Proposed Edmonton Downtown Cycle Trackby Elise Stolte
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<div>105 Avenue</div><div>Stantec designers said 105 Avenue would be the natural place for a bike lane to support safe cycling through MacEwan University, Queen Mary Park, Central McDougall and McCauley. City plans designate it as a future pedestrian-oriented greenway but it’s currently so pothole-ridden it’s not suitable for a bike lane. </div><div>Widened sidewalks on 104 Avenue will have to do in the interim, they said, recommending council make improving 105 Avenue a higher priority in the future.</div>
<div>96 Street/The Armature</div><div>An extensive pedestrian-friendy and bike-friendly streetscape is already under construction here and will become a de facto part of the network. </div>
<div>103 Avenue</div><div>This was eliminated early on because ICE District construction has reduced traffic along 103 Street to one lane in each direction. In addition, many of the downtown buses has been rerouted here to accommodate Valley Line LRT construction. It's too busy and narrow to accommodate cycle tracks.</div>
<div>100 Avenue</div><div>The design for 100 Avenue will have a two-way protected cycle track on one side of the street and three vehicle lanes. The middle lane will be for left-turning vehicles.</div>
<div>102 Avenue</div><div>The design calls for a two-way cycle track on the south side of 102 Avenue, which is currently a five lane road. </div><div>With the cycle track, the street will still have three lanes of traffic, using the middle lane for left turns, and parking on both sides of the street.</div>
<div>LRT construction</div><div>The city will somehow have to figure out how to maintain connectivity during LRT construction here. <span>Without this connection, says the report, "there is no viable all ages and abilities route to access the many employment, retail, cultural, entertainment, and other destinations located east of 103 Street."</span></div>
<div>102A Avenue</div><div>The design calls for a two-way cycle track on the south side of the street. There will also be one lane of traffic in each direction and parking.</div>
<div>104 Avenue</div><div>The design on 104 Avenue calls for treating the sidewalks as a shared-use path since many of them are already wide with ramps at the intersections. Traffic signals will have to be upgraded to increase visibility for cyclists and one section of sidewalk in front of the police headquarters will need widening.</div>
<div>96 Street</div><div>North of the new urban park, 96 Street can accommodate a two-way bike path while keeping one lane of traffic in each direction and parking.</div>
<div>Intersection</div><div>The intersection of Jasper Avenue and 96 Street needs upgrading anyway because of a history of bike, pedestrians and vehicle collisions. The sidewalk connection from 96 Street to Grierson Hill should also be widened to connect to river valley paths. </div>
<div>99 Street</div><div>99 Street will only accommodate north-bound traffic with the two-way cycle track replacing the southbound vehicle lane. Parking would be maintained on the east side.</div><div>Two-way traffic would be maintained by the law courts.</div>
<div>106 Street</div><div>Designers are calling for a two-way cycle track down the west side of the street with two way traffic and parking maintained in the middle of the block.</div>
<div>103 Street</div><div>The street here is wide enough for a two-way cycle track along the west side, vehicle lanes in each direction and a southbound right turn lane at the intersections to mitigate conflicts with cycle-track users.</div>
<div>107 Street</div><div>A short connection to the legislature and the river valley trails here will require the removal of parking along the east side of the street.</div>
<div>107 Street</div><div>A short connection to the legislature and the river valley trails here will require the removal of parking along the east side of the street. </div>
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