Building Great Neighbourhoods: Garneau - Just Bikes

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This is a map image of the Garneau neighbourhood and the Bike Plan for Garneau. It contains highlighted areas of existing and proposed bike plans. Proposed bike lanes are included along 110 Street, 111 Street, 84 Avenue and 88 Avenue.

Garneau’s Just Bikes Plan

The Garneau Just Bikes engagement is now closed. You still have an opportunity to provide feedback on the Community Feedback on Draft Design page, which is available until July 15, 2020. You also have the opportunity to send an email directly to the project manager at becky.redford@edmonton.ca.

We are currently looking for input on Just Bikes in Garneau until June 30. In a few weeks we will also share the Draft Design for all proposed changes to walking, biking, driving and playing for the neighbourhood. There will be more opportunity to provide feedback on

Garneau’s Just Bikes Plan

The Garneau Just Bikes engagement is now closed. You still have an opportunity to provide feedback on the Community Feedback on Draft Design page, which is available until July 15, 2020. You also have the opportunity to send an email directly to the project manager at becky.redford@edmonton.ca.

We are currently looking for input on Just Bikes in Garneau until June 30. In a few weeks we will also share the Draft Design for all proposed changes to walking, biking, driving and playing for the neighbourhood. There will be more opportunity to provide feedback on all areas at that time.

light green button white text and an image of two documents one in front of the other that says "Please review the plans here. Just Bikes Detailed Designs" and if the button is clicked a webpage with a flipbook of the bike designs for Garneau is opened in a new browser tab.


The proposed Garneau bike plan will provide a consistent bike connection north-south along 110 Street from 76 Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive, and provide east-west connections to and from 109 Street. It will also connect the 83 Avenue bike lane to 112 Street. Infrastructure for each bike lane varies depending on usage and purpose.

Opportunities for Input

Bike lanes can change how residents live and use their streets. In some locations, residents will experience public parking removal and/or raised medians near their properties. To help accommodate these changes the City is considering adding parking bays, loading zones and mid-block crossings. Residents can suggest where these additions may be most beneficial on the following maps below:

110 Street - Parking bays, loading zones, mid-block crossings

111 Street - Parking bays, loading zones

84 Avenue - Mid-block crossings

88 Avenue - Parking bays, loading zones

Definitions: Parking bays, Loading zones, Mid-block crossings

Click here for definitions of Parking bays, Loading zones, Mid-block crossings.

Click on the maps to show us your suggestions for parking bays, loading zones, and/or mid-block crossings.

How to use the Bike Maps Tool

CLOSED: The Just Bikes Q&A is now closed. Please use this tool to look up the questions posed by your friends and neighbours and answered by the Garneau Project Team. Any remaining questions will be answered here or via private response.

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    Is there going to be a distinction made between parking for residents and parking for visitors along 110st? I live on 110st and parking can be quite congested for visitors though there appears to be parking easily available for those with parking passes. Has the planning committee included the number of regular applications for residential parking passes in their calculations for how much parking will be necessary in the area for residents? I would also assume some uptick in applications for passes as I can anecdotally attest that some residents don't bother to apply for passes and park in the areas for visitor parking. Thank you!

    Brenna 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 reviewed and discussed with the community as to where resident or visitor parking may be best suited. More information is anticipated to be shared in the fall with the public.

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    Speeding and shortcutting through our neighbourhood is a serious problem, so I like the proposal for a two way bike lane on 110 Street. I welcome more cyclists (and less cars) into the neighbourhood. The video mock up of the 110 Street bike land is helpful. I appreciate that the policies support a network for “all ages and abilities”. I am grateful that Council accepted the feasibility study’s report and agreed that 109 St was too dangerous. But several cyclists say that they prefer the raised bike lanes to the “protected, on-street” lanes that are currently proposed. The danger of curbs is that folk, young and old, crash into them. The raised path on 79 Avenue (running east from the Strathcona Community League Bldg) would be an alternative. Can you explain why the curb version was chosen? I too feel much safer on a raised lane. Thank you.

    asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your comments and questions. 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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    Strong connections between 110 St and 109 St was an important factor in Council choosing 110 St as the bike route. Why are there no connections along 85 Ave

    BGN Garneau asked 17 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Connections from the bike lane on 110 Street to 109 Street are not added on every avenue but at regular intervals. The connections were chosen to align with destinations to the east of 109 Street.. 

