What is so brutal about this road, @thommyjo - 121 St north of 104 Ave now has bike paths on both sides and the street parking has switched from angle to parallel. That empty site north of the brewery is screaming for development. As for trees, let's wait and observe how the current greenery grows.
it used to be a somewhat "industrial road" and it that context is makes sense, but in what is now an urban mixed-use area it makes no sense to have a road that huge for no reason. You could easily add 2x wider sidewalks, a tree boulevard on both sides, and a completely separated bike path. I hope it's changed once the LRT comes through, but who knows, that might be too much good urban design for the City of Edmonton .
P.S.: Don't even get me started on the bike gutters.