The City Plan provides strategic direction related to how Edmonton’s transportation network should be developed to build the kind of city we want now and into the future. This direction is supported by a set of guiding and regulatory documents that govern roadway design and management, such as the Complete Streets Guidelines, Main Streets Guidelines and Complete Streets Design and Construction Standards.
While these documents provide useful direction, there are gaps in guidance for how curbside space should be prioritized across different transportation modes, such as vehicles, bikes, transit and pedestrians. As Edmonton continues to develop and mature as an urban city, it will be important to accommodate traditional curbside uses, like vehicle-for-hire services, loading and accessible parking, as well as non-traditional curbside uses, like curbside drop-off, electric vehicles, car-sharing and temporary patios.
This action will include a thorough review of these existing documents to establish a prioritization matrix for determining when and where certain transportation modes or other uses should be prioritized within curbside spaces.
Strategically manage municipal assets to maximize utilization for a variety of users and uses to achieve The City Plan.
Ensure the mobility system is accessible, safe, efficient, and barrier-free for all Edmontonians.
Encourage modal shift by providing opportunities for transit or active transportation.