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Learn how to navigate 83 Avenue and 106 Street/76 Avenue bike routes on a bike or in a vehicle.

Over 4.4 km of protected bike lanes, shared roadways, and paths have been installed to support and inspire Edmontonians of all ages to try new ways to get around in their communities and in the city. These bike lanes can be found along 83 Avenue, 106 Street, and 76 Avenue.

In Your Car

  • Watch for new signs
  • Don't stop on the green paint
  • Shoulder check and look both ways
  • Yield to cyclists when turning across the bike lanes

On Your Bike

  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at bus stops
  • Watch out for new signs indicating how to safely turn at intersections
  • Not sure how to navigate the bike routes? Dismount onto the sidewalk and observe what others are doing

On Your Feet

  • Watch for turning vehicles entering and exiting accessways 
  • When crossing the bike lane to get to a parked vehicle, yield to people on bikes

Be Aware and Take Care

Green stripes and white dashed paint on the roadway mark areas where drivers and cyclists may cross paths. Watch out for each other. 

Travelling slower along the Bike Routes will give you time to see and respond to all the new features. 

Using Southside Bike Routes

Bike-Triggered Crossings and Bicycle Signals
Bike-Triggered Crossings
  • Help cyclists to cross at intersections

On Your Bike

  • Watch for the "Entering Bike Detection Zone" sign
  • Once you pass the sign, stop and wait; you will be detected by the sensors
  • Cross when the light turns green

In Your Car

  • Be aware of bikes crossing the intersection
Bicycle Signals
  • Will be located throughout these bike routes
  • Refer to these signals when crossing intersections
  • Signal timings may be adjusted as the bike routes evolve

On Your Bike, In Your Car and On Your Feet

  • Watch for signs indicating signal phase changes 

Bike Triggered Crossings

Bike Turn Boxes

Green bike turn boxes painted at intersections provide cyclists with a safe way to turn left or right. These boxes can be found in the bike lane or in a driving lane. 

Bike Turn Boxes

On Your Bike
  • Move into the green box found either in a bike land or driving lane
  • Position yourself in your new direction of travel and wait at the red light
  • When the light turns green, proceed through the intersection
In Your Vehicle
  • Do not stop in a green bike turn box
  • When the light is red, stop at the painted white line behind the bike turn box
In Your Vehicle and On Your Bike
  • When stopped at an intersection, do not stop on the "X"
  • Crossing two lanes of traffic to make a left or right turn from a protected bike lane is not permitted
Contraflow Bike Lane and Mini Roundabouts
Contraflow Bike Lane

Located along 83 Avenue between 96 Street and 99 Street, allows bikes to travel against eastbound vehicles traffic.

A single solid yellow line on the road identifies the contraflow bike lane and separates bikes from vehicles.

On Your Bike

  • Travelling west, ride in the contraflow bike lane
  • Travelling east, ride in traffic on the shared roadway

In Your Car

  • Watch for bikes before turning across the contraflow bike lane
Mini Roundabouts

Just like traffic circles, are located along 83 Avenue between 96 Street and 99 Street. 

On Your Bike and In Your Vehicle

  • Yield before entering and signal at your desired exit

Contraflow Bike Lane

Green Stripes or White Dashed Paint at Crossings

Green stripes or white dashes at crossings indicate that a bike lane is crossing an intersection or accessway, such as entrances into parking lots or alleys.

The paint markings at intersections and accessways will vary depending on the volume of the traffic at these locations. 

Green Stripes and White Dashed Paint at Crossings

On Your Bike
  • Look both directions before crossing
In Your Vehicle
  • Look both directions before crossing
  • Yield to cyclists in the bike lanes and pedestrians in the crosswalk
  • Do not block the bike lane
  • Watch for the new signs indicating changes to turning rules
Protected Bike Lanes

On-street protected bike lanes are separated from moving and parked vehicles. These lanes will be either raised to the level of the sidewalk, or will have a physical barrier, making driving and cycling more comfortable. Protected bike lanes may allow for travel in one or both directions.

Protected Bike Lanes

On Your Bike
  • Watch for signs and paint symbols indicating the direction of travel
In Your Vehicle
  • Look both directions and yield to bikes when crossing
In Your Vehicle and On Your Bike
  • Travel slower along the Southside Bike Routes so you have time to see and respond to all the new features
Raised Crossing at Bus Stops

A raised crossing brings the level of the roadway to that of the adjacent bus stop. Transit users will be getting on and off the bus at this location. 

Raised Crossing at Bus Stops

On Your Bike
  • Slow down and yield pedestrians
On Your Feet
  • Be aware and look both ways before crossing
  • Do not wait/stand in the crossing
Shared-Use Path

Shared-use paths are for many activities - you can bike, walk, run and more! Some sidewalks may be designated as shared-use paths. Watch for signs.

Shared-Use Paths

On Your Bike
  • Use the path to travel in both directions
  • Ring your bell to pass
  • Slow down and pass on the left
  • Yield to slower users
On Your Feet
  • Keep to the right
  • Be aware that others may pass you on your left
Turning Left or Right - Exiting the Bike Lane

At some intersections, there will be breaks in the protective barrier to allow cyclists to merge out of a bike lane and into the driving lane in order to make a left or right turn. Watch out for signs.

Turning Left or Right - Exiting the Bike Lane

On Your Bike
  • Shoulder check for vehicles in the driving lane
  • Signal to change lanes
  • Merge into the driving lane when safe to do so
  • Yield to oncoming traffic at the intersection
  • Turn when safe
In Your Vehicle
  • Watch out for bikes entering the driving lane from the bike lane
In Your Vehicle and On Your Bike
  • When stopped at an intersection, do not stop on the "X"
White Squares at Crosswalks

When a shared-use path crosses an intersection, the crosswalk will be lined with white squares. These squares identify shared bicycle and pedestrian crossings and may be controlled by a pedestrian walk light or traffic signal. 

White Squares at Crosswalks

On Your Bike
  • This is no need to dismount your bike to cross
  • At a crosswalk with a pedestrian light; Press the pedestrian walk button. Cross when the walk light is on
  • At a crosswalk without a pedestrian light; Yield to cars and pedestrians before entering the roadway and cross when it's safe to do so 
In Your Vehicle
  • Be aware that people on bikes may be riding across and pedestrians may be crossings

Southside Bike Network Ride Along

Interactive tours led by the City's Bike Education Street Team.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

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Telephone

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

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

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