Edmonton Bicycle Transportation Plan
Everyone likes bicycles. They’re great for exercise, they’re the perfect vehicle for getting somewhere fast if you don’t have an actual vehicle, or if you don’t want to deal with traffic. They’re even great for the environment! Recently, the City of Edmonton has begun to implement an Edmonton Bicycle Transportation Plan that would see to it the city becomes a more bicycle friendly city. The plan actually dates all the way back to 1992, but was updated in 2009 and just now starting to pick up steam with implementation.
The Bicycle Transportation Plan looks to promote a healthy, active lifestyle, cut back on the amount of single occupant vehicles, and create a safe, healthy and efficient alternative to driving. The plan to expand bike routes include marked on-street bike routes, expansion of bicycle racks to all transit buses, expanded bicycle parking program, education and awareness, improved maintenance scheduling, and more effective street sweeping and snow removal.
This plan is not to discourage you from driving or picking out a new vehicle from one of our great Drive Wheaton dealerships, but rather just to help implement a healthy alternative that can better coexist with driving. The roads should be available to all kinds of drivers, including cars and bicycles. Eventually, the on-street cycling network will include up to 500 km of bike lanes and facilities and the entire network was created from input placed by you the residents, we the businesses, and other stakeholders.
We cannot wait for bicycles to be able to coexist with our vehicles on the roads, and hope to see this plan in action very soon. But until then, be sure to stop in and check out our available vehicles so you have something to drive when you’re not tearing up the new bike lanes on two wheels!