    Since the primary east / west route  exists on 83 Avenue and the school is connected to the bike lane via a shared-use path on the north side of 86 Avenue, the major destinations are connected.  Other connections were not considered as there are connections within a few blocks north or south.

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    t was mentioned that this neighbourhood redevelopment project is 'funded'. That said, given the rather dire financial situation that the City now finds itself in, is this redevelopment, and the bike lanes in particular, really the best near-term use of the limited funds now available to the City?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Funding for the Neighbourhood Renewal program has come through a combination of City-wide property taxes and provincial funding over the past decade. To be approved for construction, the cost for the design must fall within the renewal budget for the neighbourhood. Some elements proposed may not receive funding, however efforts will be made to partner with other City programs and initiatives to leverage additional funding opportunities.

    Garneau has waited for its renewal and the roads and sidewalks in this neighbourhood deserve the same support as other neighbourhoods renewed in previous years.  The upgrades planned for Garneau are to support the community now and for the next 30-35 years in the future.

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    As you are taking out a significant amount of permit-free parking, can the City implement an online system for residents to print their own visitor parking passes?

    BGN Garneau asked 17 days ago

    Thank you for your question. At this time we don't have the ability to allow residents to self manage their permits.

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    Are the size and number of parking bays on 110 St informed by the number of residential parking passes issued by the city? Is there going to be designated spaces for residents and visitors?

    BGN Garneau asked 17 days ago

    Thank you for your question. The size and number of parking bays will largely be determined based on the feedback received in the online pin map and emails to the project team. Once the locations of the parking bays are known Parking Services will review how the residential parking program is applied to the spaces. 

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    Are you considering minor bike facilities long 109 st (i.e. wider shared sidewalk) to allow cyclists to legally and safely access businesses on 109 street. I know this might be out of scope, but this is vital for a functional and connected bike network.

    Daniel asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question. The quality of the areas for pedestrians along 109 Street will be improved over time through the implementation of the Envision 109 project. However, those improvements do not include bike accommodation. 

    On April 23, 2019, Council Report 6322 Cycling Facilities and Cycling Connections: 109 Street was presented to Urban Planning Committee. The report provided further information on the feasibility of building separated cycling facilities, or improving cycling connections to 109 Street, including possible alignment and conflicts with Envision 109, the Bus Network redesign and Infill Roadmap 2.0, and return in second quarter 2019. The outcome of the meeting was that the Committee acknowledged that a bike lane could be developed on 109 Street but it was decided that a bike lane on 110 Street, with frequent connections to 109 Street, is more appropriate.

    In regards to a shared walking-biking facility being provided on 109 Street, shared facilities, such as a shared pathway, are not appropriate in the context of 109 Street because:

    • higher pedestrian volumes which can compromise the safety of people biking and the safety of people walking

    • gridded street networks and shared paths are generally not compatible due to the conflict characteristics at intersections and the frequency of intersections

    • adjacent land uses are street-oriented and the public realm space is suited towards access and lingering rather than through movements


    To view the Council Report and the Urban Planning Committee minutes and video, please visit edmonton.ca.

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    For housing that loses street parking, what remains is of course on-property parking accessed from the alley. However, weather conditions in recent years have resulted in freeze thaw cycles that produce very deep icy ruts that make it almost impossible to turn into driveways. Will the alleyways be ploughed during the winter?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. There is no change to the frequency in which alleys are ploughed in the winter. The snow removal follows the current City’s snow and ice policy (C409). Residents can also call 311 to request  snow clearing when the area becomes difficult to navigate.

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    What is the definition of a "protected on-street bike lane"?

    TJ asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question. Protected bike lanes are on-street bike facilities protected from moving and parked cars by a physical barrier. These lanes make driving and cycling more comfortable by creating a dedicated space on the road for people to bike. Protected bike lanes may allow for travel in one or both directions.

