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The City planned two major bike routes in the central part of Edmonton. The Strathcona Route connects the communities of Strathcona, Garneau and the University area, between Mill Creek Ravine and 111 Street. Connected destinations include:

  • University of Alberta
  • Faculté Saint-Jean
  • Mill Creek Ravine
  • Old Strathcona Farmers' Market
  • Shopping areas, attractions and festivals

Map of Strathcona Route

Project History

Southside Bike Routes

May to October 2017: Construction Plan

Construction was scheduled to start the first week of May and completed fall 2017.

The construction consisted of removal and replacement of public sidewalk, curb and gutter, streetlight replacement as required, installation of a retaining wall on 95A Street and reconstruction and paving of the road.

Construction Bulletin

April 6, 2017: Public Drop-in Meeting

Residents were invited to attend a pre-construction meeting to learn more about construction. Members of the project team were available to provide details and answer questions. 

Fact Sheet


May 4, 2016: Open House

The City held an open house to share the final design plan for the 83 Avenue Bike Route and to present construction staging details.

Display Boards

Fact Sheet 

June 3, 2015: 83 Avenue Bike Route (Strathcona) Public Workshop

The City held a public workshop to present the recommended concept plan for the 83 Avenue bike route and to discuss landscaping options.

Display Boards

Fact Sheet

Map - 83 Avenue from 96 Street to 104 Street

Map - 83 Avenue from 105 Street to 112 Street


Winter 2014/2015: Determining Type of Bike Route Workshops

The City invited Edmontonians to participate in two workshops held on November 27, 2014, and January 8, 2015, to determine the type of bike lane to be installed on the route.

City staff provided an update on the project, presented two design options and covered how input from the previous session and our online forum was incorporated in the designs.

Fact Sheet

Maps - 83 Avenue Cross Sections

Map - 83 Avenue from 112 Street to 105 Street

Map - 83 Avenue from 104 Street to 95A Street


Route Location Evaluation Report

June 5, 2014: City Council Meeting Public Engagement and Direction on Routes

City Council approved the enhanced public engagement approach and gave direction on major bike routes, neighbourhood bike routes in conjunction with neighbourhood renewal/revitalization, shared-use paths, and safety improvements. The focus is on the east-west routes connecting Strathcona, Garneau, and University and Downtown, Oliver, and Glenora.

Transportation Committee Minutes June 5, 2014 (Item 6.1)

May and June 2014: Stakeholder Interviews and City-Wide Online Workshop

The planning team began to interview stakeholder groups representing city-wide and local areas to get input on evaluation criteria and feedback on potential bike route locations. The same questions and information were the subject of a major city-wide workshop.

83 Avenue Bike Route Evaluation Criteria

Engage Edmonton Online Input

Fact Sheet

Map - 83 Avenue Route Option

2014: How It Started

112 Street was originally part of the concept plan. However, the route was modified to better tie into the cycling facilities on 110 Street and 111 Street, to access the University and neighbourhoods to the north and south.

These routes are high-quality facilities that make cycling more comfortable for all types of cyclists, from novice riders and families, to experienced commuters. The routes were identified as major bike routes due to the high numbers of existing bike trips, major destinations along the paths, and the frequent requests for bicycle routes in the area.

83 Avenue was the top ranked location of the Strathcona Bike Route. It was ranked higher than options on 81 Ave, 84 Ave, and Whyte Ave according to technical analysis and feedback gathered from residents during the June public workshops.

For More Information

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

TTY 780-944-5555

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