A new website has been launched to help create more effective bike lanes in the city.
PathsforPeople.org is a non-profit website, where you can map out where you actually take your bike, or even where you like to walk.
Conrad Nobert, the Chair for Paths for People, says that the problem is, the city has been built for vehicles, not cyclists or pedestrians.
“There are 200,000 people in central Edmonton, but the infrastructure is really geared towards taking your car and driving somewhere. So, we think that if the city invests in different kinds of infrastructure than people will make different choices and it will be a healthier, happier city.”
Nobert says they’re hoping the city rethinks its bike lane strategy.
“The city has changed their strategy. The earlier strategy was to put low-quality, painted on bike lanes everywhere in the entire city. They’ve change that to putting in high-quality bike routes in central areas. So, we think that these types of bike routes will be much more inviting for regular people.”
Nobert adds even though the website launched Wednesday morning, they’re already hearing positive feedback.
“So far, about 15different routes have been drawn on by people. I think there’s a pent up demand for this sort of thing, so I think people have responded enthusiastically about it.”
Nobert says the website will be up for about a month, and then they will take it to the city. (km)