Bike lanes have been a hot topic in Edmonton lately so that’s what we discuss in episode #4!
The City is planning to install 23 km of on-street bike routes this summer and has been conducting some open houses and other events to make people aware and to get feedback. Some people are really upset with the proposed routes, while supporters point to the fact that a very tiny percentage of the budget is spent on making Edmonton a friendlier city for cyclists.
Have the plans to add more on-street bike infrastructure really become “a nightmare” as Mayor Mandel put it? Can you really cycle in the winter? We chat about those questions and more in this episode.
Here are some relevant links for this episode:
- On-Street Bike Routes
- Edmonton Bicycle Commuters: 2013 On-street Bike Routes
- Bike lanes ‘nightmare’ for mayor
- Rough ride
- What good are (bike) plans without implementation?
- Adequate Funding Needed to Realize Edmonton’s Cycling Dreams
Bike lanes will be in the news again in a couple weeks when Administration returns to City Council’s Transportation Committee with an update on the consultation process. Stay tuned!