Demolition of contentious Edmonton bike lanes underway

Crews begin to remove bike lanes in south Edmonton, Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Erin Callihoo, Global News

EDMONTON – The removal of some much-debated bike lanes in south Edmonton started Tuesday morning.

The concrete barriers identifying the lanes in the area were being removed along 106 Street and 40 Avenue.

In July, city council voted to remove bike lanes on 40 Avenue from 119 to 106 Street, and on 106 Street from Whitemud Drive to 34 Avenue. Council also decided to remove the lanes on 95 Avenue from 142 to 189 Street.

READ MORE: Edmonton community continues its fight against bike lanes 

Councillor Michael Walters advocated to have the lanes removed, arguing they weren’t built properly.

It could take up to two years and $900,000 to remove all the lanes.

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