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Cycling and Active Transportation in Edmonton

City says it is committed to clearing these pathways within 24 hours after snowfall.

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Great to see! 121st needs proper bike lanes and snow clearing too. Hopefully that’s all tackled in the bike plan rollout or Oliver renewal. Key N/S link with the MUP to 102ave and also for the brewery district.
 
An interesting video just posted from an Edmonton YouTuber about his recent bike trip from downtown to Ikea. He's an avid cyclist on his cargo bike and the video shows some of the distance the city still has to go building and tying together its bike network.

 
105 Ave between 109 to 105 streets now has a protected bike lane on the south side of the road for folks travelling eastbound. And thankfully the car parking is on the outside of the lane unlike what was done to the west of 109 st. The lanes are also wider than what was done between 109 to 116 streets.

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Council currently discussing capital budget ammendments.

Coun. Principe put forward motion to reduce the $100 million active transportation spend to $50 million. Seconded by Rice.

Will be interesting to see who supports that.
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Council currently discussing capital budget ammendments.

Coun. Principe put forward motion to reduce the $100 million active transportation spend to $50 million. Seconded by Rice.

Will be interesting to see who supports that.

Motion failed - Cartmell, Hamilton, Rice, Principe voted in favour of the cut.

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Edmonton mentioned in first minute of the video. I guess Oh The Urbanity! Is coming to the Winter Cycling Congress in February. Could this mean another YouTube video about Edmonton’s Active Transportation Network? 👀

Also, is anyone planning on attending the Congress?
 

Edmonton mentioned in first minute of the video. I guess Oh The Urbanity! Is coming to the Winter Cycling Congress in February. Could this mean another YouTube video about Edmonton’s Active Transportation Network? 👀

Also, is anyone planning on attending the Congress?

I'm attending the event - includes some activities such as visit to new velodrome rec centre for a sneak peek inside, a group ride and some socials.

Edit: web pages are down right now to the event - try links again later
Here are Day 1 sessions:

And Day 2:

Registration info
 
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They clean the paths before the roads to encourage cycling. This is what good leadership can do. https://www.bbc.com/future/article/...nd-is-the-winter-cycling-capital-of-the-world

From the story:
"Three to four centimetres [1-2in] of fresh snow is no issue for cars, but it might be a problem for cyclists and prevent elderly people from going outside at all," says Vaarala. The cleared cycle paths also provides access around the city for people who use mobility scooters.

And it's not like the roads don't get done, it's just the order they are done is prioritized differently.
 

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