I hate crossing slip lanes because of how hard it is to check for cars coming behind you.Semi hot/reactionary take after a bike ride with multiple close calls - slip lanes should never mix with MUP crossings. I'd wager that more than half of the drivers don't even bother to turn their head to look as they cruise through the zebra crossing trying to make their turn.
The City of Edmonton is moving forward on a pilot project for the Victoria Promenade to create what it says will be a more accessible space.globalnews.ca
Even coming up the hill and wanting to link up with the railtown MUP path down to the east, that section along 100 Ave is a pretty glaring missing link (the pavement condition sucks too).
well after a long weekend of volunteering at a bike race, I came away with a different perspective about our cycling network. Everyone I talked with that came into town for the cycling nationals were quite surprised by how easy the trail system and MUP system was to navigate around the city. Riders found it easy to get out for training rides and getting out to the country from the various hotels. Cycling Canada brass found just going for a rec ride was an enjoyable experience. Other than the lack of any press (Global did show up one day). things looked pretty good. Other than Paula Findlay wining the time trial I saw nothing in the press.
They really didn't advertise it well tbh. Only found out about it weeks before, and would totally have done the Sunday ride if I found out earlier.Thanks for volunteering! it was a great event and I think it showed our city very well. Two disappointments for me: I thought there would be more spectators, I guess the weather played a part and that the finishing hill is not hard enough to make a selection. I don't think we will get a Pro Tour race like Montreal or Quebec City.
Bellamy Hill was the Tour of Alberta KOM if I recall correctly and seemed to work well (it is a tough climb, probably one of the toughest in the city IMO).The one big let down was the lack of knowledge and press.
Riders wanted a tougher course. People I know that have worked on other events say the city is hard to work with. but the attitude is changing. I think they should shift the climb past the ledge over to 106st and go up to 100 ave from there. It means periodic closure of a may route but they were doing that to 109st. One other idea I heard was take it into Riverdale and then up Cameron Hill.