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Incline to Include is making Whyte Avenue more accessible one ramp at a time!

Ramps on Display at Participating Businesses

CITYlab, in partnership with the Old Strathcona Business Association and the Accessibility Advisory Committee, tested out accessible ramps on selected storefronts on Whyte Avenue.

Whyte Avenue is one of Edmonton’s most celebrated historical districts. Despite the abundance of vibrant events and shopping opportunities, many of the buildings are older and lack the accessibility seen in new buildings. A ramp is a straightforward, simple solution to improve accessibility.

Ramps were placed in front of businesses that have space for a ramp as per the provincial Barrier Free Design Guide. The ramps were painted in vibrant colours and were out during operating hours. The pilot project ran from October 15 - November 30, 2016.

The goal of the pilot was to provide better experiences for those travelling with wheelchairs, strollers and walkers, as well as everyone else. Let us know what you think about universal accessibility in Old Strathcona using the tag #inclinetoinclude @PlanEdmonton or emailing us at

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