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Temporary adjustments to our streets were implemented earlier this year to support people getting outside, spacing out and moving safely.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Effective July 2, 2020, developers, homeowners and businesses can now decide how much on-site parking to provide on their properties.
Your feedback on roadway concerns helps us keep our roadways safe and efficient.
Report a sidewalk or walkable area in need of repair.
Submit a parking complaint to 311.
Find your way around the river valley with this selection of comprehensive, seasonal trail maps.
This self guided walking tour is designed to help you see some of Edmonton's River Valley’s hidden history.
Learn more about safely crossing the street, safe school zones and traffic safety enforcement.
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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