What We Heard - Phase 1: Aspiration and Values
Edmonton: Where people are invited to bike, for all reasons in all seasons.
Invitation acknowledges biking may not be the choice for everybody, and that’s fine! Inviting people to bike is about creating an environment where biking is both an enjoyable and practical option.
All Reasons recognizes there are lots of reasons to travel by bike, and those reasons are different for each person. It recognizes that people make choices based on where they are biking to, when they are biking, who they are biking with, and their abilities and comfort levels.
All Seasons acknowledges some people continue to ride their bike through the winter so the bike network needs to be designed to be used year round.
The values will help guide the development of the Bike Plan to ensure it reflects what’s important to us.
Biking in Edmonton is accessible for everyone. It reflects diverse users of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and it reflects the many motivations for cycling— recreation, fitness, transportation, environmental stewardship, and enjoying the City.
Biking creates happier cities to live in. Edmonton puts the fun back in cycling and reignites the joy in adults that was found in childhood cycling.
Edmonton is a vibrant city and weaving cycling into our urban design allows people to thrive and enjoy the City. People bike because it is easy and it encourages people to experience and explore Edmonton.
Biking is accepted as a common way for people to move around Edmonton and people that walk, drive, roll and bike appreciate that biking is both fun and functional.