- Sep 22, 2015
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Mayor Don Iveson pitches new "seawall" type trail along the river
As the River Valley Alliance prepares to pitch a new series of projects on the edges of the city, Mayor Don Iveson is pitching a new one in the heart of Edmonton.
The Alliance, which is made up of municipalities in the region, presented a new list of projects they would like to build over the next five years to councillors on Wednesday.
Iveson pitched a project of his own however, looking to create a promenade like the Vancouver Seawall extending along the north-shore of the river from the Walterdale Bridge to Government House Park.
Iveson said it would fill a real need in the city and could lead to seasonal coffee shops and other amenities in the valley.
“We have so many people running and biking and walking their dogs and power walking along River Valley Road right now that it’s actually getting quite congested,” he said.
Full Story (Metro Edmonton)
Edmonton's mayor wants new river valley park for north bank
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson proposed a new urban park Wednesday along the North Saskatchewan River, likening it to Vancouver’s popular seawall.
It would feature an expanded walking and biking area between Groat Road and the Walterdale Bridge, with small parks, benches and places to get down to the water. This would build on the Touch the Water project below the Hotel Macdonald, which features wide, park-like stairs and benches alongside a funicular. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2017.
“When people see that, they’re going to say: ‘This is fantastic. I want to see more of this,’ ” said Iveson, after a meeting to discuss River Valley Alliance capital projects for 2017 through 2022. “I want to get ahead of that and get a preliminary sense of what would be involved in extending that kind of experience.”
Full Story (Edmonton Journal)