Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes were available this spring and summer, for people who walk, bike and drive, regardless of how they choose to move around our city!
The health and safety of Edmontonians is our top priority. Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes are one way we have helped everyone stay safe and comply with Alberta Health Services physical distancing guidelines. This work was initiated in 2020, as we adapted to how the COVID pandemic impacted our lives.
Shared Streets were open for people to use to bike, walk, or other active modes. Vehicle access was restricted to local traffic only on these streets. Since all modes are using the same space, the speed limit was reduced to 20 km/hr.
Mobility Lanes opened the use of a vehicle lane for people to use for physical activity by closing the lane to vehicle traffic and reducing speed limits to 40 km/hr.
Removal of Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes
As winter approaches, all temporary Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes will be removed. Removing these adjustments supports increased vehicle traffic with back to school, and considers increased costs and maintenance requirements due to winter conditions.
- October 20 - November 1: all Mobility Lanes will be removed
- November 2 - 6: all Shared Streets will be removed
Shared Streets will remain in place during Halloween.
The initiative will be assessed over the winter months to determine how it may serve the evolving needs of Edmontonians in 2022.