Posted by Chris on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 @ 7:00 am
In the last two weeks, we have received nearly 60 reports of collisions or near-misses on the High Level Bridge.
In Monday’s Mayor’s Q & A on CBC Edmonton AM, Mayor Don Iveson was asked about safety issues on the High Level Bridge. He said, “If it becomes necessary…that we have to turn the east side into a proper sidewalk and keep the west side as the shared-use pathway that you can continue to ride, that’s something that will be evaluated and decision will be made in due course.”
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Posted by Chris on Saturday, July 9, 2016 @ 6:24 am
Join us as we ride to different galleries in downtown Edmonton for an afternoon. Take in art, speak with curators and enjoy a few gallery tours.
Our schedule for Saturday, July 9:
- 2:00 – Latitude 53
- 2:50 – Mile Zero Dance
- 3:40 – SNAP
- 4:30 – Alberta Craft Council
This event is free. You are responsible for bringing your own safety gear, lock, equipment, and water. We will meet at Latitude 53 (10242 106 St).
Posted by Chris on Friday, July 1, 2016 @ 7:20 am
People who ride bikes in Edmonton finally have something to celebrate, after years of looking with envy to cities like Minneapolis, which has a very similar climate to Edmonton, and Calgary, whose 1-year old downtown cycle track pilot has already counted over 770,000 trips.
The City of Edmonton opened its first protected bike lane on Whyte Avenue today. (read more…) »
Posted by Chris on Thursday, June 30, 2016 @ 7:45 am
Have you witnessed any close calls or collisions on the High Level Bridge? Help us collect information to help advocate for improvements.
While walking or cycling across the High Level Bridge:
- Have you witnessed or been involved in a near-miss or collision?
- With the bridge itself, or with other people?
- Have you been injured, or witnessed an injury?
We are collecting reports to gather safety statistics about the pathways on the bridge to help us advocate for improvements. Please fill out and share this survey.
Posted by Chris on Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 9:46 am
Mul-kyeol Choi and her husband are travelling across Canada, but her bike was stolen just west of Edmonton on Sunday. The theft included their passports, money, laptop, and even clothes.
The couple are now trying to raise some funds to continue their journey across the country. If you’d like to support them, you can help them get back on the road by contributing here. You can also read more about the theft.
Posted by Chris on Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 12:48 am
Edmonton saw its first protected bike lanes yesterday. Sadly, they didn’t even last till lunch. You can read CBC’s story about the lanes, and their removal, here.
One end of the vanishing bike lane connected to the High Level Bridge. Closures to the bridge have been extended for another month, until mid-July. (read more…) »
Posted by Chris on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 @ 1:54 pm
Can Norwood Boulevard (111-112 Ave from 82 St to 109 St) be redefined as a Main Street, like Whyte Ave, 104 St downtown, Jasper Ave, or 124 St?
The City of Edmonton is having a public meeting on June 22 from 6-8:30pm at the Italian Canadian Senior’s Association (9111 110 Ave) to discuss the Norwood Boulevard Corridor Study. (read more…) »
Posted by Molly T on Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 8:52 am
EBC is partnering with Boyle Street Community Services to offer youth, ages 17-26, a build-a-bike program called Upshift! If you’re a mechanic and are interested in volunteering, please email Molly, the coordinator, at [email protected].
Classes run for 7 weeks on Wednesday afternoons from June 8th to July 20th, 1:30pm – 4pm. (read more…) »