Building Great Neighbourhoods: Garneau - Community Feedback on Draft Design

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Garneau Neighbourhood Renewal Draft Design

We are currently looking for input on the Draft Design plans for Garneau’s Neighbourhood Renewal. Please review the detailed maps and design illustrations and then provide your feedback through our survey until July 15, 2020. You can also ask a question through the Ask a Question Tool below.

The Draft Design for Garneau shows you how the proposed changes for walking, biking, driving, and playing will work together as a system to provide the best neighbourhood experience for all users balancing the needs of today and in the future.

View the design details for Walking, Driving, Biking and Parks and tell us what you think.

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Garneau Neighbourhood Renewal Draft Design

We are currently looking for input on the Draft Design plans for Garneau’s Neighbourhood Renewal. Please review the detailed maps and design illustrations and then provide your feedback through our survey until July 15, 2020. You can also ask a question through the Ask a Question Tool below.

The Draft Design for Garneau shows you how the proposed changes for walking, biking, driving, and playing will work together as a system to provide the best neighbourhood experience for all users balancing the needs of today and in the future.

View the design details for Walking, Driving, Biking and Parks and tell us what you think.

Light blue rectangular button with white text and an outline drawing of two stick figures walking together on it that says "Walking Detailed Design." If the button is clicked a webpage with a flipbook of the walking and sidewalk designs for Garneau is opened in a new browser tab. Light purple rectangular button with white text and an outline drawing of a car on it that says "Driving Detailed Design." If the button is clicked a webpage with a flipbook of the driving and traffic designs for Garneau is opened in a new browser tab. Light orange rectangular button with white text and an outline drawing of a bike on it that says "Biking Detailed Design." If the button is clicked a webpage with a flipbook of the biking designs for Garneau is opened in a new browser tab.Lime green rectangular button with white text and an outline drawing of two trees on it that says "Parks Detailed Design." If the button is clicked a webpage with a flipbook of the playing parks and open spaces designs for Garneau is opened in a new browser tab.


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    While I appreciate the proposed angled parking on 111 St will increase the number of on street parking stalls, what are you doing to ensure area residents can actually have some street parking and not have to compete with people going to the hospital or to the University? I have had trouble getting contractors to my condo, getting deliveries or even having a moving van because there is no available parking.

    University Place asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question and comments. 

    Parking Services is currently undertaking a review of the residential parking program as well as how parking permits are issued and managed throughout the City. 

    The residential parking program manages the availability of parking by restricting parking to residents or visitors with a pass to certain hours. Although this can prioritize resident parking and deliveries, the program does not eliminate non-resident or public parking and it does not guarantee residents an on-street parking space.

    When this review is complete, if required specific areas in Garneau will be evaluated and discussed with the community as to where resident or visitor parking may be best suited, or dedicated loading zones. More information is anticipated to be shared in the fall with the public.

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    Are there any plans to limit parking or the have time limit parking upon streets like 108A Street that connect to 86 Avenue... as with university students, persons shopping on 109 Street, etc., there is literally no surface parking whatsoever.

    jfagia asked 25 days ago

    Thank you for your question and comments. Parking Services is currently undertaking a review of the residential parking program as well as how parking permits are issued and managed throughout the City. 

    The residential parking program manages the availability of parking by restricting parking to residents or visitors with a pass to certain hours. Although this can prioritize resident parking and deliveries, the program does not eliminate non-resident or public parking and it does not guarantee residents an on-street parking space.

    When this review is complete, if required specific areas in Garneau will be evaluated and discussed with the community as to where resident or visitor parking may be best suited, or dedicated loading zones. More information is anticipated to be shared in the fall with the public.

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    I have some questions about the possibility of playground equipment in the new 107st/86 ave park area

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback.  If you have any specific ideas about the type of equipment or improvement you would like to see, it will help us to better document the opportunity to communicate and explore it.

    Requests for playground equipment is something that we will explore with other relevant areas of the City, as they may have a more holistic understanding of current park uses and needs, or future plans for upgrades.  We would certainly like to hear how you use this park now and know more specifically what you would like to see added or improved.

