Active Transportation Plan

Active Transportation Development Strategy and Gaps Assessment

Aligned to overarching City plans and guidelines such as the Municipal Development PlanTransportation Master PlanTransportation Safety Plan, and Complete Streets Guidelines; a vision for St Albert’s active transportation network is one that is planned and designed to create a safe, connected, inclusive, accessible and affordable network for walking and bicycling by people of all ages and abilities.

In the past, Active Transportation has been incorporated as a section within the Transportation Master Plan (TMP), incorporating feedback from stakeholders and residents with a general network review to formulate a high-level, long-term network concept to accommodate walking and cycling.  The output of this work aligned to finalizing the strategic framework of the TMP and documented a proposed concept of various facility types. Following completion of the 2014 TMP update, a need was identified to strengthen support of the planning work for accommodation of active modes within the City; with key objectives to provide a strategic approach to close existing network gaps that may present limitations for walking and cycling and to document an effective strategy to deliver a more detailed and descriptive Active Transportation Plan, inclusive of a “best practice review” and identifying lead roles and actions. 

The “Active Transportation Plan Development Strategy and Network Gaps Assessment” was completed in 2018 and documents the following:

  • The Active Transportation Plan Development Strategy highlights key actions and identifies “leads” for developing, planning, designing, implementing, operating and maintaining a strong active transportation network. This formalizes the process and activities that will support the City’s completion of a comprehensive Active Transportation Plan.
  • The Gaps Assessment identifies estimated costs for placement of existing typical infrastructure and does not include any value that would be representative of transitioning roadway segments to new design. This documents a prioritization for capital investment to close existing network gaps that will result in improved connectivity and walking and cycling accommodation.

Active Transportation Plan Development Strategy and Gaps Assessment

The ATP will integrate with the Transportation Master PlanComplete Streets Guidelines, Park Master Plans and other related City plans.

2021 Completed Work

With $880,000 in Social Infrastructure Funding for Active Transportation thanks to the Government of Canada.

  1. McKenney Avenue from Langley Avenue to Lacombe Lake Park: construction of new sidewalk link
  2. Riel Drive from Sir Winston Churchill Avenue to first Transit stop west of Sir Winston Churchill Avenue: construction of new sidewalk link
  3. School site connections of Joseph M Demko and Sister Alphonse schools
  4. Poirier Avenue at Pineview Drive intersection realignments and sidewalk construction
  5. Gate Avenue sidewalk connection to St. Albert Trail Transit stop south of Gate Avenue
  6. St Vital Avenue at Muir Drive intersection crossings
  7. Riel Business Park: Riel Drive: Design of sidewalk

2022 Work

  1. Sir Winston Churchill Avenue sidewalk placement to increase pedestrian mobility in the area 
  2. Balmoral Drive sidewalk placement to increase pedestrian mobility in the area 
  3. Rivercrest Crescent sidewalk placement to increase pedestrian mobility in the area 
  4. Joseph M. Demko School crosswalk installation 
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Last edited: June 16, 2022