Blog

‘I’m allowed to bike by myself now’

Ten-year-old Francis Nelson has more freedom thanks to the separated bike lanes. The new lanes let him ride to and from school on his own, which in turn let him do what matters most to any kid — which is see his friends and play. “I didn’t feel safe before,” Francis says of his rides…

Read More

‘The bike lanes have allowed me to bike’

Kim Gadbois going through a life transformation. Until last September she and her husband lived in Sherwood Park and were dedicated car commuters. Then along came the downtown separated bike grid and the couple decided to make a big shift. “We moved to the inner city from Sherwood Park,” Gadbois, 45, says. “We were constantly…

Read More

‘The bike lanes are going to be the tipping point’

Sharon and Jamie Thompson have been riding bicycles to and from work, as they say, “forever.” Today, at 68, they’re both fit and full of life. And they’re eager for more separated bike lanes for all generations. “The bike lane from Mill Creek to 104 Street, on 83 Avenue, I’ve been anticipating that one for…

Read More

Let’s Build Edmonton for the Sunny Days

Montreal, Canada To state the obvious, Edmonton is a winter city. We often hear the argument that Edmonton shouldn’t invest in walking or biking infrastructure because it gets cold and snowy here sometimes. The most striking Canadian counterpoint to this argument is Montreal. I was in Montreal recently and I was struck by the fact that…

Read More

Visit Us on August 26 and Enter the Contest

Come and help Paths for People celebrate the Downtown Bike Grid! (event details) On August 26 we’ll have a booth where you can visit us and learn about how our partnership with the city and Stantec brought about the bike grid right in the heart of downtown Edmonton. We’ll be drawing for this amazing bike at the…

Read More

Come To Our Fundraiser – June 28 On The Downtown Bike Grid

Situation Brewing has generously donated a keg of their delicious local craft beer to our fundraiser. Your $25 ticket will support Paths for People, get you a pint from the Situation keg (or a non-alcoholic drink if you prefer), snacks from District Cafe, , and a few hours to enjoy the District patio and gaze over…

Read More

Edmonton must change its multi-use trail policies in the name of safety

Paths for People has released a report on the design and construction of multi-use trails in Edmonton, and it is calling on the City of Edmonton to redesign the way it builds multi-use trails, in order to increase safety and decrease the conflicts that users are reporting. “Edmonton has squeezed cyclists, pedestrians and others onto…

Read More

Multi-Use Trails Are Not AAA (All Ages and Abilities) Infrastructure

A multi-use trail beside a very busy arterial road in central Edmonton The way it typically goes is this: there is some new park or river valley facility being discussed in Edmonton, and the plans are revealed to display a shiny new multi-use trail as the way in which people will get around as they enjoy nature…

Read More