76 Avenue.

What We Heard

Meeting Materials

Presentation

Display Boards

106 Street (61 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive) - Draft Concept Plan

76 Avenue (Saskatchewan Drive to 111 Street) - Draft Concept Plan

June 3, 2015: 83 Avenue Bike Route (Strathcona) Public Workshop

The City held a public workshop to present the recommended concept plan for the 83 Avenue bike route and to discuss landscaping options.

Display Boards

Fact Sheet

Map - 83 Avenue from 96 Street to 104 Street

Map - 83 Avenue from 105 Street to 112 Street

Presentation

Winter 2014/2015: Determining Type of Bike Route Workshops - 83 Avenue

The City invited Edmontonians to participate in two workshops held on November 27, 2014, and January 8, 2015, to determine the type of bike lane to be installed on the route.

City staff provided an update on the project, presented two design options and covered how input from the previous session and our online forum was incorporated in the designs.

Fact Sheet

Maps - 83 Avenue Cross Sections (12.79MB)

Map - 83 Avenue from 112 Street to 105 Street (15.43MB)

Map - 83 Avenue from 104 Street to 95A Street (15.63 MB)

Presentation

Route Location Evaluation Report

June 5, 2014: City Council Meeting Public Engagement and Direction on Routes

City Council approved the enhanced public engagement approach and gave direction on major bike routes, neighbourhood bike routes in conjunction with neighbourhood renewal/revitalization, shared-use paths, and safety improvements. The focus is on the east-west routes connecting Strathcona, Garneau, and University and Downtown, Oliver, and Glenora.

Transportation Committee Minutes June 5, 2014 (Item 6.1)

May-June 2014: Stakeholder Interviews and City-Wide Online Workshop - 83 Avenue

The planning team began to interview stakeholder groups representing city-wide and local areas to get input on evaluation criteria and feedback on potential bike route locations. The same questions and information were the subject of a major city-wide workshop.

83 Avenue Bike Route Evaluation Criteria

Engage Edmonton Online Input

Fact Sheet

Map - 83 Avenue Route Option

2014: How It Started

112 Street was originally part of the concept plan. However, the route was modified to better tie into the cycling facilities on 110 Street and 111 Street, to access the University and neighbourhoods to the north and south.

These routes are high-quality facilities that make cycling more comfortable for all types of cyclists, from novice riders and families, to experienced commuters. The routes were identified as major bike routes due to the high numbers of existing bike trips, major destinations along the paths, and the frequent requests for bicycle routes in the area.

83 Avenue was the top ranked location of the Strathcona Bike Route. It was ranked higher than options on 81 Ave, 84 Ave, and Whyte Ave according to technical analysis and feedback gathered from residents during the June public workshops.

West Central Bike Routes

May 3, 2017: Public Drop-in Meeting

The City held a public open house at Robertson-Wesley United Church to discuss bike route construction on 102 Avenue between 111 Street and Clifton Place. Members of the project team answered questions regarding project scope, schedule and impacts.

Presentation

Fact Sheet

December 2016: Construction

Construction of the 102 Avenue major bike route is complete, including the shared-use path from 136 Street to Connaught Drive. Work done also includes:

  • Sidewalk excavation from 136 Street to 130 Street
  • Traffic signal installation for cyclists at 130 Street - the City's first!
  • Shared-Use Path (SUP) construction preparation from 130 Street to Connaught Drive
May 3, 2016: Open House

The City held an open house to share the final design plan for this bike route and to present construction staging details.

Display Boards

Fact Sheet

December 2015: South Side Cycle Track Proposed - 102 Avenue from 99 to 107 Street

A safety review nominated for a Transportation of Canada 2015 Decade of Action Road Safety Award proposed an innovative design solution to the downtown portion of the 102 Avenue that would move the cycling facility to the southside of the corridor.

The safety review, conducted in late 2014, identified a number of concerns with the approved concept plan for the 102 Avenue corridor which needed to accommodate two LRT tracks, station platforms, a two-way bike facility, an eastbound traffic lane and be safe for pedestrians.

The road safety review proposed a redesigned corridor that maintained the important multi-modal nature of 102 Avenue and increased safety for all road users. The proposed concept plan included:

  • A southside two-way cycle track
  • A northside two-way LRT
  • A centre-running one-way motor vehicle travel
  • Sidewalks on both sides

Cross-Section Station

Cross-Section Non-Station

Map - 102 Avenue Concept Plan

The 102 Avenue corridor multimodal concept plan underwent further stages of detailed design and was then submitted to the firm awarded the P3 contract for the construction of the Valley Line LRT.

