Attention Edmonton Trail Lovers!
Edmonton City Council has recently approved the construction of a new Footbridge, connecting Terwillegar Park with the North Bank of the North Saskatchewan River. The approval of the new Footbridge has also lead to the approval of roughly 5 km of 3 metre wide paved and/or granular pathways on top of some of Edmonton’s oldest and most cherished singletrack.
- Proposed “South Trail” (otherwise known as the “Golf Course Trail” singletrack) will see current singletrack replaced with a 3 metre wide granular pathway. See page 4 of the Terwillegar Park Footbridge/West End Trails Feedback pdf.
- Proposed “North Trail” will see current singletrack replaced with a 3 metre wide paved pathway. See page 3 of Terwillegar Park Footbridge/West End Trails Feedback pdf.
- The full Terwillegar Footbridge/West End Trails redevelopment plan can be found online here.
The City of Edmonton is currently reviewing each of the potential options, and now is the time for cycling enthusiasts to have their voices heard. The singletrack currently in place at each of these identified locations has been built through years of hard work and dedication of local volunteers, and would be a great loss to the local cycling community. If you have any issues or concerns with any of the proposals presented in the Terwillegar Park Footbridge/West End Trails redevelopment, please contact Rob Marchak at firstname.lastname@example.org (you can also call him at 780-442-1377) or your local city councillor at email@example.com. Have your say!