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    Area residents are already pretty good at using gaps in the parking on either side of the street to navigate two way traffic on a single lane. Would you consider allowing two-way traffic if you have the bike lane protectors at the entrance to the avenue? (80/81 Ave).

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your suggestion. On roads where 2 directions of traffic share a single lane, people pull to the right into gaps in parking to allow passing. With a bike lane on one side people in cars will naturally pull to the right, into the bike lane to allow passing, creating a dangerous environment for cyclists. Protectors at intersections do not provide protection the length of the bike lane and cars will encroach on the bike lane to allow passing.

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    There are sections of 110th Street (south of 82nd Ave) which are wide enough for two parking lanes (each side) and one driving lane. Can we fit a protected lane, one driving lane, and one parking lane, if we allow for smaller lane widths?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. This option and others have been investigated by the Project Team. To accommodate a two-way protected bike facility, there is not enough space to also have a driving lane and a parking lane along 110 Street. Narrowing the lane widths to their minimums still does not have adequate space to accommodate all three things.


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    The temporary shared use streets are awesome. Will the City estimate the cost savings available from a shared streets design versus a separated lane?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. 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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    Will there be access to alleys ?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Yes, access to alleys will be maintained during construction and once everything is constructed. There will be temporary access restrictions to one end of the alleys at a time during construction and the details will be shared with residents via a construction bulletin.

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    what safety measures will be taken at alleys and bike lane intersections? These are incredibly dangerous for both pedestrians and cyclists

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Conflicts between cyclists and bike lanes will be managed through signage and conflict markings on the roadway. People exiting the alleys will be required to yield to cyclist and vehicle traffic on the roadway, as they do now. Sight lines will be assessed to ensure adequate visibility.

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    112 st is very important because many cars short cut the wrong way through McKernan AND Garneau on their way towards the University. How will this be mitigated?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Within McKernan, there are measures north of 79 Avenue (median and signage) to try to discourage drivers from travelling northbound on 112 Street past 79 Avenue, across University Avenue and into Garneau. There is also signage at the south end of 112 Street to reinforce that vehicles should not turn north on 112 Street from University Avenue. However, since 112 Street is a relatively quiet road and there are no ways to get from McKernan into Garneau (medians on 111th Street and 110 Street), the wrong way movements on 112 Street are very difficult to eliminate short of a total road closure.


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    For non-protected bike lanes, how will the city ensure that barriers are made at intersections to ensure that vehicular traffic does not invade this space

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. The project will take a look at what we can do to add to the safety of the painted lanes at intersections. There are examples of this in Westmount.

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

    BGN Garneau asked 24 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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    How will the non-protected bike lanes be cleared in the winter?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Non-protected bike lanes - which are either painted bike lanes or shared lanes with vehicle traffic are not given priority snow clearing like the protected bike lanes and Shared-use paths. They are cleared according to the City’s snow and ice policy (C409)  and are cleared at the same time as the closest streets in the area.

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    Crossing 109 St. from Queen Alexandra on 80 or 81 Ave. is going to be difficult. Are there plans to put in bike activated signals like at 83 Ave.?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Signals will be reviewed once we have confirmed the final design. We have heard that a signal in this area would improve crossing 109 Street. 

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    Speaking to specific people about their experience of disability is fine but we have an extremely diverse disability community. Scooters have already endangered our sidewalks. Has this plan been reviewed by the Accessibility Advisory Committee? Has their been an disaility accessibility assessment of the project?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. This plan and all neighbourhood renewal plans are shared with the office of accessibility for review and comment at least two times prior to the designs being finalized. The engineering team also has the accessibility guide as one of many documents outlining the standards that the designs are required to meet.

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    What are the plans for 112 st between University and Whyte avenues?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. The draft design has not proposed to change the current traffic direction or bike lane on 112 Street between University Avenue and Whyte Avenue. Travel direction for cars will remain one way southbound between 80 Avenue and University Avenue and one-way northbound between 80 Avenue and Whyte Avenue. The current painted bike lane will remain. We did hear from local residents that sometimes drivers are confused and go the wrong way down the street, especially when coming out from an alley onto 112 Street, so additional wayfinding signage at the alley intersections is being considered.

