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Vision Zero is the long-term goal of zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries on our streets. Help Edmonton achieve Vision Zero.

Vision Zero seeks to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. We want people of all ages and abilities to move quickly, easily and comfortably around Edmonton to support a healthy, thriving city.

Vision Zero Street Labs combine the expertise and power of Edmontonians and City of Edmonton staff to quickly and creatively address neighbourhood safety and livability concerns.

Active Street Lab Projects

This map shows the location and status of all active Street Labs. Each Street Lab will move at a different pace as the community team works to develop their project. The map will be updated as each Street Lab moves through the process from information gathering to planning and implementation.

More information on the Street Lab process can be found in the Vision Zero Street Labs Guide.

New Safe Mobility Programs

The City of Edmonton has programs that work with Edmontonians to make their streets safer and more livable.

Vision Zero Street Labs

Vision Zero Street Labs create an opportunity to trial temporary traffic safety solutions on your streets by combining the expertise and power of Edmontonians and City of Edmonton staff to creatively address neighbourhood safety and livability concerns.

Each Street Lab is tailored to the unique needs of the community. You could convert a block to a shared street, add a parklet to narrow sections of the road and slow traffic, install curb extensions to shorten a crossing distance, or paint a crosswalk to capture the attention of drivers.

Let's Get Started

Let’s figure out together if a Street Lab is the right approach for addressing the safety and livability concerns in your neighbourhood. 

Tell us more about your experience through this form. We will gather and share information with you about any future upgrades in the area, speed and collision history and more.

Get Started

What are Vision Zero Street Labs?

Vision Zero Street Labs are temporary community-led, customized, creative, and flexible solutions to address neighbourhood traffic safety concerns.

Street lab projects are led by community teams and co-created with the City. They could be:

  • Converting a block to a shared street
  • Adding a parklet to narrow sections of the road to slow traffic
  • Installing curb extensions to shorten a crossing distance, or
  • Painting a crosswalk to increase visibility
What are Feature Labs?

Feature Labs are templates that are ready for use in project planning. They help to address specific safe mobility concerns and can be tailored for use in any community.

How long can a project last?

The duration of the street lab will be determined between the community project team and the City of Edmonton.

We are recommending that we trial a duration of at least 2 months as a start. This gives a community enough time to experience the changes, learn, and adjust if needed.

The maximum duration for a project that includes a temporary speed limit reduction is 6 months. Speed limit reductions longer than 6 months in duration require City Council approval.

Can we keep our street lab permanently?

These projects are not meant to be permanent, they are created to experiment, learn, and inspire change in your neighbourhood. There are other programs for permanent changes, such as Neighbourhood Renewal and Safe Crossings. However, since these programs take longer to implement, the street labs can help in the interim.

An important point to note is that some projects are seasonal and will need to be removed before the first snowfall of the year due to snow clearing concerns.

Additionally, speed limit reductions longer than 6 months in duration require City Council approval.

The City is open to working with the community to explore options for successful projects to shift from temporary to permanent infrastructure in the future.

What role do community members play on the project teams?

There are many roles for community members, with varying levels of involvement. Some may want to take a leading role throughout the process, volunteer for the installation itself or gather materials, and others may want to provide input into the planning process or attend a community conversation.

The City will walk you through this as part of your orientation to the program.

How does the City support Street Lab projects?
  • Set teams up for success with a program orientation and resources and support throughout the project
  • Attend events and meetings to understand perspectives and lived experience
  • Share ideas and best practices, engineering expertise and lessons learned
  • Provide a toolkit of temporary traffic calming tools to consider for inclusion in the project plan
  • Collaborate to develop the approved project plan and coordinate internal support required to implement
Who can apply?

Any individual or group can indicate they are interested in organizing a Street Lab.

How will the realities of COVID-19 change the program in 2021?

The program is being designed with social distancing measures in mind. This means that community conversations will need to be held virtually or in formats that can support safe social distancing. COVID-19 safety measures will be considered and incorporated into all aspects of the planning and implementation of the program in 2021.

For More Information

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