101 Avenue is a main thoroughfare through some of Edmonton’s mature southeast neighbourhoods. It is characterized by auto-oriented strip mall development and a lack of pedestrian activity on the street. The 101 Avenue Corridor Study integrates short and long term visioning for land use, urban design, and the built environment for a 2km arterial roadway corridor in southeast Edmonton. An engaged and pro-active alliance of three communities (Fulton Place, Terrace Heights, and Forest Heights) provided the City of Edmonton and community members with an opportunity to catalyze community building, and to be ready with a plan to guide ongoing redevelopment pressures and upcoming roadway rehabilitation.
Our team provided a transportation and mobility assessment founded on complete streets principles. The first phase of work was a comprehensive review of the corridor’s existing transportation conditions – from parking supply and transit service, to traffic capacity and overall bikability and walkability – followed by support for public engagement to hear directly from people about their vision for the corridor and their ideas for land use, street design, programming, and redevelopment.
Our mobility assessment supports the resulting concept plans with specific actions to help transform 101 Avenue into a safe, multi-modal, and vibrant corridor for residents, visitors, and businesses. Concept plans include protected bicycle lanes, wider sidewalks, landscaped medians to reduce visual width of the corridor, reduced number of lanes, pocket parking, improved pedestrian crossings, and features to direct traffic to parallel routes.
A full draft of the report is available online here