Get involved: bike infrastructure in Old Strathcona


The Edmonton Journal recently published an article on the inadequacy of sharrows. You can get involved now to help us get better, real bike infrastructure.

C2C Forum on Bike Lanes

Campus 2 Campus, a group of public health student advocates concerned about safe cycling infrastructure in our university community, invites you to a forum on safe bike transport between Campus Saint Jean and North Campus.

On Friday, November 2, from 1pm-2:30pm, in the Alumni Room in SUB, at the University of Alberta, we will be joined by City Councillor Ben Henderson; Chris Chan, Executive Director of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society; and Kim McRae, a U of A medical student.

This forum is open for all students, staff, community members, cyclists, and aspiring cyclists. The forum will be an opportunity to collaborate, learn and share ideas to address the problem of the lack of safe and inclusive cycling in our community.

Complete Streets Strathcona Action Plan

Saturday, November 3, 2012 9:30am until 4:00pm Room 251, School of Business Building, University of Alberta

After the tragic death of Isaak Kornelsen, a working group has formed to create the best bike infrastructure for the Whyte Ave area. It's a coalition of people and groups that includes the Old Strathcona Business Association, Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society, and the Old Strathcona Community League. It also consists of concerned citizens who enjoy riding their bicycles around Old Strathcona safely.

We need you to help shape the goals, objective and vision for Complete Streets Strathcona. These core ideas are crucial to providing structure to the group, creating momentum and giving new members a foundation based on shared goals and principles.

Objectives for the meeting:

  1. Define the project, including goals, objectives, scope, and deliverables.
  2. Develop the action plan!
  3. Reach agreement on vision and name.

In a general sense, objective #1 will be the first half of the day and objective #2 will be the second half of the day. Vision and name will be the last half hour or so, as a wrap-up.

We will provide coffee and morning and afternoon snacks. We will break for lunch at noon.

The event will be facilitated by Robyn Jacobsen and Kaylyn Airey.

Please RSVP to

Bike Lanes For Whyte Ave - We Want Your Input

Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:00pm until 9:00pm Strathcona Community League Hall (10139 87 Ave)

The City of Edmonton is planning to improve the streets in and around Whyte Avenue and this is a public opportunity to offer suggestions and ideas for how to improve them for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders.

The Complete Streets Strathcona working group will be collecting design ideas and feedback from members of the public on what would make the Whyte Avenue area friendlier to pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders.

We will provide large printouts of the routes being addressed and representatives from the city and Complete Streets Strathcona will be there to take questions.

Edmonton deserves better streets for everyone and this is a chance to have your say.