Contraflow

Event series

Merging the many modes and perspectives of active transportation


Car-Free Candy Cane Lane

Thursday, December 12
6-9pm
148 Street between 100 Avenue to 92 Avenue

 

Presented by YEG Candy Cane Lane in partnership with P4P

For the first-time ever, take in the bright lights and holiday spirit of Candy Cane Lane exclusively on foot or bicycle. Bundle up and stroll down the historic lane, where there will be activities and treats for all.

The route will be open to folks walking, rolling, cycling or cross-country skiing with:

 

  • Horse Sleigh Rides
    A 45-60 minute journey on a 22-passenger horse drawn sleigh. It runs the full length of the lane beginning and ending at 148 Street and 100 Avenue. Each passenger costs $17 (plus service charge). Infants under 24 months (sitting on a lap) are free. Sleigh rides tickets are available for purchase online only.

 

 

  • Edmonton’s Food Bank Donation Bins
    Non-perishable food donations for Edmonton’s Food Bank are gratefully accepted in the green bins located on the lane. This 25 year tradition helps raise an average of 25,000 kilograms of food for people in need annually. Monetary donations can be conveniently made by texting FEEDYEG to 20222 ($10 and $20 donation options available).

 

  • Trail Tales
    Read a story while you walk with Ever Active Schools’ story panel lawn signs placed in various spots.

 

  • Carollers
    Talented students from Jasper Place High School will bring merriment and carols to all as the local youth rove and sing along the lane.

 

  • Warming Stations
    The fire pits will be burning bright along the street to help attendees keep the cold out.

 

  • Hot Chocolate To-Go
    Roving WinterCity Edmonton team members will have hot chocolate on offer, free for all.

 

A free Park and Ride is available during the walk night at Candy Cane Lane. The parking location is Edmonton Valley Zoo (13315 Buena Vista Road and 87 Avenue). From there an Edmonton city bus will deliver attendees to Candy Cane Lane and back. The shuttle service begins at 5pm and runs until 10pm.

[ Check out the Facebook Event ]

 

All other nights are open to motor vehicles.


Past Events

🛴 E-scooter to the Past 🛴

Saturday, October 5
3-4pm
Meet at Oliver Exchange Building
$5
Presented by P4P and Edmonton Historical Board
Generously sponsored by Lime

Discover Edmonton’s past like never before – by e-scooter. Join local heritage advocate, Dan Rose as he leads the one-hour e-scooter tour around the city’s core exploring landmarks, legacies and lunacies.

***SOLD OUT ***
RSVP via Eventbrite

 

 

🚲 111 cyclists perform Eine Brise 🚲

Saturday, June 15
2pm
Meet at Railtown Park (102 Avenue)
Presented by P4P and C’mon Festival in collaboration with Latitude 53

 

RSVP via Eventbrite

We’re looking for 111 people on bikes to perform Eine Brise by Argentine avant-garde composer Mauricio Kagel.

Eine Brise translates as “a breeze” and is composed for 111 cyclists travelling in a pack (approximately 1.5 meters apart) while making 5 distinct sounds during their short journey:

  • Ringing bike bells
  • Whistling
  • Singing
  • Making a shhhhhh sound
  • Making a fluttering sound

Edmonton Symphony musician and artistic director of the C’mon Festival, Kathryn Macintosh will lead the “Bike Breeze” with signs located along the route to indicate what/when the different sounds are made.

  • Meet at 2pm – Railtown (at 102 Avenue)
  • Rehearse at 2-2:15pm
  • Perform

Once the group has assembled, we’ll set out heading east along the 102 Avenue bike lanes then turn north up 106 Street past Latitude 53 and end on the block north of 103 Avenue.

No musical experience necessary!!!

Interested cyclists, please RSVP on Eventbrite so we know how many folks are participating.

**We’re encouraging adults and youth only to participate in the choreographed performance

 

 

🚲 Brrring Brrring Bike Share 🚲

Thursday, May 30
7-9pm
Roundhouse – MacEwan University

 

 

 

RSVP via Eventbrite

It’s looking like bike shares are coming to Edmonton! Third-party companies will get operator permits from the City of Edmonton to provide dockless bikes to Edmontonians.

How these permits work is still being explored.

University of Alberta Urban and Regional Planning students Kaelin Koufogiannakis and Stephen Raitz researched best practices for bike share permits (in an Edmonton context) and will present their findings and recommendations.

This public event invites citizens, community leaders and planners to explore how Edmonton can brrring brrring bike shares to the city.

It’s free.

The development of this study was initiated by Downtown Business Association and Old Strathcona Business Association

 

 

 

 

 

GAPS + FIXES | Missing Links reception

Thursday, April 25 at 7pm
Rocky Mountain Icehouse

RSVP via Eventbrite

A gathering to discuss the Missing Links initiative – our crowdsourcing project asking Edmontonians to help map upgrades needed on city sidewalks and streets.

It will feature:

  • a presentation of the five examples we’ve developed for inexpensive, straight-forward improvements possible for specific locations in the city
  • traffic engineer, Marcel Huculak, who developed the case studies, will explain his approach and findings
  • Q&A session

This public event invites citizens, community leaders and planners to explore what’s missing in active transportation infrastructure and possible next steps.

It’s free.

 

🎥 The World Before Your Feet – Movie Night
February 13 at 7pm
Metro Cinema

Presented in partnership with North West Fest + Metro Cinema

 

The 90-minute film follows Matt Green as he walks 12,000 kilometres of sidewalks, paths and roads in New York City. The journey, over six years, has him walking every street, every block, every pedestrian overpass, park lane and hiking trail in the city. From the heart of Harlem to the marshes of Staten Island, Matt’s walk is a pursuit of anything that catches his eye, be it a national landmark or a humble manhole cover.

 


 

☕ Solstice Coffee 
December 21 at 7-9am
Ezio Faraone Park

Presented in partnership with Coffee Outside

 

We collected 125 pairs of socks (plus $60 in cash donations) for Boyle Street Community Services, as many of their community members participate in active transportation year-round.

See photos of the event