Recent stories about cycling

A newspaper clipping of an ad for W.T. Henry & Co., advertising some bicycle models for $85 to $115
history cycling

A moment in history: April 26, 1897

On this day 126 years ago, Edmonton businesses were cashing in from cyclists during the bicycle boom.

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A man wearing a red jacket riding a bicycle in the winter with snow surrounding the bike lane
city council budget

Budget deliberations continue following $100M for Edmonton Bike Plan

Voting on more than 60 amendments to the proposed 2023-2026 capital budget began on Friday, with city council approving $100 million for the implementation of the Edmonton Bike Plan.

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A screenshot of a Google Map showing the bike paths added to Street View by Eugene Chen
city council technology

Project adds hundreds of kilometres of bike paths to Google Street View

With the help of funding from a Community-Based Budgeting Project created by two city councillors, Eugene Chen has added more than 500 kilometres of Edmonton bike paths to Google Street View. Now he is hoping to keep the project going by enlisting the help of community groups and volunteers.

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Cover art for Speaking Municipally, featuring a cartoon turnip in front of Edmonton's City Hall
city council transportation

Speaking Municipally considers proposed bike lane expansion

Episode 192 of Taproot's civic affairs podcast takes a look at urban planning committee's decision to consider a couple of options for rapidly expanding Edmonton's bike lane network.

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A long-haired dancer on stilts does a handstand while pointing her legs in opposite directions
arts dance

Stage-less performers meet cycling audience at dance festival

Having been without a permanent venue for more than a year, Mile Zero Dance's 2022 season has been defined by unconventional locations and site-specific performances. So it's fitting that to wrap up the dance company's festival on July 24, a roving bike audience will be invited to take in "little snippets of dance" along a six-stop route.

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A group of cyclists at the start line of a race under City of Edmonton arches amid Melcor banners
events sports

Weekend agenda: June 24-26, 2022

This weekend offers the opportunity to engage with Indigenous creators, cheer on some cyclists, celebrate the opening of a new community, have a real wild night, or kick off the start of JazzFest.

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A map the recommended concept for the intersection of 75 Street and 101 Avenue
transportation infrastructure

Proposed redesign of 101 Avenue creates danger, say cyclists

Some cyclists say proposed changes to the intersection of 101 Avenue and 75 Street are unsafe. The Edmonton Bike Coalition is holding a protest northeast of the intersection on June 18 to draw attention to the problems and suggest what a safe intersection for biking and walking would look like.

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A Bike Index registration sticker on the seat tube of a green bike
cycling police

Stolen bike recovery climbing thanks to online registry

Bike Index, the non-profit bike registry that makes it easier to reunite cyclists with their stolen bikes, appears to be more popular in Edmonton than anywhere else in Canada.

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A large crowd inspects bikes in an underground parkade.
cycling non-profits

Alberta Bike Swap returns with family-friendly addition

A popular event that gives cyclists a chance to buy and sell bikes without the hassles of online marketplaces is returning to Edmonton, this time with plans to include children's bikes, too.

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