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    Will there be new permit parking locations for the 110 block of 83 Ave? Currently, the closest permit spots are 110/111 St north of 83 Ave, but clearly those will be gone for the awesome new bike lanes (I love this proposed design!). Ideally some of the 2 hour parking on the south side of 83 Ave could be made permit only?

    BGN Garneau asked 24 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Once we have refined the locations for parking bays / loading zones we will review the permit areas. The parking on 83 Avenue will be included in the review at the same time. This information will be shared for feedback and discussion during our next stage of engagement.

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    You do realise that very few people will actually bike in winter when it's -40 and icy. Wouldn't these funds be better spend on clearing the ice and snow from roads and sidewalks so that more people could benefit than the handful of people that will actually use these bike lanes?

    Kundan asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your comment. 

    For some people biking isn't necessarily an "option." 

    Biking is an option for some people, but for others, it's their primary mode of transportation whether by choice or by economic circumstance. The bike lanes are an important part of our city's transportation system that strives to provide access to all Edmontonians, during all seasons.

    1 in 6 people who bike in Edmonton do ride in all seasons, based on the eco counter bike counts, and we're hearing more and more stories about people continuing to ride in the winter because the bike lanes are cleared. 

    The Bike Plan, which is a strategy document that guides how we plan and design for bikes going forward, aspires for Edmonton to be a place where biking is inviting for people of all ages and abilities, for all reasons, in all seasons. That aspiration was developed through extensive engagement and reflects the feedback provided by Edmontonians of varying perspectives including people that bike, walk, roll, take transit and drive. Vibrant communities offer people options, including options for how people move around their community and city. 

    Bike lanes and infrastructure is generally built for the “Interested but Concerned” and “Enthused and Confident” groups, with the aim of shifting their attitudes into higher comfort groups with biking.  Building safe infrastructure provides options for those who may start to think about biking, or are currently not riding their bike because they do not feel comfortable to do so.

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    The intersection along sask drive/90th ave and 110th street looks a bit unsafe and confusing. Where will right of way be for users in this intersection?

    Daniel asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your comment and question. We heard from residents that the 90 Avenue intersection is currently very wide and can be confusing to navigate for all users. The addition of curb extensions at the intersection will help to direct vehicle traffic through the intersection as well as provide greater visibility of pedestrians. 

    Similar to any intersection, pedestrians will have the right-of-way and people who bike and drive must yield to them. Supporting signage will be highlighted at the next stage of design and shared with the community in the fall of 2020.

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    Will this proposed bike lane on 110th Street come with the same signage as that on 76th Avenue? These are unsightly and cumbersome for drivers.

    Kundan asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question and comment. The City uses guidelines indicated in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, provided by the Transportation Association of Canada, to determine signage requirements on roadways and bike lanes. The City is also undertaking a review of signage requirements on bike lanes in residential neighbourhoods to try to reduce the number of signs while still providing clear and safe informational signage for all users. The signage for 110 Street is expected to be similar to the signage on the 83 Avenue bike lane rather than 76 Avenue. 

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    How will connectivity to Garneau School from the 110th street bike lane be provided. Wider, shared use sidewalks along 86/87 ave would be nice to promote safe cycling for students to the school.

    Daniel asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question. We have heard that many families in the community use 110 Street as a connection to the school and playground. A shared-use path is proposed along the north side of 86 Avenue to connect the 110 Street bike lane to Garneau school. 87 Avenue is not included in the neighbourhood renewal project as it is an arterial road.

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    It looks like there could be car/bike conflicts at 111 Street at 84 Avenue. What will be done to make this safe for all users?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    Once the design is finalized an internal analysis of the required pavement markings and signage will occur. At the next engagement event the updated signage plans that support the design will be shared.

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    There is little to no traffic on the street, why can’t people who bike just ride on the road like they do today?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    As Edmonton continues to grow, congestion on the streets does too. As part of the City’s Transportation Master Plan, the City is committed to supporting a transportation network that supports modes of travel other than by car. Part of this is the implementation of dedicated bike lanes, which are designed to be all ages and abilities, as well as all seasons. A dedicated bike lane will be cleared in the winter (unlike a shared roadway) to encourage all season use. 

