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Shared Streets & Lane Closures

The City of Edmonton is continuing to adjust roadways, with a priority for densely populated areas, to provide more outdoor space for people to move around safely.

These changes help Edmontonians get outside and maintain safe physical distancing requirements, while staying close to home. 

As these streets are adjusted, information will be updated here.

Updated June 11, 2020

Shared Streets

Shared Streets are open for people who walk, bike and drive, regardless of how they choose to move around our city. Vehicle access is restricted to local traffic only along Shared Streets, and since all modes are using the same space, the speed limit is reduced to 20 km/hr. Streets in densely populated neighbourhoods are the priority, so all Edmontonians have an opportunity to space out. 

Confirmed streets for implementation:

  • 103 Avenue (111 Street to 125 Street)
  • 125 Street (Jasper Avenue to 103 Avenue)
  • Jasper Avenue (124 Street to 125 Street) 
  • 115 Street (103 Avenue to alley south of 100 Avenue)
  • 114 Street (103 Avenue to 103a Avenue)  
  • 108 Street (99 Avenue to 104 Avenue)
  • 110 Street (University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive)
  • 88 Avenue (109 Street to 110 Street)
  • 84 Avenue (109 Street  to 112 Street)
    University Ave (109 Street to 114 Street) 
  • 112 Avenue S (112 Avenue to 76 Street)
    76 Street (112 Avenue S to 110 Avenue)
    110 Avenue (76 Street to 75 Street)
    75 Street (110 Avenue to Ada Boulevard)
  • Ada Boulevard (44 Street to 75 Street)
    Ada Boulevard (109 Avenue to 104 Avenue)
  • 119 Avenue (106 Street Service Road to 101 Street)
    101 Street (118 Avenue to 124 Avenue)
  • 113 Street (111 Avenue to 105 Avenue)
    109 Avenue (118 Street to 106 Street)
    109 Avenue (109 Street to 106 Street)
  • 96 Street (111 Avenue to 103a Avenue)
    108a Avenue (96 Street to 94 Street)
Lane Closures
  • Victoria Promenade (100 Avenue) from 116 Street to 121 Street: the bike lane was expanded and converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Victoria Park Road from 116 Street to Groat Bridge: curb lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 105 Street to 109 Street: traffic is reduced to a single lane with the north lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 104 Street from University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive:  vehicle lane reduction, northbound travel lanes are converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Saskatchewan Drive from 110 Street to 116 Street: the westbound lane will be closed to provide a shared space for people walking and biking, next to the shared-pathway
  • Jasper Avenue from 121 Street to 124 Street: traffic reduced to a single lane in the eastbound direction, as the eastbound curb lane will be converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 102 Avenue from 103 Street to 108 Street: eastbound and select westbound traffic lanes will be converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking 
  • 103A Avenue from Jasper Ave to 99 Street: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Jasper Avenue from 103A Ave to 82 Street: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 82 Street  from Jasper Avenue to 112 Avenue: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • 112 Avenue from 82 street to 112 Avenue: lane converted to a shared-use space for people walking and biking
  • Whyte Avenue (82 Avenue) north side, from Gateway Boulevard to 105 Street: parking lane and right travel lane closure to provide additional space for people to enjoy restaurant patios and retail stores
  • 102 Street from Whyte Avenue to the alley north of 81 Avenue: conversion of street to one-way southbound for vehicles to provide additional space for people to enjoy restaurant patios and retail stores
Pedestrian Signals

The City of Edmonton will adjust push buttons at pedestrian crossings and allocate some roadways for shared use effective Thursday. These changes will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and encourage physical distancing while Edmontonians are outside. 

Pedestrian signals will become automatic at 56 intersections located in high pedestrian areas and around hospitals to eliminate the need to push buttons at these crossings. The City will post signage to promote the change in these areas. The audible signal for the visually impaired will continue to be activated by pushing the button.

Vehicle for Hire - Taxis, Limos and Rideshares

The original Order was repealed by the City after the Government of Alberta issued new guidance for Taxis, Limos and Rideshares on May 24. This new provincial guidance covers driver hygiene, cleaning and disinfection, distancing, passengers, and more.

Provincial Guidance for Taxis, Limos & Rideshares

Physical Distancing in Public Spaces

Edmontonians are reminded to use caution and follow physical distancing guidelines and practical recommendations when interacting in public spaces. 

Please keep your physical distance; at least 2 metres from others, whether it's on trails, in parks, on stairs, or buying groceries. It’s important to follow physical distancing practices as outlined by Alberta Health Services.
 
Park Rangers and security personnel will be patrolling parks, staircases, and trails to support closures and physical distancing requirements.

Funicular

Beginning June 15, the funicular will resume operation from 7 am to 9 pm, providing accessibility options into the river valley for Edmontonians.  Additional COVID-19 prevention measures will be introduced, including limiting ridership to two people at a time, adding signage about physical distancing and increasing cleaning of frequently-touched surfaces.

E-scooters

E-scooters will be launched in Edmonton June 1.

Updated May 28, 2020

Please note that equipment is not cleaned and disinfected between customers. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before and after using the equipment, and avoid touching your face during use. Maintain physical distancing when using e-scooters.

Parking

Effective June 8, EPark fees have been reinstated at all active EPark curbside zones and City-owned parkades.

Updated June 4, 2020

In support of businesses and customers who continue to use curbside pickup as their primary method of business, the first 30 minutes of every parking session in curbside EPark zones will be free. Please ensure that you start your parking session on the MyEPark app or at an EPark machine, and you will receive the first 30 minutes of your parking stay free.

Users are encouraged to download the MyEPark app for contactless payment options. If this is not possible, EPark customers are should take proper precautions to clean/sanitize hands thoroughly after using payment machines.

During COVID-19

While there are many things we can’t do during a pandemic, there are a lot of things we still can do to make each day a little bit brighter.

Create an Art Walk

Sidewalk chalk art is a great way to spend time outside and create beautiful sights for your neighbourhood.

Do you have a favourite Edmonton building, bridge or locale? Draw it on your sidewalk and take a photo and share it with us on Facebook. We'd love to see your work! 

Visit City Parks

Edmonton parks are blooming and open for residents to enjoy. Please enjoy responsibly by adhering to physical distancing guidelines. And always clean your hands using soap and water or sanitizer after you touch any surface. 

Visit City Parks and River Valley

Explore the River Valley Trails

Edmonton has more than 160 kilometres of maintained multi-use trails that are beautiful this time of year. Go for a leisurely stroll, enjoy a bike ride or inline skate through Edmonton's beautiful river valley.

Trails and Pathways

Driving

Free parking is available during COVID-19 at all curbside EPark zones and City-owned EPark lots.

Parking Rates, Hours and Locations

Rules of the Road and Physical Distancing

Please enjoy the city responsibly, by adhering to the rules of the road and keep giving others two meters of distance.

Taking an Uber, Tapp or Taxi

Look for Vehicle for Hire safety measures to be in place to keep you safe during your ride.

Vehicle for Hire Safety Measures

Ride your Bike

With this warm weather, it’s a great time to take advantage of the extensive network of bike lanes and trails our city has to offer.

Bike Route Maps

Review bike route maps for Downtown, Southside and West Central.

Bike Tune Up

Watch this how-to video on giving your bike a check-up to ensure it’s safe to use this spring.

Current Traffic Disruptions

Know what's happening and plan your commute.

City Services

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