Reminder: Edmonton Bicycle Transportation Plan: Upcoming Meeting January 23

The City of Edmonton requests input regarding the expansion and improvement of its on-street bicycle routes. One of these routes is in Belgravia on 116th Street from 71 Ave to 73 Ave, continuing east on 73 Ave, then north on 115 Street to University Ave.

Please confirm your attendance at the meeting by RSVP as indicated in the following letter. If you cannot attend the meeting, there are other ways indicated to provide your input and voice any concerns.


To Whom It May Concern:
The City of Edmonton is expanding its network of on-street bike routes. As part of the City’s Bicycle Transportation Plan, nearly 500 km of new on-street bike routes will be installed in future years. In 2013, we are planning to add approximately 23 km to the network.

One of the new on-street bike routes is planned for 116 Street (from 71 Avenue to 73 Avenue), on 73 Avenue (from 116 Street to 115 Street), and on 115 Street (from 73 Avenue to University Avenue). Another route is planned for 114 Street (between 34 Avenue and 44a Avenue), and also for 115 Street (between 46 Avenue and 60 Avenue).

Bike routes can consist of either a reserved bike lane on the roadway for cyclists, or a sharrow indicating where cycles and motorists need to share space on the roadway. Depending on the characteristics of each route, the impacts of these treatments may result in the narrowing of lane widths, the reduction in the number of lanes and parking bans.

As a stakeholder, we invite you or a representative to attend an upcoming stakeholder meeting to find out more about the plans, and help identify any unknown issues or unique local uses our project team needs to know and consider before the plans are finalized.

Date: January 23, 2013
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Place: Gymnasium, St. Martin School, 11310 51 Avenue

This will be a small group meeting, with information, maps and a presentation by City of Edmonton staff. You will have an opportunity to review the plans, ask questions and provide your comments.

If you able to join us, please let us know by contacting Mary at Focus Communications, or 780-732-7213 ext 200. Please RSVP by January 17, 2013.

If you are unable to attend, there are alternate ways to get the information and provide your feedback. A list of the routes and maps showing the design plans will be available online at a week before the meeting, where you will also be able to leave feedback and suggestions via an online questionnaire. Also, you can sign up for email updates on this web page. A future open house and online consultation will be held in late February 2013 to further share information about the plans and get feedback from the broader community and the public.

We look forward to connecting with you.

Yours truly,

Audra Jones
Director, Sustainable Transportation
City of Edmonton

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