    Bike lanes and infrastructure is generally built for the “Interested but Concerned” and “Enthused and Confident” groups, with the aim of shifting their attitudes into higher comfort groups with biking.  Building safe infrastructure provides options for those who may start to think about biking, or are currently not riding their bike because they do not feel comfortable to do so.

    In order to improve the commutes for Edmontonians, our goal is to provide people with a variety of transportation options – including choices for walking, biking, driving and taking transit.  The safety of citizens is our priority, no matter what mode of transportation they choose - in any season.

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    What happens to residents who normally park their vehicles where the proposed bike lanes will be? Where are they supposed to park now?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    In Garneau and McKernan (on 110 Street), where parking is being removed to create space for bike lanes, there are opportunities to install parking bays and loading zones. We will look to residents living near these areas to suggest where they think parking bays or loading zones should be constructed and would be most beneficial. People may have a variety of reasons why they use on-street parking, instead of parking on private property.  , , , 

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    The on-street bike lane has a raised protective meridian that will be difficult for my mobility challenged relative to cross when I come pick them up for appointment. How can this be improved?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    We will look to residents living near these areas to suggest where mid-block crossings with curb ramps should be constructed. These crossings would shorten the distances for crossing to access homes further from the intersections. The mid-block crossing also serves to allow for access through the bike lane in more locations than just at intersections.

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    Why is the new bike lane not like the existing bike lane (one-way on 110 Street and one-way on 111 Street)?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    The Project Team investigated this option during their technical review. This option did not proceed as an option because:

    • The bike lane on 111 Street would be discontinuous to Saskatchewan Drive. The City does not have jurisdiction over 111 Street north of 87 Avenue (it is owned by the University of Alberta) so the bike lane would end at 87 Avenue and not connect to Saskatchewan Drive. At University Avenue, 111 Street takes a jog. A bike lane on 111 Street would mean that people who bike also have to bike east/west on University Avenue which would then impact traffic and parking on that street and would also affect the shortcutting deterrent medians that are installed on University Avenue. 

    • To build a protected one-way bike lane still removes all parking on the street and limits traffic to one-way direction. Understanding that parking is important to residents, there is less parking removed overall in the neighbourhood by just having the bike lane on 110 Street. 

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    Why isn’t the bike lane on 109 Street? It seems to be a more direct route for people who bike?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    While a feasibility study of building protected bike lanes on 109 Street was conducted in 2018, showed that these lanes are feasible along this roadway between Saskatchewan Drive and 76 Avenue, it also concluded that adding bike lanes to 109 Street would have significant impacts to vehicle traffic flow, neighbourhood access, and transit operations, and would cost double that of the lane on 110 Street. The 109 Street location would also not align with City policies including the 2009 Bike Transportation Plan and 2016 Main Streets Guideline. The policies support a network for “all ages and abilities” and the busy 109 Street road was found not best suited as it is a high volume traffic arterial with many conflict points. 

    Council accepted the report and Neighbourhood Renewal was tasked with implementing the bike lane on 110 Street.

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    What trees will be lost in Garneau as a result of the new bike lanes?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    Wherever possible bike lanes have been designed to have the least impact on trees within the neighbourhood. 

    Some trees will be removed where new parking / loading bays are constructed along 110 Street, 111 Street and 88 Avenue. Your input will help identify where those parking / loading bays should be placed. 

    Some trees on the west side of 110 Street just south of 90 Avenue are removed to make space for the new road cross-section. 

    If trees are removed, they will be assessed and new trees will be planted in the neighbourhood to diversify the urban canopy. 

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    Parking for residents and their visitors is already a huge issue in Garneau and more on-street parking is being removed for the bike lanes. Aren’t there any design options that would allow parking to be retained?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    There is only so much space in the roadway that can be allocated to driving, bikes, parking and sidewalks, and we also heard that trees were really important to residents. Wherever parking has been removed it is because it was not possible to fit all of the elements into the road area without also removing trees.

