Paths for People believes that safe, inviting spaces for walking can be an important part of Edmonton’s vitality and livability.
Daily walking is very healthy for us, with research increasingly showing that it increases our longevity and makes us healthier in so many ways.
However, a city’s design can have a massive influence on whether people choose to walk for their daily trips. Edmonton’s infrastructure for people walking leaves a lot to be desired. There are many collisions between vehicles and those outside of vehicles (see our map), and many intersections and streets feel dangerous to cross and walk along.
The grid of Walk/Bike routes that we are proposing would invite people outside to get around safely in whatever manner they choose.