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Learn how to travel with new and existing bike routes on your bike, in your car, and on foot.

99 Street to 96 Street.
136 Street to 102 Avenue Bridge over Groat Road.
Learn more about how to use our bike routes.

Things to think about before you hit the road or trail.

What You'll See Around Edmonton

Bike Lanes and Paths

Bike Boulevards

Roundabout in bike boulevard photo
Roundabout in Bike Boulevard

There is a bike boulevard on 83 Avenue between 99 Street and 96 Street. Bike boulevards can take different forms but all have the following in common:

  • Provide shared road space that gives priority to cyclists and pedestrians
  • Roadways are modified to lower traffic volumes and speeds
  • Create an inviting, safe and attractive community space
Dedicated Bike Lanes

Dedicated bike lanes photo
Dedicated bike lanes reserve space on the road exclusively for bikes

In your car: You can pass through the dedicated bike lane to turn into a driveway or access way (for example, alley, parking lot) or to park beside the lane. Otherwise, you should not drive or stop in a bike lane.

  • Turning right across a bike lane: When you are driving beside a bike lane, you need to pay special attention when turning right. Wait for the solid line to become dashed, shoulder check to look for a cyclist and then, when safe, enter the lane.

Bike lanes are dashed before intersections:

  • To allow motor vehicles to move to the right to make a right turn
  • To indicate to cyclists where a left turn bay starts ahead of an intersection
    at bus stops

Dashed Bike Lane Video

Video: Bike Police

The Bike Lane is dashed - what do I do?

Contraflow Lanes

Contraflow lane how to photo

These lanes are installed on some one way streets to give bikes a dedicated lane to ride against the flow of traffic.

  • When you bike with traffic: Share the lane with cars.
  • When you bike against traffic: Travel in the contraflow bike lane. A single or double solid yellow line on the road separates the bikes in the contraflow bike lane from the cars.
Shared-Use Lanes

Shared use lane how to photo

Shared-use lanes guide cyclists and remind drivers to expect cyclists in the same travel lane.

  • On your bike and in your car: Give each other space to maneuver - 1 meter is best.
  • On your bike: The road marking guides where best to travel on your bike.

Sharrows Bike Video

Video: Dial S for Sharrow

Learn how to ride and drive on Edmonton’s shared-use lanes.

 

Road Markings and Street Signs

Bike Sign Single File Bike Sign Share the Road Sharrow

Shared-Use Paths

Shared use path photo

Shared-use paths are for many activities. You can bike, walk, run, and more.

  • On your bike: Use the path to travel in both directions. Ring your bell to let others know you’re coming and that you plan to pass on their left. Always yield to pedestrians.
  • On your feet: Keep to the right and be aware that others may choose to pass you on your left.
  • In your car: Check both directions for bikes when crossing a shared-use path.
Shared-Use Sidewalks
  • Cyclists are allowed to ride on sidewalks that are designated as a shared-use sidewalk.
  • Shared-use sidewalks are typically 2.5 m or wider and are marked with signs that indicate that they are shared by cyclists and pedestrians.
  • Bicycles with wheels less than 50 cm in diameter, such as children's bicycles, are permitted on any sidewalk.
  • On your bike: Yield to pedestrians on shared-use sidewalks and ring your bell before passing.

A complete list of shared-use sidewalks is available under Bicycle Highways on page 13 of the Traffic Listing Document.

Cycling on Sidewalks Factsheet

Crosswalks and Intersections

Bike Box - Dedicated Space for Bikes

Bike box photo

The bike box, a large green-painted square with a white bike symbol, makes intersections better for everyone, allowing cyclists to clear the intersection ahead of cars. This makes cyclists more visible and helps motorists and cyclists watch out for each other.

Learn How to Use a Bike Box

Bike Triggered Crossing - Signal with Sensors

To help bikes cross 102 Avenue at 136 Street and to get on and off the shared-use path.

  • On your bike:
    • Watch for the ‘Entering Bike Detection Zone’ sign.
    • Wait on the pavement marking so you will be detected by the sensors under the road. A caged light on the opposite side of the intersection will confirm you have activated the timer for the signal.
    • After coming to a stop, if the intersection is clear and it is safe to cross 102 Avenue, you may proceed through without waiting for the signal.
  • In your car: Be aware that bikes may be getting off the shared-use path and moving onto the road to continue their trip.
Green Stripes at Intersections

On 102 Avenue and 83 Avenue there will be green stripes on the road where bikes lanes cross intersections.

  • In your car and on your bike: Be aware of each other and to look both directions when crossing the green stripes.
White Squares at Crosswalks - Shared Bicycle and Pedestrian Crossings

Shared bicycle and pedestrian crossing photo

On 102 Avenue, when the shared-use path crosses an intersection, the crosswalk will be lined with white squares. These are shared bicycle and pedestrian crossings.

  • On your bike: Yield to cars and pedestrians and go through when it is safe. At these intersections, there is no need to dismount your bike to cross.
  • In your car: Be aware that people on bikes may be riding across the intersection.

Stay Informed

Bike Route Projects

For More Information

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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

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