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*		 Urban vibrancy - Weaving biking into building
and design makes Edmonton a vibrant, attractive city we can be proud of and that others are
drawn to.
*		 Culture shifting - Biking is a highly valued part
of Edmonton's mobility system and is welcomed
as an everyday way to move around and enjoy
our city.
When understanding what it means to invite people
of all ages and abilities, we learned that there are people
that have unique needs. The following list of potential
users is based on the Who is the " All Ages & Abilities "
User? developed by the National Association of City
Transportation Officials:
*		 Children - Children face unique risks because
they are smaller and less visible to driver's and
often have less ability to detect risks or avoid conflicts. Encouraging active travel can help children
become more physically active and will encourage
active lifestyles.
*		 Seniors - As a low-impact activity, seniors
often see positive impacts from cycling, and
are also greatly affected by the quality of
cycling infrastructure.
*		 Women - Women are consistently under-represented as a share of total bicyclists in Edmonton

Bike Network Analysis: Darker shades indicate more
destinations connected to low-traffic stress bike network.
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(and other cities). Concerns about personal safety
including and beyond traffic stress are often
particularly relevant for women. 
Racialized People - Racialized people often face
unique barriers to cycling. Studies have shown
fear of exposure to theft or assault, fear of traffic
collisions, or being a target for enforcement are
barriers to bicycling for some visible minority
populations. More work is required to understand
and address these barriers.
People with Low-income - An affordable and
accessible transportation choice for those who
may not have access to an automobile can be
provided by building safe and comfortable bicycle
facilities for all ages and abilities. Basic cycling
infrastructure is often lacking in low-income
neighborhoods, increasing safety concerns.
People with disabilities - People with disabilities
may use adaptive bicycles including tricycles
and recumbent handcycles. These often operate
at lower speeds, are lower to the ground, or are
wider than other bicycles.
People riding bike share or e-scooter share -
Riders often use bike share or e-scooter share to
link to other transit or make spontaneous oneway trips. Riders that move in this way place a

Bike Trip Potential: Darker colors indicate greater density
of bike trips expected.



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