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Wheel your way to school as 9 Edmonton schools get bike parking grant

Wheel your way to school as 9 Edmonton schools get bike parking grant
Wheel your way to school as 9 Edmonton schools get bike parking grant


The City of Edmonton has awarded the School Bike Parking Grant to nine schools, including both the Edmonton Catholic School District (ECSD) and Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB).

The schools receiving the bike parking grant are Athlone School, Balwin School, JJ Bowlen Catholic Junior High School, Lillian Osborne High School, Lorelei School, ME LaZerte High School, Spruce Avenue School, St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School, and St. Lucy Catholic Elementary School.

“The grant will help increase secure bike parking solutions to help students cycling to and from school,” said Shewkar Ibrahim, Director of Traffic Operations at the City of Edmonton. “Improved bike parking options at schools makes active transportation options possible for students and families.”

The parking grant was launched earlier this year, with funding requests between $500 – $15,000 with a total of $75,000 awarded. The grant supports The City Plan’s goal of making 50 per cent of trips completed by transit and active forms of transportation.

Guided by the Bike Plan, the city is also expanding the active transportation network, improving wayfinding, coordinating education and encouragement programs and more.