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The Edmonton Bike Plan will guide how biking fits into our city in the future and will support the City's vision of a connected, accessible city.

The last 10 years have seen a lot of change, growth and conversation around bikes, and we’re getting ready to develop the next Bike Plan for Edmonton. To get it right, City staff have been talking to Edmontonians to gather their thoughts on the existing bike network and what should be considered as we plan for the future.

In addition to input from Edmontonians, the plan will be informed by lessons learned, data and research and best practices. The Bike Plan will be a high-level strategic plan that will guide us as we continue to improve and grow the bike network.

About the Bike Plan

Phase 3: Summer/Fall 2019

We’ll share a draft version of the future bike network map and discuss the trade-offs we need to consider to implement the Bike Plan.

Through our engagement and technical activities, we will develop goals and actions to implement Edmonton’s Bike Plan.

View the project timeline for the Edmonton Bike Plan.

Phase 2: Completed

Our focus is on defining the principles and understanding citizen preferences to guide how Edmonton’s bike network will grow. 

  • What types of bikeways feel most comfortable and safe?
  • How do we make sure biking is well-integrated with other ways we get around?
  • What supporting programs do we need to focus on - including things like education, wayfinding and bike parking?

The technical work in Phase 2 will focus on a spatial analysis covering topics like travel patterns, biking demand, equity and safety. The outcomes will directly contribute to the development of the bike network map and the policy direction for other aspects of biking in Edmonton.

View the project timeline for the Edmonton Bike Plan.

Phase 1: Completed

What We Heard - Phase 1: Aspiration and Values

Aspiration

Edmonton: Where people are invited to bike, for all reasons in all seasons.

Invitation acknowledges biking may not be the choice for everybody, and that’s fine! Inviting people to bike is about creating an environment where biking is both an enjoyable and practical option. 

All Reasons recognizes there are lots of reasons to travel by bike, and those reasons are different for each person. It recognizes that people make choices based on where they are biking to, when they are biking, who they are biking with, and their abilities and comfort levels.

All Seasons acknowledges some people continue to ride their bike through the winter so the bike network needs to be designed to be used year round.

Values

The values will help guide the development of the Bike Plan to ensure it reflects what’s important to us. 

Equitable

Biking in Edmonton is accessible for everyone. It reflects diverse users of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and it reflects the many motivations for cycling— recreation, fitness, transportation, environmental stewardship, and enjoying the City.

Fun

Biking creates happier cities to live in. Edmonton puts the fun back in cycling and reignites the joy in adults that was found in childhood cycling.

Urban Spirit

Edmonton is a vibrant city and weaving cycling into our urban design allows people to thrive and enjoy the City. People bike because it is easy and it encourages people to experience and explore Edmonton. 

Cultural Shift

Biking is accepted as a common way for people to move around Edmonton and people that walk, drive, roll and bike appreciate that biking is both fun and functional.

View the project timeline for the Edmonton Bike Plan.

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In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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