This post is a bit late in coming, but it seems that we didn’t update our website with the news: a grid of protected bike lanes is coming to downtown Edmonton!
Paths for People conceptualized and initiated this project, based on Calgary’s downtown pilot project, during the summer of 2016 (details here), and city council voted to fund and install the bike grid on October 11, 2016! A few thoughts:
- This is what the grid will look like
- It should be done by mid-summer of 2017
- Paths for People had two main parts to our campaign to get it built: we gathered letters from downtown organizations and created a four-video series about the grid.
We are now working on a campaign to get people riding the grid and engage with affected downtown stakeholders (businesses, etc., who are situated on the grid) to increase acceptance and ridership. We are optimistic that a more vibrant, livable downtown is just around the corner!