    An email can be sent to the Project Manager, Becky Redford, at becky.redford@edmonotn.ca to continue the conversation.

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    I appreciate the response concerning traffic on 85th Avenue. However, it is quite clear that current calming measures for 85 Ave do not work. Residents are currently putting out their own 'slow down' signs to protect their children. This will continue in various ways if the plans for Garneau do not adequately decrease and/or slow down traffic along what has become a means to shortcut through Garneau. The existing curb extensions between 112 street and 111 street have no impact on traffic volume or speed moving between 111 street and 110 street or further towards 109 street. In this sense, the response provided is quite inadequate. 85 Ave connects the hospital, the university, and shopping--from more than one direction and more than one route--with 109 street; in particular, with traffic lights east and west, people are encouraged to see it as a primary route rather than a residential area where families and children are present, not to mention the high volume of foot traffic, for example of doctors and nurses walking to and from the hospital as they take advantage of free parking east of 109 street. In short, it would show foresight to ensure that 85 Ave does not become a high traffic, high speed road that threatens what is an increasingly family-friendly environment. Will the project team ensure that this part of Garneau is a safe place for children to play?

    DJB asked 12 days ago

    Thank you for sharing your concerns.

    We have heard from a few of your neighbours specifically regarding 85 Avenue. The project team will review the draft design along with your feedback and assess what we can do to enhance the designs. The revised designs will be shared with the public in the fall of this year.

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    Tree removal concerns me. Can we think carefully about *not* removing old healthy trees and potentially removing only those that are already likely to be removed?

    BGN Garneau asked 25 days ago

    Thank you for your comment about trees. Any removal of trees is done in collaboration with the Urban Forester assigned to the neighbourhood and in alignment with the City’s tree policy.

    Trees will be preserved as a rule - rows of trees will not be removed to accommodate new sidewalks or bike lanes.  Other options such as narrowing the driving lanes, reducing to one direction of traffic would be made instead of removal of any trees.  If a tree or two is removed during the renewal for whatever reason we are required to follow the corporate tree policy and plant the value of that tree somewhere in the neighborhood. We will be looking overall for opportunities to add to the tree canopy for Garneau.

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    I strongly recommend revisiting traffic calming measures. The questions and responses thus far, in addition to my own discussions with community members, demonstrate a concern with traffic volume and traffic speed. More bluntly, to not consider traffic calming measures on 85 Ave--both west and east of 109 street--is simply a mistake. With several new, high density residential developments proposed for the area, traffic congestion will rise; drivers will identify the means to short cut through Garneau, as they have already done. As a small, high-density neighbourhood with an elementary school, a seniors home, City Arts, and so on, all efforts should be made to limit vehicle traffic and to enhance accessibility and enjoyability for pedestrians and bicyclists. If more interesting solutions such as cul-de-sacs or even the insertion of open park space in place of roads (I recommend my front yard, 85 Ave between 110 street and 111 street), then Garneau, as a potential model for a forward-looking Edmonton, should take all other means to not only reduce vehicle traffic but to further a safe, accessible, beautiful Garneau for years to come.

    DJB asked 12 days ago

    Thank you for sharing your concerns.

    We have heard from a few of your neighbours, specifically regarding 85 Avenue. The project team will review the draft design along with your feedback and assess what we can do to enhance the designs. The revised designs will be shared with the public in the fall of this year.


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    There are many folks with disabilities or mobility challenges in the area who require caregiver support coming and going from their homes. What financial compensation/assistance/tax relief will there be to individuals/families who will need to try to retrofit their properties with the loss of street access created by the driving lane and double bike lane plan?

    Anonymous asked 11 days ago

    Thank you for your comment. If residents wish to apply for an accessible parking area they can apply on the City’s website at: 
    https://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/driving_carpooling/accessible-parking.aspx

     Access to every property has been maintained and the project team can add in a mid-block crossing complete with connector sidewalks that intersect the sidewalk and lead to the road where curb ramps can be installed. 

    An email can be sent to the Project Manager, Becky Redford, at becky.redford@edmonotn.ca to identify locations for these crossings and ramps.

