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 Bicycle Transportation Plan.
As part of this 2011 program, bicycle lanes and sharrows will be provided along 76 Avenue (Gateway Boulevard to Saskatchewan Drive), 106 Street (51 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive), Saddleback Road and 97 Street (34 Avenue to 83 Avenue).
Bicycle lanes are marked lanes that separate the bicycle right-of-way from motor vehicle traffic and parking. They are separated by solid white lines, and marked with an image of a bicycle and a white diamond.
Sharrows are pavement markings consisting of an image of a bicycle, capped by a pair of arrows indicating a shared use lane. The sharrows guide cyclists on the road, and remind drivers to expect cyclists in the travel lane.
Installing these new bicycle routes will encourage cycling, which is an inexpensive, healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transportation.
On June 4, the project team will share the details of these bicycle routes with residents. An information kiosk will be installed at the Southgate Centre. Residents will have the opportunity to review the routes in more detail and ask questions to City staff.
For further information, please visit edmonton.ca/cycling.