About the Project

Edmonton is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada with one of the highest per capita greenhouse gas emission levels in the world. A key strategy to mitigate climate change is active transportation (AT). AT benefits health, our society, economy and environment and is an innovative way to support healthy, and climate resilient cities.

As part of the 2023-2026 budget, Edmonton’s City Council approved $100 million to proceed with the Active Transportation Network Expansion. Implementation focuses on building infrastructure to connect existing routes, improve access and connectivity, and create a more complete AT network. Implementation has the potential to lead to a modal shift in which more individuals are using AT. We seek to understand Edmontonians’ lived experiences to explore factors that affect adaptation and implementation of the Active Transportation Network Expansion and to inform and support the implementation through an equity lens (i.e., what gets built, where, and for whom).

For more information about this project contact: sircle@ualberta.ca