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    I am very concerned about the bike lane on 112st. If this bike lane remains something serious needs to be done to 112st between University avenue and Whyte Ave. Currently, the one-way road does not work - so many times you can see cars fast driving 112st in the forbidden direction. With the new large developments on University avenue and 114st these infractions will be even more frequent and a big danger to both cyclists and pedestrians. Can the City include this road (and the adjacent connecting 80th and 81st avenues to the improvement within the city bike plan?

    Silvia asked 25 days ago

    Thank you for your question and comments. Our team has heard that one-way infractions are a concern on 112 Street and will be investigating options to discourage wrong way movements (for example curb extensions at 112 Street and University Avenue). At the same time we will also review options for the bike lane on 112 Street. The final designs will be shared with the public in the fall of this year. 

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    I would definitely support a shared street on 88th avenue between 109th and 110th as we live on that street and it's a short cut for cars (should use 87th ave) and a main bike way for those going west/east onto the university shared street. The proposed raised bike path on the north side seems a bit of a waste when bikes make up most of the traffic and could just have the whole lane. Is there consideration for a speed bump coming off 109th to deter short-cutting? Will parking move to the south side? Has no parking/cars been considered for this street?

    stephneuf asked 25 days ago

    Thank you for your comments and questions. To help slow down vehicles accessing 88 Avenue from 109 Street, the throat of the intersection is being narrowed down from what it is today.  Narrowing the road to only allow one single file vehicle will help make it uncomfortable for drivers to speed through and will force them to slow down as they enter 88 Avenue.  

    We heard from the businesses on 88 Avenue that they wanted to maintain parking, so parallel parking has been added on the north side of the street. Note that there will be a bike parking rack area included within the parking lane as it exists today. Street parking will be removed west of the businesses on 88 Avenue, with the space gained being dedicated to the two-way protected bike lane. The protected bike lanes have snow clearing priority according to the City’s snow and ice policy and align with the priorities of the south side bike network for all ages and abilities in all seasons. 

    As design progresses further, the possibility of adding parking bays or loading zones to the south side of the street will be investigated.

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    Is there in information currently on the curb & sidewalk design for 85 Avenue & 108 Street? This is becoming a very busy intersection, there have been multiple vehicle collisions in the past years and it seems to be a short cut for avoiding congestion on 109 Street during the rush hour. Will the new infrastructure calm and reduce this traffic pattern?

    Bernie asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback. The draft design plans do not currently include any curb extensions or other traffic calming features at the intersection of 85 Avenue and 108 Street. We will review your feedback regarding the concerns at that intersection and determine if any changes are warranted as we continue to move further through the design process.

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    What provisions are being made for parking and access by residents of Abbey Road Cooperative? Why hasn't Abbey Road been included in the mailouts ?

    janet asked 25 days ago

    Thank you for your questions. 

    Access to the building and on site parking for Abby Road is unchanged with the current draft design. The bike lane will be on the west side of 110 Street. The on street parking along 110 Street has been removed and we are looking to residents to identify locations where parking bays on the east side of 110 Street should be considered. We are also asking residents of Garneau to identify if there is a need for mid block crossings between intersections along 110 Street. The overall design also adds parking on the east side of 111 Street where visitors to Abby Road could use.

    Abby Road was included in all the mail outs since November of 2018 and it has been verified that they are listed on the property owner stakeholder mailout list with the correct address. You can also subscribe to our e-mail notification list to receive updates on the project and be notified of upcoming engagement activities. 

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    I live on 84 Avenue between 110 and 111 streets. This area is shown on the drafts as being a major walking route - which makes sense to me, seeing that many people walk and cycle on their way to the U of A Hospital and U of A. I'd like to see implemented wider sidewalks, while still preserving the boulevard trees, which are so precious to us. I'd like to hear more about what is planned for the walking routes on this street. There is also a senior home on the next block and we see many seniors walking along the street enjoying the quiet walk. I'd like to see this block still be friendly to these quieter activities. I also have a question/concern regarding parking. it seems that parking will be allowable on both sides of this block as noted above. Will there be room to have enough room for pedestrians, cyclists (we know that they will still cycle down this block, even though there will be designated bike paths on the next block), cars parked on both sides and cars driving down the middle of the block? I'd like more information about what this is going to look like. on this block

    BGN Garneau asked 13 days ago

    Thank you for your comments and questions. As you noted, 84 Avenue is a major walking route. As such, wider sidewalks are proposed on both sides of the street, where it is possible to construct them without impacting the large mature trees. This will be determined during the construction phase with the input of the City Urban Forester, who will advise how close to each tree the construction of the sidewalk can come without damage to the tree roots. The wider sidewalks will make walking in the neighbourhood a better experience with more space available for people with strollers, mobility aids, or even carrying grocery bags. 

