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Shared Streets and Lane Closures - Fall 2020 Removals

Temporary adjustments to our streets were implemented earlier this year to support people getting outside, spacing out and moving safely.

  • Tuesday, September 29 - lane closures will begin to be removed
  • Tuesday, October 27 - all Shared Streets will begin to be removed

Removing these adjustments supports increased vehicle traffic with back to school and return to work, and considers increased costs and maintenance requirements due to upcoming winter conditions.

A number of lessons were learned through the Shared Streets and lane closures implemented in 2020, including confirming (through a partnership study with the University of Alberta) how they positively impacted individuals' abilities to physically distance. These experiences have provided many considerations that will be explored further when looking at opportunities for 2021.

The City of Edmonton continues to encourage people to get outside, space out, move safely and make use of the sidewalks and many pathways:

  • We have an extensive network of shared pathways and trails, and bike routes in Edmonton, see a map at edmonton.ca/discover
  • Recreation centres are currently offering outdoor fitness classes
  • If you cannot keep a physical distance, please wear a mask to help keep everyone safe
Shared Streets Removal - All Shared Streets will be removed

Until October 27, Shared Streets are open for people who walk, bike and drive, regardless of how they choose to move around our city.

Vehicle access is restricted to local traffic only along Shared Streets, and since all modes are using the same space, the speed limit is reduced to 20 km/hr.

Streets in densely populated neighbourhoods are the priority, so all Edmontonians have an opportunity to space out. 

  • 84 Avenue (109 Street to 112 Street)
    University Ave (109 Street to 114 Street)
  • 88 Avenue (109 Street to 110 Street)
  • 96 Street (111 Avenue to 103a Avenue)
    108a Avenue (96 Street to 94 Street)
  • 108 Street (99 Avenue to 104 Avenue)
  • 110 Street (University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive)
  • 112 Avenue S (112 Avenue to 76 Street)
    76 Street (112 Avenue S to 110 Avenue)
    110 Avenue (76 Street to 75 Street)
    75 Street (110 Avenue to Ada Boulevard)
  • 113 Street (111 Avenue to 105 Avenue)
    109 Avenue (118 Street to 106 Street)
    109 Avenue (109 Street to 106 Street)
  • 114 Street (103 Avenue to 103a Avenue)
  • 115 Street (103 Avenue to alley south of 100 Avenue)
  • 119 Avenue (106 Street Service Road to 101 Street)
    101 Street (118 Avenue to 124 Avenue)
  • Ada Boulevard (44 Street to 75 Street)
    Ada Boulevard (109 Avenue to 104 Avenue)
  • Jasper Avenue (124 Street to 125 Street)
    125 Street (Jasper Avenue to 103 Avenue)
    103 Avenue (111 Street to 125 Street)
Lane Closure Removal - All lane closures will be removed
  • 82 Street (Jasper Avenue to 112 Avenue)
  • 103A Avenue (Jasper Avenue to 99 Street)
  • 104 Street (Northbound lanes - University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive)
  • 112 Avenue (82 Street to 112 Avenue S)
  • Jasper Avenue (103A Avenue to 82 Street)
  • Jasper Avenue (121 Street to 124 Street)
  • Saskatchewan Drive (105 Street to 109 Street)
  • Saskatchewan Drive (110 Street to 116 Street)
  • Victoria Park Road (116 Street to River Valley Road)
  • Victoria Promenade (100 Avenue) (116 Street to 121 Street)

U of A Shared-use Roads Study

A University of Alberta study was completed utilizing a computer monitoring system to analyze video footage to measure the effectiveness and safety of some of the expanded walking and cycling paths. It found that the widening of the shared-use portion of the streets led to a 52.4% reduction in physical distancing violations for Saskatchewan Drive and a 24.5% reduction for Victoria Promenade.

You can read the full article in the University of Alberta’s Folio newsletter.

In Your Car

  • Watch for no right on red signs
  • Don't stop on the green paint
  • Shoulder check and look both ways
  • Yield to cyclists when turning across the bike lanes

On Your Bike

  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at bus stops
  • Watch out for new signs indicating how to safely turn at intersections
  • Not sure how to navigate the bike routes? Dismount onto the sidewalk and observe what others are doing

On Your Feet

  • Watch for turning vehicles entering and exiting accessways 
  • When crossing the bike lane to get to a parked vehicle, yield to people on bikes

Be Aware and Take Care

Green stripes and white dashed paint on the roadway mark areas where drivers and cyclists may cross paths. Watch out for each other. 

Travelling slower along the Bike Routes will give you time to see and respond to all the new features. 

Know what's happening and plan your commute.

The Alley Renewal Program is a City initiated program, focused on improving the alleys citywide over the next 25 years.

Collector roads fulfill a special function in our neighbourhoods. Although they may vary in size and appearance, they connect residents and local roads to the major arterial roads of the city. 

Learn more about the neighbourhoods scheduled for reconstruction and those that have already undergone reconstruction.

We will save lives and eliminate serious injuries through the application of an evidence-based approach that uses engineering, education, engagement and enforcement to create safer streets and livable neighbourhoods for everyone.
 

City Council endorsed moving forward with bylaws that reduce  speed limits in Edmonton on residential roads, the main street sections of Whyte and Jasper avenues and other high pedestrian locations. 

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