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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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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…

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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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