    The parking on both sides will make the road seem narrower which will slow traffic speed along the Avenue. This is also expected to make walking in the neighbourhood a better experience as slower traffic speed increases comfort for those who walk. People who chose to bike along 84 Avenue east of 111 Street will have to bike in the same lane as people who drive and all users will have to slow down, be considerate, and look out for each other.  

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    Would the LRT Garneau east connect with the CPR line which is parallel to Gateway Blvd going straight south?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. The concept for the Centre LRT is the process of continued consultation with the public and stakeholders. Additional information is available on the project webpage at  https://www.edmonton.ca/projects_plans/transit/centre-lrt-study.aspx.

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    Will adequate/additional traffic calming measures be taken to ensure the safety of pedestrians, bikers, and children on 85 Ave?

    BGN Garneau asked 13 days ago

    Thank you for your question. The draft design does not include traffic calming measures along 85 Avenue. There is an existing curb extension on 85 Avenue between 112 and 111 Street. The project team will review the draft design along with your feedback and assess if additional traffic measures need to be added and what impact that would have on the overall neighbourhood design. The final designs will be shared with the public in the fall of this year.

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    Will the area between 83 Ave and the sidewalk in front of Garneau Mews (111-112 St) be put into pavers ? Area is a muddy mess

    BGN Garneau asked 13 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback. It appears that the boulevard area adjacent to the loading zone is heavily used as the grass is no longer present. As we move further through the design process we will take a look at the area near the Garneau Mews to determine what kind of connections are needed through the boulevard. It is likely that we will install a concrete connection to connect the loading zone to the sidewalk. The final designs will be shared with the public in the fall of this year. 

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    Could the two way bike lane that runs north/south on 110Street (from 76 Ave to Sask Drive) be an elevated bike lane? The proposed one on 88 Avenue is to be protected and elevated. Two that already exist, for example: are the NS lanes on 106 Steet and the West-East 79 Ave elevated bike lane. The latter runs east from the Strathcona Community Centre. I find the two way bike lane on 83rd Avenue dangerous. I’ve seen numerous folk veer ever so slightly, they end up hitting the curb, then falling off their bikes. I’m curious (and disappointed) that we don’t have the elevated bike lanes proposed for 110 Street

    asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your suggestion. During our previous public engagement sessions we heard that there was a preference for a raised facility between University Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive. We also heard that there was a preference for an on-street protected facility between 76 Avenue and University Avenue. People also told us that keeping the 110 Street bike lane one consistent facility type was important. 

    With keeping all of this in mind, the Project Team reviewed both options and found that since there are alleys and some driveways on the east side of 110 Street from 76 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive, a raised bike facility would have a drop at each of these locations as well as at the intersections. People who bike have told us that when the raised facilities have drops in them consistently, it can be difficult to maneuver, especially when riding with bike trailers or smaller children. 

    Therefore, the Project Team pursued an on-street bike facility for 110 Street similar to 83 Avenue’s bike lane.

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    84 Ave is identified as a primary walking route, but 85 Ave provides a direct route for many pedestrians moving between the hospital/university area and 109 St (notably, there is a traffic light to allow crossing at either end of this corridor). Further, while many children play on this street, particularly between 110 St and 111 St, the auto traffic is significant and often fast. Will there be adequate/additional traffic calming measures in place on 85 Ave between 111 St and 109 St?

    DJB asked 25 days ago

    Thank you for your comment and question. The draft design does not include traffic calming measures along 85 Avenue. There is an existing curb extension on 85 Avenue between 112 and 111 Street. The project team will review the draft design along with your feedback and assess if additional traffic measures need to be added and what impact that would have on the overall neighbourhood design. The final designs will be shared with the public in the fall of this year. 

