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Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes

Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes will be opening again this spring, for people who walk, bike and drive, regardless of how they choose to move around our city!

The health and safety of Edmontonians is our top priority. Shared Streets and Mobility Lanes are one way we will help everyone stay safe and comply with Alberta Health Services physical distancing guidelines. This work was initiated in 2020, as we adapted to how the COVID pandemic impacted our lives.

Shared Streets are open for people to use to bike, walk, or other active modes. Vehicle access is restricted to local traffic only on these streets. Since all modes are using the same space, the speed limit is reduced to 20 km/hr. 

Mobility Lanes open the use of a vehicle lane for people to use for physical activity by closing the lane to vehicle traffic and reducing speed limits to 40 km/hr.

The list of locations were selected based on population density, pedestrian activity, type and design of the road, safety as well as feedback and data from the 2020 implementation. Additional locations may be added by the City. 

Installation will begin on April 16 and will continue throughout April and early May as street sweeping is completed along those streets.

Shared Streets

Shared Streets Planned:

  • Ada Boulevard: 111 Avenue SUP* to 50 Street
  • Ada Boulevard: 109 Avenue to 104 Avenue SUP*
  • 103 Avenue: 124 Street to 111 Street
  • Jasper Avenue: 124 Street to 125 Street
  • 125 Street: Jasper Avenue to 103 Avenue
  • 103 Avenue: 125 Street to 124 Street
  • 115 Street: 103 Avenue to alley south of 100 Avenue
  • 114 Street: 103 Avenue to 103a Avenue
  • 108 Street: 100 Avenue to 104 Avenue
  • 96 Street: 111 Avenue to 103A Avenue

*Shared-Use Path

Mobility Lanes

Mobility Lanes Planned: 

  • Victoria Promenade: 116 Street to 121 Street
  • Victoria Park Road: 116 Street to River Valley Road
  • 104 Street: University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive
  • Saskatchewan Drive: 105 Street to 109 Street

Walking & Cycling in Winter

In Your Car

  • Watch for no right on red signs
  • Don't stop on the green paint
  • Shoulder check and look both ways
  • Yield to cyclists when turning across the bike lanes

On Your Bike

  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at bus stops
  • Watch out for new signs indicating how to safely turn at intersections
  • Not sure how to navigate the bike routes? Dismount onto the sidewalk and observe what others are doing

On Your Feet

  • Watch for turning vehicles entering and exiting accessways 
  • When crossing the bike lane to get to a parked vehicle, yield to people on bikes

Be Aware and Take Care

Green stripes and white dashed paint on the roadway mark areas where drivers and cyclists may cross paths. Watch out for each other. 

Travelling slower along the Bike Routes will give you time to see and respond to all the new features. 

Know what's happening and plan your commute.

We will save lives and eliminate serious injuries through the application of an evidence-based approach that uses engineering, education, engagement and enforcement to create safer streets and livable neighbourhoods for everyone.
 

City Council endorsed moving forward with bylaws that reduce  speed limits in Edmonton on residential roads, the main street sections of Whyte and Jasper avenues and other high pedestrian locations. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Alley Renewal Program is a City initiated program, focused on improving the alleys citywide over the next 25 years.

Collector roads fulfill a special function in our neighbourhoods. Although they may vary in size and appearance, they connect residents and local roads to the major arterial roads of the city. 

Learn more about the neighbourhoods scheduled for reconstruction and those that have already undergone reconstruction.

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