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Live a more connected life in Walkable Edmonton.

Walkable Edmonton is a belief that we can live a better life by slowing down, putting one foot in front of the other, and enjoying our beautiful city one step at a time.


People are embracing walkable lives in Edmonton.

We've (Candas and her partner, Timothy) lived in Boyle Street and in this house for 15 years. As a writer, editor and performer, we were living on variable incomes - so we were looking in the affordable areas.

We wanted something where there were trees on the street, a yard we could garden in and a house where we could spread out all of our artistic activities. Where could we live how we wanted to live and afford it and be able to walk downtown, walk to the Italian Centre, Chinatown, walk to the river valley.

Where else can you do that?!

This is an ultimately walkable neighbourhood. I'm not a big person, I'm not a skilled martial artist and I'm getting on in age, but I can walk everywhere in this neighbourhood at any time of day or night.

The reputation of this community is not only inaccurate, it's kind of annoying. There's nothing but richness to be found by having such a lot of different people.

People are missing out.

CANDAS (with pup, Bouffon) - Boyle Street

"We like to go walking and get lost.

If I have the opportunity to walk, I'm gonna walk it. I walk five kilometres every day. 2.5 to work, 2.5 coming back. Every morning, every evening.”

- Samia

"I do the same, unless I cheat and there's a Pogo outside our apartment in the morning.

We like to walk around and explore. So many different nooks and crannies and stores, heritage buildings with old signs and architecture. It's definitely a different pace than driving.

We moved here January 2016. I'm from Connecticut and she's originally from Mexico.

I think Alberta will always be a car place, just by virtue of the size and density. But I think Edmonton is taking the lead on making these places come alive. People can just read, interact, bike, walk their dog, eat.

Every day, since Samia works on 102 Street and I work on 105, she'll come and meet me. We meet and walk home everyday after work.”

- David

Two Residents – Oliver


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