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    Can you please provide more information about the "enhanced crosswalks" proposed for "near alley west of 109 St on 83, 84, 85, and 86 Aves"? In what way would the crosswalks be "enhanced"?

    YEGMan asked 26 days ago

    Thank you for your question. An enhanced crosswalk means that we will formalize the areas identified in the draft design by adding in crosswalks and as required add curb ramps. This will bring greater visibility to pedestrians crossing mid block. The crosswalks could be different colored pavement, paving stones or raised. These decisions will be made for each location and depend on the presence of utilities under the road and other location-specific situations. The final designs will be shared with the public in the fall of this year. 

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    Why was it not possible to change some of the avenues from one way to cul de sacs to lower traffic cutting through the neighborhood?

    Carsten Krauss asked 27 days ago

    Thank you for your question. If the avenues are changed to cul-de-sacs or dead ends, a bulb must be provided so that people, delivery trucks and other vehicles can turn around safely when they get to the end of the road. There is not enough room within the existing road right-of-way to construct these turn-arounds. The draft design focused on slowing speeds for all those who travel through the neighbourhood. 

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    How do you think project LDA 19-0103 affects the neighbourhood? I believe it will ruin the intent of your plans

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your comment. Project LDA 19-0103 is on privately owned land, and Neighbourhood Renewal work is on City owned land and primarily road right-of-way. For information about potential developments on private property in your neighbourhood, please contact Andrew McLellan (andrew.mclellan@edmonton.ca).

    Members of the Project Team have met with team members from this project and others being proposed in Garneau to coordinate designs and construction considerations. 

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    How many trees must be removed for the school bus parking bay on 86 ave?

    vicjones asked 28 days ago

    Thank you for your question. As shown on the 86 Avenue draft design, we anticipate the removal of two trees to accommodate the bus bay on the north side of 86 Avenue.

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    With the proposed change on 81st avenue to add a bike lane what is your plan to help people with significant mobility issues that are unable to walk a block and currently do not have a way to park in the back without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars? This is a human rights issue.

    Laura541 asked 29 days ago

    Thank you for your comment. Parking on the north side of 81 Avenue is retained and there are no barriers on the bike lane to prevent people from crossing mid block as they can currently do now. If residents wish to apply for an accessible parking area they can apply on the City’s website at: https://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/driving_carpooling/accessible-parking.aspx. 

    An email can also be sent to the Project Manager, Becky Redford, at becky.redford@edmonotn.ca to identify a location to add in a mid-block crossing complete with connector walks that intersect the sidewalk and lead to the road where curb ramps can be installed.

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    The sidewalk on my block looks just fine but your design says it's changing. Why? Seems like a waste of money to remove a perfectly fine sidewalk.

    BGN Garneau asked about 1 month ago

    As part of the neighbourhood renewal, the curb and gutter for each road is removed and replaced and the pavement surface is rehabilitated. As part of this renewal we will need to accommodate for tree roots and other constraints that will cause the road to shift elevation, typically higher than what it is today. Water draining from private lots needs to have a continuous path to the road to drain away, and if the sidewalk is not reconstructed, the sidewalk can become a channelized low point, with the lots and the road both higher than the sidewalk.

    Additionally, sidewalk condition ratings are based on an average of the condition of the entire neighbourhood. The sidewalk directly in front of your home may be in better condition than the sidewalk across the street. Neighbourhood renewal is the opportunity to replace all of the sidewalks at the same time, which results in lower costs for construction and will create predictable maintenance and replacement timelines in the future.

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    Will Shared Streets be considered in the overall draft design for the community?

    BGN Garneau asked about 1 month ago

    Shared streets have been temporarily implemented in a few locations in Garneau. The creation of temporary shared streets has been in response to physical distancing requirements to allow more opportunities in high density areas for people to safely get outside to walk and bike.  Because of the limited ability to engage at this time, the locations were chosen to align with corridors that have higher pedestrian and bike traffic, which have been identified in Garneau through BGN’s prior engagement with the community. 

