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 edmonton.ca/StreetLabs to learn more and get involved.