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A Walkable Edmonton is a vibrant, safe, and healthy community where citizens of all ages can enjoy walking in their neighbourhoods, parks, trails, and business districts.

Walkability adds strength and enjoyment to the fabric of community life. While out walking, we meet our neighbours, get some exercise, visit local shops, and enjoy public spaces. We also become the eyes on the street that enhance safety and reduce crime.

What is a Walkable Community?

Can you walk or bike safely and easily in your neighbourhood? Is it pedestrian and bike friendly? Does the structure of your community support year-round walking and active living? Are the services you need in your community within walking distance?

Walkable Design Features

  • Direct routes - routes take you directly where you want to go
  • Connectivity - sidewalks and bike paths that link users with destinations
  • Calm traffic
  • Safe street crossings
  • Mixed use buildings and different levels of density
  • Visual interest, amenities and destinations
  • Good transit links
  • Accessibility
  • Personal safety

Walk Edmonton Initiative

Walk Edmonton is an initiative that:

  • Develops and shares maps and resources to promote walking
  • Works with Community partners to organize local walking events such as Jane's Walk and Winter Walk Day
  • Provides ideas on where to walk in Edmonton and walking groups
  • Works with SHAPE - Provincial Walk to School organization to promote and engage Edmonton schools in walk to school programs
  • Administers the Edmonton & Area Active Transportation Network

Related Projects

To add to the character of the 124 Street neighbourhood, the City is installing decorative brick crosswalk markings at some intersections.

What we learned about the temporary rainbow crosswalks during the Edmonton Pride Parade.

For More Information

Walk Edmonton

6th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5J 0J4

Walking maps are available at your local public library or let us know and we’ll mail you one free of charge.


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