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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…

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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…

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Are Car Drivers In Alberta Subsidizing Bike Riders? No.

With the roll out this summer of Edmonton’s dreamy new downtown bike grid, some old chestnuts of the bike lane debate having been appearing. One is the assertion that car and truck drivers are subsidizing bike riders if cities use tax dollars to install dedicated bike infrastructure. I’ve seen a couple of analyses that emphatically…

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Downtown Bike Grid Coming To Edmonton Summer 2017

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…

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Our Campaign Begins – A Bike Grid For Downtown Edmonton

The Route – A Message from Paths for People We have begun our campaign to help convince city council to vote for Stantec’s proposed 7-km bike grid in Edmonton’s downtown core. We unveiled yegbikegrid.ca – the campaign website presents the facts and helps people contact their councillors and released the videos The Magic Trick and The Route. Our social media…

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A Downtown Bike Grid For Edmonton

Recent History It’s been a tough year for people who want to ride bikes in Edmonton. First, the City took out bike lanes on 40th and 95th avenues. Those facilities were never good, nor beloved by any stretch of the imagination, but it still stung. Ugh. Next, the City’s well-intentioned suicide barriers were erected on…

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A City For Life

Gil Penalosa shares his vision with Edmonton. Paths for People held our inaugural event on April 15-16.  Dubbed A City For Life, we kicked off the weekend with a dynamite presentation by Gil Penalosa of 8 80 Cities. Gil was inspiring and informative, and one of the big takeaways was that we can change Edmonton now. Mack Male attended the presentation…

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The Walk/Bike Map – Input and Voting

On March 9, Paths for People released our online crowdsource mapping tool and asked Edmontonians where they thought the future grid of high­quality walk/bike routes should go. The map was received with enthusiasm, with almost 1200 views, 337 suggested walk/bike routes and 280 comments added in less than a month. Here is the map in all its glory.…

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