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    Turning 110 Street into a one-way for car traffic will impact traffic flow in an already congested neighbourhood. What is being done to improve travel for those who drive cars?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    We heard that speeding and shortcutting through your neighbourhood was also a concern. Although having 110 Street as one-way may make it a little longer for you to get to your home, the one-way, with the bike lanes and the other intersection and traffic signage changes should reduce the shortcutting and therefore some of the congestion, making it easier for you to travel through your neighbourhood. 

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    Why doesn’t the bike lane continue along 83 Avenue directly to 112 Street?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    Using public input from the last event, the pros / cons of each option and the technical constraints, 84 Avenue was determined to be the better route. Reasons why 83 Avenue was not chosen include:

    • 83 Avenue terminates at a car parkade at 112 Street, which is generally not a destination for people who bike

    • The bike lane on 83 Avenue would only be separated from 111 Street to the University Terrace parkade entrance (about halfway between 111 and 112 Streets) and then people who bike would share the same space with people who walk from the parkade entrance to 112 Street

    • There was the potential for more conflict points between people who drive, bike and walk at the University Terrace parkade entrance 

    • The trees west of the University Terrace parkade would have to be removed to accommodate the shared-use path

    • The bike lane type would not be consistent (on-street bidirectional and then switch to raised shared use path)

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    How were decisions made about the proposed bike routes in Garneau?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    The Edmonton Southside Bike Network, determines the locations of future bike routes as part of a city-wide Bike Transportation Plan. A north/south connection on 110 Street has been identified for the Garneau neighbourhood as well as east / west connections from 109 Street to 110 Street. Public input received during the engagement process, along with project technical information, will inform the location of the 83 Avenue to 112 Street connector, as well as other connectors between 109 Street and the new 110 Street bike lane. The type of biking facility for the north / south route and the east / west connectors were determined using public input, city policy and technical considerations.

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    Where will delivery trucks and contractors park to access my home when the bike lanes go in and parking is reduced?

    BGN Garneau asked about 2 months ago

    In both Garneau and McKernan (110 Street only) where on-street parking will be reduced to create space for bike lanes there are opportunities to install parking bays and loading zones. We will look to residents living near these areas to suggest where they think parking bays or loading zones would be most beneficial.

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    Will there be sidewalks on both sides of 110 Street from 76 Avenue to Sask. Dr.?

    Patrick asked about 1 month ago

    Thank you for your question. Yes, the draft design proposes sidewalks on both sides of 110 Street, from University Avenue to Saskatchewan Drive. During public engagement, residents told us that they have to cross back and forth along 110 Street due to incomplete connections. In conversations with residents at both Garneau Hall and Knox-Met Seniors residences we also learned that it is important to add in the currently missing sections to improve connections to major destinations and overall accessibility, especially for those with mobility challenges. Others have shared a desire to retain private landscaping on road right of way.

    The City is committed to providing a safe and integrated mobility network whether people choose to walk, bike or drive. Sidewalks provide linkages to key destinations (schools, businesses, shopping, transit, etc.) both within a neighbourhood and between neighbourhoods. In alignment with the Garneau vision and guiding principles the project team recommends the completion of the missing sidewalks links to complete this network in Garneau.  This improved network will accommodate the needs of the present and future users and contribute to the environmental sustainability and resiliency of the city. By providing routes for people to use that are not just roads, 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, and safer and more vibrant streets.

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    Will additional parking be limited to residents as it already is in Garneau on each avenue?

    BGN Garneau asked 17 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Any changes on parking adjacent to residential homes will be included in the permit area. A review will be done for those areas not adjacent to residential homes to examine if they should be included into the permit areas.

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    Where will I park when the bike lanes go in? On 81 Ave it is hard enough to find parking on a regular day, without removing half of the existing parking. Is an additional monitored parking bay being considered for 81/80 Avenue? There are two multifamily buildings along 81 Avenue and one on 80 Avenue that do not have enough private parking for the households. What is the solution to this?

    BGN Garneau asked 12 days ago

    Thank you for your question. Parking bays are not being considered for 80 or 81 Avenue. Visitors and residents without on site parking may need to look for available parking on streets close to 80 and 81 Avenue if all the on-street parking on those streets is occupied. If you require accessible parking, please refer to the City webpage on how to apply for a new accessible parking stall.