The Summer Streets Program makes streets safer and more livable for everyone by supporting active modes of travel and providing more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors during the warm season.
Bike lanes and shared pathways are available year-round. Use the Discover YEG Map to find routes and check Winter Cycling for pathways’ snow clearing schedule.
Summer Street Routes Removal
Beginning the week of October 23, 2023, Summer Streets routes will be removed, starting with 104 Street from Saskatchewan Drive to University Avenue.
The other 2 routes will be removed the following week.
Saskatchewan Drive from 109 Street to west of 104 Street
Victoria Park Road from 116 Street to River Valley Road
Why are Summer Streets being removed earlier in 2023?
It is standard practice to remove these routes prior to the first snowfall, which may occur in the second half of October.
It also helps to ease the impacts to transit travel times affected by road construction projects.
What Do They Look Like?
Along Summer Streets:
A vehicle lane is converted for people to use for physical activity
Temporary flex posts are installed to separate mobility lanes from vehicle traffic so people can bike, scoot, roll and walk comfortably and safely in a separate lane
The speed limit on the adjacent roadway is reduced to 40 km/h where the lane is not separated by a median
Temporary ramps are set up at the access points, allowing pedestrians, bikes, strollers, wheelchairs and other wheeled devices to move from the curb to the street pavement or vice versa
How Are They Selected?
Summer Streets are placed where they could most benefit Edmontonians.
Where people needed a safe space to bike, scoot, run, walk and move in other ways
To connect people to the existing network of bike routes and shared pathways
To reduce conflict between people moving in different ways due to gaps in infrastructure
Where there is a high number of people travelling by active modes
Where closing a vehicle lane had a lesser impact on those driving
Are Shared Streets the Same as Summer Streets?
Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes were first introduced to Edmonton in spring 2020 to support safe, outdoor activity, and to address the demand for physical distancing within densely populated neighbourhoods.
Mobility Lanes are where a travel lane is converted to a shared facility for people who walk and bike. Vehicle access is restricted in the lanes and the adjacent roadway speed limit is reduced to 40 km/hr where the roadway is not separated by a median.
A shared street is when a road is opened up to provide room for all modes, including biking, walking, and other active modes. To ensure everyone’s safety, vehicles are restricted to local traffic and the speed limit is reduced to 20 km/hr.
Shared Streets are available through the Vision Zero Street Lab program. Communities interested in bringing a shared street to their neighbourhood can visit Street Labs to learn more and get involved.