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Council passes motion to study temporary bike lanes

Stantec Engineering funding half of cost to study basic grid.

Currently, the 102 Avenue bike lanes are delayed as the city hopes to do them in conjunction with LRT construction.

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Currently, the 102 Avenue bike lanes are delayed as the city hopes to do them in conjunction with LRT construction.

After increasing acrimony from the cycling community, Edmonton city council voted to study temporary protected bike lanes on 102 Avenue on Tuesday. 

Stantec Engineering has pushed the project forward by offering $10,000 of their own money, matching the $10,000 the city will spend to study what a basic minimum grid in the downtown would look like. 

Coun. Scott McKeen brought the motion forward. 

Council approved the idea unanimously after one tweak from Coun. Ben Henderson, who asked to consider a minimum grid in the entire core, including Old Strathcona.

Permanent protected bike lanes on 102 Avenue were approved in 2014 but face years of delays as they’re incorporated into LRT construction.

This proposal could see temporary lanes with concrete dividers put in place far more quickly.

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