The City is deeply committed to building a network for bike travel that complements our other modes of transportation and gives Edmontonians choices about how they can get around. The revised Bike Plan has been developed with extensive consultation over the last few years. But in context of the rapidly changing circumstances that have emerged in 2020, we want to take this opportunity to add some further internal review. As soon as we’ve completed this review, we will repost the Bike Plan to our website. We look forward to sharing this and will be happy to discuss the plan in detail then.
The Bike Plan will be a plan for all Edmontonians. Edmonton can become a place where biking is practical and inviting for people of all ages and abilities and where people can choose to bike for any reason and in any season.
The Bike Plan will lay the foundation for a network that is accessible and predictable for experienced and inexperienced riders alike. It supports active transportation and safe and direct routes for people commuting to work, running errands, accessing the river valley for recreational trips and improved neighbourhood networks to connect people to local destinations.
The Bike Plan is an update to the 2009 Bicycle Transportation Plan and provides strategic direction for how the City plans, designs, implements, operates and maintains bike infrastructure and programs.
The Bike Plan will be based on learnings from the past 10 years, including recent changes to Edmonton’s bike network and the rapid evolution of bike planning best practices. The plan will be informed by extensive engagement with Edmontonians, who shared their rich experiences, their ideas and their vision for the future.