    Shared Streets are a great way of creating safe slow streets for people to play, walk and bike in their communities, but don’t meet the all-weather requirements for the South Side bike network. 

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    There is a permanent shared street west of 88 Avenue (Student Boulevard) , why is a shared street not considered east of 110 St on 88 Ave?

    BGN Garneau asked about 1 month ago

    Shared Streets are a great way of creating safe slow streets for people to play, walk and bike in their communities, but don’t meet the all-weather requirements for the South Side bike network.

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    Is there an opportunity to install trial measures to test out traffic calming?

    BGN Garneau asked about 1 month ago

    At this time there are no plans to install trial measures. There are inherent challenges with installing trial measures. 

    • Temporary paint on the road wears off easily and is often ignored by people driving or parking. 

    • Concrete barriers can pose a hazard to cars, become an obstacle to pedestrians and they do not function like the actual traffic calming measure does. 

    • The road network operates as a system. All of the sign changes, traffic calming measures and bike lanes need to be installed together to be an accurate representation of how the system will work.

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    Can you just install stop signs rather than construct curb extensions?

    BGN Garneau asked about 1 month ago

    Stop signs are installed based on traffic volumes and are not considered traffic calming devices. If a stop sign is installed where there is little or no cross traffic (a reason for people to stop), then compliance becomes an issue and there can be problems with safety (people running the stop sign).

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    How does this plan stop speeding and reduce shortcutting through Garneau?

    BGN Garneau asked about 1 month ago

    All of the design elements below work together to reduce shortcutting and speeding.  

    • One-way streets

    • Bike lanes

    • Enhanced crosswalks

    • Curb extensions

    • Narrowing of intersections (111 Street and 81 Avenue)

    • Beautification of chicanes (84 Avenue)

    These features bring attention to the other road users (people who walk and, bike) and make it less convenient for people who drive to shortcut through the neighbourhood. 

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    Why are sidewalks required on both sides of the street? In other neighbourhoods there are sidewalks only on a single side.

    BGN Garneau asked about 1 month ago

    The City is committed to providing a safe and integrated mobility network that is not just for people who drive. Sidewalks provide linkages to key destinations (schools, businesses, shopping, transit, etc.) both within a neighbourhood and between neighbourhoods. By providing routes for people to use that are not just a road, there are other potential benefits which include reduced road maintenance (potholes and snow clearing), reduced greenhouse gas emissions, ability to age in place, better public health, safer and more vibrant streets. The sidewalks also support the City’s “The Way We Move” goal of making active transportation a preferred choice for more people making it possible for the transportation system to move more people more efficiently in fewer vehicles.

    In addition the design adheres to the Complete Streets Guidelines which promote a network that provides travel options for users of all ages and abilities that are safe, universally designed, context sensitive, and operable in all seasons (including winter). These options accommodate the needs of the present and future and contribute to the environmental sustainability and resiliency of the city.

    Other neighbourhoods may only have sidewalks on one side of the road due to different and unique technical challenges of the time, and older City Design and Construction Standards. Garneau will be built with the most recent standards, to ensure the infrastructure remains current and relevant for the next 40 years.

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    Thank you very much for the excellent session last Thursday on the Garneau Neighborhood Renewal Draft Design and I am very excited to see these awesome upgrades made to the Garneau neighborhood. I have also reviewed the Draft Design online for the Park Space at 107 St / 86 Ave and I see that it unfortunately still eliminates a significant majority of the parking spaces very much needed by the Granite Curling Club to allow us to continue to offer social and recreational opportunities to the people of Edmonton. It very closely maps to the initial Option 1 attached, however I believe it can still contain all the features of the current Draft Design (slightly repositioned) while also including the parking arrangements reflected in Option 2 attached. The area that offers different seasonal uses, parking in the winter and a multi-sport hard area for the summer, is brilliant. So could I please appeal for a further review of the latest design to see if it can contain a final solution that will allow the Granite to survive in this area as it has for the past 100 years and to continue for many more years into the future.

    BGN Garneau asked 17 days ago

    Thank you for your feedback. The project team will arrange a time to meet remotely and discuss the parking requirements of the Granite and area users and how best to refine the design to meet the needs for each of the seasonal uses.