Why a Bike Plan and why now? Learn about why we need to update the 2009 Bicycle Transportation Plan.
Connecting to Our Visions and Goals
ConnectEdmonton is Edmonton’s Strategic Plan for 2019 - 2028. It sets the direction for our city’s future and outlines where we need to change today to realize our vision for Edmonton in 2050. Its foundational direction sets the stage for the development of the Bike Plan.
The guiding principle of ‘Connected’ unifies our work at the City.
We create as a community to connect people to what matters to them. We care about the impact of our actions on our social, economic, cultural, spiritual and environmental systems. We serve those here today and those who come after us.
Edmonton is a neighbourly city with community and personal wellness that embodies and promotes equity for all Edmontonians.
Biking is among the healthiest ways of getting around the city. By providing bike facilities for all ages and abilities, we can provide the option for people to pursue a more active lifestyle.
Edmonton neighbourhoods are more vibrant as density increases, where people and businesses thrive and where housing and mobility options are plentiful.
A well connected bike network will provide people with more options to move around the city, supporting healthy, vibrant and livable communities.
Edmonton grows prosperity for our Metro Region by driving innovation, competitiveness and relevance for our businesses at the local and global level.
Edmonton is the second-fastest growing big city in Canada, and one of Canada’s youngest big cities. We are in a global competition to attract talent and business to our city and much of the new workforce values an urban lifestyle and active transportation like biking
Edmonton is a city transitioning to a low carbon future, has clean air and water and is adapting to a changing climate.
In Edmonton, transportation accounts for 30% of our greenhouse gas emissions and 42% of energy used. Biking is one of the most environmentally friendly ways of getting around, so it is important to provide a network that makes it easier for people to bike more.