City of Edmonton Cycling Updates

Provided by the City of Edmonton

SEEKING MEMBERS FOR TRAILS, PATHS & ROUTES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The City of Edmonton Trails, Paths and Routes Advisory Committee (TPRAC) is receiving applications for two new members. TPRAC works towards the enhancement of Edmonton’s environment for walking, running, cycling, inline skating and travel by other active modes.

The TPRAC provides City of Edmonton civic administration with advice on plans, maintenance and projects affecting multi-use trails and non motorised transport on sidewalks and cycling routes throughout the entire city. The committee also initiates projects to bring forward pertinent issues.

Committee members represent a broad range of users, ages and abilities from different areas of the city. Meetings are every second month, usually Downtown on Mondays at 5:30 p.m.

To apply, send contact information and a page or two explaining your interest in Edmonton’s trails, paths and routes. Also outline what skills or experiences you can bring to the committee. Applications can be sent to: tprac@edmonton.ca.

Deadline for applications is August 14, 2009.

For more information, phone 496-2615 or see http://www.edmonton.ca/tprac.

************************************************************
IMPROVE YOUR BIKE SKILLS WITH CANBIKE 2
CanBike 2 is an 18 hour, on-road cycling course that develops advanced skill and knowledge of defensive cycling for commuter and recreational cyclists who already ride in traffic.
The course covers the theory of on-road cycling and practical riding techniques, starting on quiet roads and working up to more complex situations.
The course is suitable to all cyclists who feel comfortable on their bicycles and want to learn more about cycling safely and efficiently in traffic.
The course will run 6 to 9 PM Thursday evenings, August 20 and 27, and 9 AM to 4 PM Sundays, August 23 and 30. The course costs $80 and you can either borrow or purchase (for approximately $35) the course manual.
For more information visit http://www.canbike.net/cca_pages For more information or to register, contact John Collier at 780.433.1270 or jbcollier@shaw.ca.

************************************************************

BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

At the March 3, 2009, Transportation and Public Works Committee meeting, the following motion was passed:

“That Administration provide a report to Transportation and Public Works Committee with a recommended ten-year strategy to address the issues identified in Cycle Edmonton: Bicycle Transportation Plan (2009), including operating and capital financial implications that may be included within the 2010 budget.”

This will go back to Transportation & Public Works Committee for consideration at the August 25th meeting.

************************************************************
SADDLEBACK ROAD MULTI-USE TRAIL/RIVER CROSSING

A new portion of multi-use trail will be constructed along the AltaLink (utility) corridor in the southwest part of the city — just north of Saddleback Road between Whitemud Creek and 111 Street, for completion this fall. This corridor connects further west to the North Saskatchewan River Valley.

An additional segment of trail is also underway connecting the westernmost portion of this trail (at the river valley) to the Anthony Henday pedestrian bridge, across the North Saskatchewan River. Construction should be complete by the end of this year.

************************************************************
FT. EDMONTON FOOTBRIDGE

This new pedestrian bridge is currently under construction across the North Saskatchewan River and will connect from Ft. Edmonton Park to Wolf Willow Park. The bridge structure will be complete by late 2009, and targeted schedule for opening will be spring of 2010, when the connecting trails are completed.

************************************************************
CONTACT

For on-road cycling inquiries, contact Claire Ellick at (780) 496-2615 or claire.ellick@edmonton.ca.
Roadway Maintenance concerns (potholes, gravel, glass) can be reported to: 311
Visit: http://www.edmonton.ca/cycling

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: