On-Street improvements for bikes- 76 Avenue, Gateway Blvd to Saskatchewan Drive

The City of Edmonton’s Transportation department is moving to implement a network of bicycle lanes around the city, a key part of its Bicycle Transportation master plan.

The stretch of 76 Avenue from 114th Street to Saskatchewan Drive through Belgravia is included in this, part of the 76 Avenue lanes extending to Gateway Boulevard.  Construction (which mainly involves painting lanes on street) is scheduled for early August.

Besides the 76 Avenue lanes, 106 Street (51 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive), 97 Street (34 Avenue to 83 Avenue) and a Saddleback Road Loop will be part of the 2011 Program. The creation of these routes is the first step towards the implementation of the City’s on-street bicycle network over future years.

Brochures providing further information regarding the on-street bike routes will be mailed to residents of Belgravia (and other affected neighbourhoods) by mid-May 2011. The brochures will include an invitation for residents to participate in upcoming information sessions that will allow them the opportunity to review the routes in more detail and ask questions of City staff.  

These information sessions will be held June 4 at Southgate Centre (9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) For further information on the bike routes, please visit www.edmonton.ca/cycling or call 311.

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