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Bike Boulevard and Intersection Improvements


Current Status
Timeline 2017 -2018
LocationMultiple locations

Project Updates

July 2018
Work begins Wednesday, Aug. 1, on intersection improvements and new traffic controls that will enhance safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists at the Scenic Drive South-4 Avenue South intersection. This construction will connect the new Bike Boulevard along 7 Avenue South and 4 Street South to the existing regional multi-use pathway system along the south side of Scenic Drive South. Details here.

May 2018
Join us for the grand opening of the bike boulevard on 7th Ave. S. 

December 2017
The bulk of construction is now complete with some finishing work remaining. Watch for a grand opening in the spring of 2018.

September 2017
Construction begins on the City's first ever, Bike Boulevard.

August 2017
Intersection improvements begin starting with Squamish and Red Crow Blvd. in west Lethbridge.    

Spring 2017 
A community Open House was held on April 11, 2017 to share information with residents on the plans for the bike boulevard and the intersection improvements. If you would still like to provide your feedback please view the materials below. 

Community Engagement

To view the community engagement activities and feedback received on the development of the Bike Boulevard please view our community engagement page

About the Project

Purpose: To improve a number of intersections requiring upgrades throughout the city and enhance 7th Ave. S. with a bike boulevard making it cycling and pedestrian friendly.


Bike Boulevard

This exciting project will include the development of the City of Lethbridge's first every bike boulevard. A bike boulevard is a street with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds. It is designed to give bicycle travel priority. Bike boulevards use signs, pavement markings and speed and volume management measures. They discourage through trips by motor vehicles and create safe and convenient bicycle crossings of busy arterial streets. 

Intersection Improvements

In 2017 and 2018, there will be a total of 13 intersections enhanced across the city. For some, this will include traffic signals and for others new, wider curbs.   

The intersections targeted for improvements in 2017 include: 

  • Mayor Magrath Dr. S. & 40th Ave. S
  • 6th Ave. S & 10th St. S
  • 9th Ave. N & 18 St. N
  • Bike Blvd s. (7th Ave. S. & 13th St. S.)
  • 14th Ave. N & 28th St. N

The intersections targeted for improvements in 2018 include:

  • Scenic S at 4 St S
  • 28 St S at 28 Ave S
  • 5 Ave S at 7 St S
  • 6 Ave N at 28 St N
  • 7 Ave N at 28 St N
  • 8 Ave N at 28 St N
  • 26 Ave N at 43 St N
  • Red Crow Blvd W at Squamish Blvd W
  • 3 Ave S at 12 'B' St S


Capital Improvement Program
$2.7 million for all projects
$595,200 of which was spent on the Bike Boulevard

Contact Information

Robert Kovacs, Project Manager