Construction of this portion of the 102 Avenue bike route will occur along with the construction of the Valley LRT.

The 102 Avenue bikeway from 107 Street to 111 Street will undergo further stages of public consultation to develop an appropriate design connecting the two cycle track designs now proposed for each end of bikeway. The 102 Avenue bikeway from 96 to 99 Street is being designed in conjunction with the Quarters project.

June 1, 2015: Recommended Concept Plan - 111 to 136 Street

The City held a public workshop to present the recommended concept plan for the 102 Avenue bike route and to discuss landscaping options.

Display Boards

Fact Sheet

Map - 102 Avenue from 136 Street to 124 Street

Map - 102 Avenue from 123 Street to 111 Sreet

Presentation

Map of Downtown Route

November 24, 2014: Determining Type of Bike Route Public Workshop

The City held a workshop to determine the type of bike route to be installed on the route. The project team presented the route from 111 Street to 136 Street only. The design of the remainder of the route will be coordinated with the Valley Line LRT project.

City staff provided an update on the project, presented two design options and covered how input from the previous session and our online forum was incorporated in the designs.

Fact Sheet

Maps - 102 Avenue Cross Sections

Maps - 102 Avenue Plan Options

Presentation

Route Location Evaluation Report

June 5, 2014: City Council Meeting For Engagement Approach and Direction on Routes

City Council approved the enhanced public engagement approach and gave direction on major bike routes, neighbourhood bike routes in conjunction with neighbourhood renewal/revitalization, shared-use paths, and safety improvements. The focus is on the east-west routes connecting Strathcona, Garneau, and University and Downtown, Oliver, and Glenora.

Transportation Committee Minutes June 5, 2014 (Item 6.1)

May and June 2014: Stakeholder Interviews and City-Wide Online Workshop

The planning team began to interview stakeholder groups representing city-wide and local areas to get input on evaluation criteria and feedback on potential bike route locations. The same questions and information were the subject of a major city-wide workshop.

Downtown Bike Route Evaluation Criteria

Fact Sheet

2014: How It Started

These routes are high-quality facilities that make cycling more comfortable for all types of cyclists, from novice riders and families to experienced commuters. They were identified as major bike routes because they: have high numbers of existing bike trips, serve major destinations, and there are frequent requests for bicycle routes in the area.

102 Avenue, between 96 Street and 136 Street, was the top ranked location of the Downtown Bike Route. It was ranked higher than the 103 Avenue option according to technical analysis and feedback gathered from residents during the June public workshops.

Downtown Bike Network

July 2017: Bike Routes Installed
Downtown Routes Completed
  • 96 Street from Louise McKinney Park to 104 Avenue
  • 101 Street - 105 Street along 105 Avenue is a shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians at the MacEwan Station LRT Plaza and behind Rogers Place Arena.
  • 105 Street - 109 Street along 105 Avenue is an on-street protected two-way bike lane. There is an adjacent sidewalk for pedestrians.
  • 109 Street - 116 Street along 105 Avenue is an on-street shared-use path, Cyclists and pedestrians will have a protected shared space on the street. Please watch for signs.
  • 99 Street from 102A Avenue to 103A Avenue (closes regularly for summer festivals)
  • 100 Avenue from 103 Street to Ribbon of Steel (110 Street)
  • 102 Avenue from 103 Street to Railtown Park (110 Street)
  • 102A Avenue from 96 Street to 99 Street
  • 103 Street from 100 Avenue to Rogers Place (103 Avenue)
  • 103A Avenue from 96 Street to 101 Street
  • 106 Street from 100 Avenue to MacEwan University (105 Avenue)
  • 107 Street from the Legislature grounds (99 Avenue) to 100 Avenue
  • 110 Street from Railtown Park to MacEwan University (105 Avenue)
July and September 2016: City Council Approved Downtown Bike Network

On July 12, 2016, Councillor Scott Mckeen presented a motion at City Council, “That Administration, in partnership with Stantec, provide an updated report on a minimum grid for physically separated bike lane infrastructure in the City of Edmonton's core and the report should include the potential use of relatively inexpensive (within existing resources) temporary infrastructure (example: bollards, mobile concrete curbs), as can be found in the City of Calgary's pilot project.”

