Project Update - March 2021
Thank you to everyone who engaged with us virtually and provided feedback on the Riverside Trail Realignment project as we adjusted our engagement practices as a result of COVID-19.
Our Engaged Edmonton page closed on March 17, 2021. Feedback received from the public, together with technical input, City policies, programs and funding, will inform the next steps on the project.
For information on the project, please see:
The project team will review the feedback and provide an update on next steps in the coming weeks. Please check back for updates.
Hazard Tree Removal
Despite the trail being closed, it has come to our attention that the trail continues to be actively used by the public. To ensure public safety, hazard tree removal will be commencing in the coming week(s).
Hazard tree removal is standard maintenance work that is done by the City's Forestry team and is not related to the proposed Riverside Trail Realignment project. This work would be completed regardless of the outcome of public engagement.
The Natural Areas Forestry team monitors all Natural Areas in the City and identifies trees in range of assets, like trails and benches, for risk mitigation. There are approximately 36 trees that require risk mitigation treatment along Riverside Trail. Risk mitigation treatment includes pruning, habitating (topping or removing limbs of the tree but retaining portions to provide habitat) and in some cases, removal.
For more information on hazard tree removal, please contact 311.