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2019 Winter Cycling Congress Student Bursaries

  We want to help students attend the Winter Cycling Congress (February 6-8, 2019) in Calgary. Paths for people is offering $200 each to a maximum of three students, for their conference registration fees.     Applicants must be: actively engaged in or planning to be engaged in active transportation registered students based in Edmonton,…

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Annual General Meeting

AGM We’re holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 13 at 7 pm at MacEwan University 11-216 (Allard Hall, the new building on 104 Ave at 111 Street). Everyone is welcome. Come hear about the past year for P4P and our plans for the future. Speaking of the future, Paths for People is looking for new…

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A City for Life

We hope you were able to join us for A City for Life. We had the most fabulous weekend – bike tour, Leader’s workshop, Public Keynote – with Janette Sadik-Khan! Janette Sadik-Khan left us inspired and excited about creating the community and city we all want – one that is accessible to all, provides multi-modal…

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Why 30kph is needed on our residential streets.

By Dr. Darren Markland James can’t remember the accident. A year after leaving the intensive care unit and struggling through his rehabilitation at the Glenrose Hospital, relearning how to speak and walk and trying to step back into the life he left behind on the that fateful September morning, James still can’t remember being hit…

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‘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…

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‘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…

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‘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…

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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…

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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…

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