Cycling

Get in gear! Edmonton has a new bike path

Edmonton’s newest bike path is now open. Located on the north side of 102  Avenue, the path runs west from the Groat Road bridge all the way to 136 Street. This is the first section of a planne...

New bike routes, new markings

We’ve heard some questions recently on social media regarding the use of white square pavement markings at shared-use path (SUP) crossings along the new SUP on 102 Avenue and wanted to provide s...

Winter Cycling in Edmonton – A Surprisingly Warm and Lovely Experience!

When I first moved to Edmonton I had never heard of the concept of cycling in the winter. When I saw people biking with snow on the ground I thought they were crazy. But, a wise friend once told me  ...

GIS bike lane mapping saves hundreds of hours

As the City of Edmonton recognized the new age popularity of bike lanes and progressively expanded the network, Doris Gin realized somebody had to pull the mapping of the lanes out of the ‘dark ages...

What the B*ke – Get Up Close and Personal

We’re sending out an invitation to another What the B*ke event. Wait! Before you stop reading, this event is not another open house or survey. It’s a multi-sensory pop-up bike lane experience! We...

On-Street Bike Routes: Designing the Right Infrastructure for the Right Area

Over the past couple of weeks, our group met with community representatives to gather feedback on the new on-street bike routes that will be installed in the city this year. We started to gather their...

Bike Routes 2013: Get Involved

This year, the City will install 23 km of on-street bike routes. It’s part of a larger plan to install close to 500 km of on-street facilities in future years to create an integrated bicycle network...

1-Day-a-Week Pledge Campaign Takes Off with Balloon Installation

This morning the City launched its 1-Day-a-Week Pledge campaign with a balloon installation at Old Strathcona’s Wilbert McIntyre Park gazebo. The event coincides with the city’s Environment Week k...

Safety for Motorists and Cyclists

The City of Edmonton has launched a campaign to help motorists and cyclists learn to play nice. As the City completes the construction of 21 kilometers of new on-street bike routes to help people choo...

Confessions of a Driveaholic

Three months ago I started a new job at the City of Edmonton. I’m part of a new team working to encourage Edmontonians to change the way we get around the city – to leave the car keys behind and t...

Go Car Free to Support Active & Eco-mobility

Many scowl at summer construction season, a time when slow downs and detours impact our regular commute to work and play. But instead of using negative energy, why not look for the up-side? I view thi...

On Your Bike!

This summer, the City of Edmonton will install 18 km of on-street bicycle routes. The project is all part of a larger plan to create an integrated bicycle network, as envisioned in the City’s Bicycl...

The Way We Think

I have great neighbours. They invite us for dinner, watch our home while we’re away – they are always there to help. In my neighbourhood, we are big car users. The shops are far away so it’s not...

The Way We Move Challenge

Over the past month my co-workers and I have been working on a special project. We had been asked to participate with the TELUS World of Science exhibition Wings, Wheels & Waves, A LEGO® World o...

Asking Questions about The Way We Move

It’s been said – and rightly so – that no city can build its way out of congestion. I would hazard a guess, though, that those of you who have noticed the sheer volume of construction taking pla...

Sharing The Way We Move

How looking at how you get to work can save your cash, your environment and even your health Many of us are used to the convenience of our personal vehicles, and the concept of freedom and independenc...

Getting Ready for Car-Free Day

One of the interesting things about ecomobility (getting around via people powered options) is that many of the people who do it are not thinking about being more environmentally friendly. During the ...

The Every Day Challenge: Making Sustainable Transportation Choices

This week is a busy one around Edmonton. Not only is it the beginning of bike month, but it’s also Environment Week and the National Commuter Challenge. I’ve been out with the ETS Communi...

Living Car-Free: Is it Worth it?

What could be more Albertan than a snow storm hitting the city two days into my car free trial? What could be more frustrating than injuring my knee two weeks before I commit to going car free? But a ...

I wish my bike would do that!

I have been attempting to function without using my car for almost two weeks now. Some things have been really easy; I don’t like to drive to work anyway given the convenience and lower cost of tran...

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