EDMONTON A BIKEABLE CITY

Posted by Ryan Dutka . on Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 11:16am.

 

Bicycles are the most energy efficient means of transportation.
A pedestrian uses two and a half times more energy to go as far,
while cars use 50 times as much.

14% of Edmontonians already reporting more bike usage
because of the bike lanes which have been installed in their neighbourhoods
and to nearby destination points. Cycling is a great way to travel more sustainably
and also a perfect opportunity to stay active and adopt a healthy living lifestyle.

Edmonton cyclists can extend that reach by taking bikes on the LRT
and certain bus routes.

Bikes ride free!
Outside of the peak hours
Monday to Friday:
7:30am to 9am - no bicycles
4pm to 5:30pm - no bicycles
cyclists can travel with their bicycles in any direction on the LRT.
There are no hourly restrictions for bicycles on Saturday, Sunday and statutory holidays.

 

Our city also boasts numerous retail stores
and cycling groups offering excellent advice, service, support and affordable equipment.

The City of Edmonton’s vision is to develop a network of interconnected routes
for self- propelled transportation and recreation which encourages
a healthy and active lifestyle, for all uses, ages and abilities.

WHERE TO RIDE and RIVER VALLEY PARKS and TRAILS
Edmonton’s extensive river valley system and growing network
of dedicated and shared trails offer excellent routes for both commuting and pleasure.

River Valley Parks and Trail Maps

EDMONTON WEST - Valley Attractions (8MB)
Major parks include: 
Buena Vista, Emily Murphy, Fort Edmonton / John Janzen, 
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Terwillegar, 
Whitemud, Whitemud Ravine & Nature Reserve
& William Hawrelak.
 

CLICK HERE FOR EDMONTON WEST MAP

EDMONTON CITY CENTRE (11MB)
 
Major parks include: Borden, Buena Vista, 
Capilano, Gold Bar, John Walter Museum, 
Kinsmen Sports Centre, Mill Creek Ravine, 
Queen Elizabeth, Riverside Golf Course, 
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Victoria Golf Course, 
Whitemud Park & William Hawrelak. 
Extends partially into both adjacent planning zones,
“Valley Attractions” & “Valley Parks.”

CLICK HERE FOR EDMONTON CITY CENTRE MAP


EDMONTON EAST - VALLEY PARKS
Edmonton East - Valley Parks (6MB)
Major parks include: Capilano, Gold Bar, Gold Stick, Hermitage, Riverside Golf Course,
Rundle, & Rundle Golf Course.
Extends partially into both adjacent planning zones,
“City Centre” & “Big Valley.”

CLICK HERE FOR EDMONTON EAST MAP


RIBBON OF STEEL
More about the Ribbon of Steel


There are many more bikeablilty locations.
Click here to see MORE of WHERE TO RIDE


Facts and Statistics
275 km of shared-used paths and sidewalks
460 km of unpaved single track and unimproved trails
117 km of signed only street oriented bicycle facilities
Bicycle allowed on the LRT and on certain bus routes with special racks


Bicycle Plan Update
34 km of bicycle lanes and shared-use lanes
9 km of bus, bike, and taxi lanes
5 km of contra-flow bicycle lanes
30 km of existing shared-use sidewalks and paths which align with the bicycle plan
86 km of current bike network which aligns with the Bicycle Priority Network Plan

Edmonton’s 10 year Bicycle Transportation Plan
CLICK FOR MORE.....

How does Edmonton measure up?
Help the City of Edmonton plan and improve cycling facilities by providing your
thoughts about cycling in our city

CLICK HERE for Score Edmonton for Bikeability

Bicycle Clubs and Associations
Edmonton has a range of bicycle clubs serving elite racers, everyday commuters
and recreational users alike. Racers, commuters, women, masters, tour fans,
unicyclists, dirt bikers—all have a home of their own.

Cycling Resources
The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society (EBC),
CLICK HERE to see what the EBC is about.

 

• Bikeology, a fine June addition to Edmonton’s festival lineup
celebrates bicycles with prizes, music, smoothies, and all things bike related.
Bikeology Festival
June 1 to 30, 2013 June 1 to 30, 2014
Location: various locations throughout Edmonton Free Admission
bikeology.ca I 780-982-8520 Bikeology Festival celebrates bicycles in all
their glory, and arranges events throughout June for you to celebrate with us.

Organised walking, running and cycling events can be great motivators.
They give you a goal to shoot for, whether it’s to walk a 5-K, finish a triathlon
or set a personal best time. Events organised for a charitable cause
provide the added satisfaction of benefiting good works.

Check bulletin boards and front counters of libraries,
fitness retailers and other outlets for brochures about upcoming events.

TODAY’S WISDOM
"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves,
and it is not possible to find it elsewhere."
- Agnes Repplier


TO ALL WISDOM’S


Until next time
Nef
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