The Vision and Principles of the Engage 106-76 were developed to align with the City’s Transportation Master Plan, The Way We Move. In particular, the Engage 106-76 project Vision supports the goals of integrating transportation and land use, and encouraging active transportation. Input and feedback from Community Partners will be focused on achieving the Engage
How does Engage 106-76 Concept Planning tie into other City of Edmonton policies?
Concept planning studies have been initiated for two important collector roadways – 76 Avenue from 104 Street to Saskatchewan Drive; and 106 Street from Whitemud Drive to Saskatchewan Drive. Discussion for these projects was initiated through the Queen Alexandra Neighbourhood Renewal project, when it was determined more rigorous planning along a longer stretch of the
The 106 Street and 76 Avenue Engagement Pilot seeks to engage people differently. This project aims to: Consult through engagement Empower regular people to make a positive difference Create opportunities for city staff to work collaboratively with community members towards a common goal Ensure all city staff who will be working on designs for 106
The results of the project are expected to be: Higher level of understanding of City processes by Community Partners Higher level of understanding of community priorities and dynamics by City staff Higher level of interest and participation in the project, because Community Partners can see how their contributions impacted the outcome Formation of new networks
Media History, Engage 106-76: “Edmonton group taking pre-emptive measures to redesign roadways for bikes, pedestrians” (Metro, August 2015) “Queen Alexandra residents get chance to redesign 106th Street” (Edmonton Journal, August 2015) Media History, QA Crossroads: “Edmonton’s Queen Alexandra neighbourhood hoping to change feel of local streets” (Metro, August 2014) “What could your community look like?
Concept Planning for 106th Street and 76th Avenue is expected to be completed by January 2016, with construction beginning in 2017. There’s more information on the Timeline page.
When the Neighbourhood Renewal process began in Queen Alexandra in 2013, residents quickly saw an opportunity to leverage the once in a lifetime investment. Rather than the standard “replacing like for like” process that usually happens when the streets, curbs, and sidewalks of a neighbourhood get renewed, community members envisioned the redesign of 76 Avenue and 106 Street in