City Council Meeting Minutes July 12, 2016 (Item 9.2)

The report went to Council September, 2016 and included three choices, and an estimated cost and completion of implementation. The report passed unanimously with the first choice, implementing the Downtown Bike Network by June/July, 2017.

Urban Planning Committee September 28, 2016 (Item 6.4)

 

June 11, 2014: Bike Infrastructure Plan Approved

Bike locations were identified in the Bicycle Transportation Plan. City Council approved the 2014-2018 Bike Infrastructure Plan. This plan identified the need to build high quality bike lanes in core areas of the city, including downtown. This type of infrastructure provides a safe environment for cyclists to be separated from other modes of transportation, and encourages more cycling while supporting a healthy and economically-friendly lifestyle.

City Council Meeting Minutes June 11, 2014 (Item 6.3)

2009: Bicycle Transportation Plan Approved

City Council approved the Bicycle Transportation Plan, which called for the installation of close to 500 km of on-street cycling facilities within the next 10 to 20 years.

43 Avenue Shared-Use Path

Summer 2017: 43 Avenue Shared-Use Path Completed

Construction was completed in Summer 2017, along with a speed reduction from 50 km/h to 30 km/h on 117 Street between 40 and 43 Avenues. The remainder of the roadway changes at 117 Street (i.e. raised crosswalks) will be completed with Neighbourhood Renewal planned for 2019.

May 24, 2017: Urban Planning Committee Reports

An information report, along with the ultimate proposed design, was brought to the Urban Planning Committee on May 24, 2017. The committee had no questions about the project or recommended design. 

Final Approved Design
106 Street to 119 Street Shared-Use Path Corridor 

Connect 43 Avenue Fact Sheet

April 6, 2017: Shared Roadway Workshop

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.

Presentation

Display Boards

December 8, 2016: Drop-in Community Event

A community event was held to review the 43 Avenue Shared-Use Concept Plan. Participants had an opportunity to provide input on key destinations along the path, including placement of aesthetic elements (benches, landscaping and points of interest). Information was also presented on preparing for winter recreational activities (running, cycling and cross-country skiing).

What We Heard - Feedback Received

Presentation Boards

Proposed Shared-Use Path Map 1

Proposed Shared-Use Path Map 2

Proposed Shared-Use Path Map 3

July 2015: 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. 

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.

June 2015: Community Events and Survey

Over 300 people attended the community events and completed the bike lane survey. 

2012 and 2013 Bike Routes

April 17, 2013: Pre-Construction Meeting

The City held a meeting to share information on the final design of the 2013 on-street bike routes, overview the construction process, report back on was heard through the public involvement process, and overview the changes that were incorporated in the designs as a result of the input. Background information on cycling and policy direction was also presented.

Display Boards

Presentation

What We Heard

March 13, 2013: City Council Meeting Presentation

Information was presented to Council about progress implementing the Bicycle Transportation Plan. This included information on the program cost, alignment with mandate from City Council, public involvement activities, and design information.

Bicycle Transportation Plan Implementation and Consultation Presentation

Transportation Committee Minutes March 3, 2013 (Item 7.2)

February 2013: Public Involvement Meetings

Two meetings were held to share information about the projects and get feedback on proposed 2013 bike route designs. Background information on cycling and policy direction were also available.

Presentation

March to May 2012: On-Street Bike Routes

The City added 15 km of on-street bike routes. A public involvement process was held to share information about the project, get feedback on proposed designs, and provide information prior to construction.

  • Leger Road (23 Avenue to Leger Way) - March 19
  • 121 Avenue (Victoria Trail to 77 Street) - March 21
  • Wolf Willow Road (east of 170 Street) - March 22
  • 189 Street (87 Avenue to 95 Avenue)
    ***95 Avenue (142 Street to 189 Street) - April 2
  • 121 Street (100 Avenue to 106 Avenue)
    ***100 Avenue (102 Street to 121 Street) - April 3 and 10
  • 82 Street (Yellowhead Trail to 137 Avenue) - April 4
  • 116 Street (87 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive) - April 5 and 11
  • Pre-construction Information Sessions - May 3 and 10

Fact Sheet

Maps - Central On-Street Bike Route

Maps - North east On-Street Bike Route

Maps - South west On-Street Bike Route

Presentation

What We Heard

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