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The City is conducting a planning and design study for a pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Whitemud Drive.

Public Engagement

Project Vision & Principles and Understanding Opportunities

We want to hear from you! Your input about how you live, walk, bike and roll will be used to create a Project Vision and Principles, and help refine our understanding of opportunities and issues within the project study area. Join the upcoming online engagement, the first in a series of planned engagement activities for the new pedestrian/cyclist footbridge over Whitemud Drive.

Get Engaged

November 23 to December 13, 2020 - Share Your Voice. Shape Our City.

About the Project

The Terwillegar Drive expansion plan identifies a new pedestrian/cyclist connection over Whitemud Drive, between the Whitemud Drive/Terwillegar Drive interchange and Whitemud Creek. The project is funded as part of the Terwillegar Drive program and through a commitment from the Government of Alberta. The project also includes active mode connections and open space upgrades.

Whitemud Drive is a significant barrier to a planned District Connector Route identified in the City’s draft bicycle transportation plan, The Bike Plan and the City’s draft plan for growing Edmonton to 2 million people, The City Plan. A pedestrian/cyclist bridge will resolve this barrier, enhancing access and connectivity for walking, cycling and rolling in Southwest Edmonton and city-wide.

Edmonton’s active transportation network is essential to achieving the outcomes of the City Plan and goals of ConnectEdmonton, Edmonton’s strategic plan. The project design will align with the City’s plans and policies, including The Bike Plan, The City Plan and City’s Active Transportation Policy C544.

Although the previously assumed location is at 142 Street, this location will be reviewed and validated as part of this project.

Project Timeline

concept highlighted

2025/2026

Anticipated start of construction

2022/2023

Anticipated start of detailed design

2020 to 2022

Concept design and preliminary design

Public Engagement

A comprehensive engagement process will be undertaken to create a common vision and principles, understand opportunities and issues, and develop the concept and preliminary design. The concept and preliminary design will balance public input, technical requirements and goals from City plans and policies.

To ensure the health and safety of participants, engagement opportunities will include a series of online activities that will be available through the City’s digital engagement platform, Engaged Edmonton. Recognizing that COVID-19 represents an unpredictable and unique scenario, the City has made the decision to cancel all in-person public engagement events until further notice.

Community Committee

To ensure a transparent public engagement process which creates opportunities for a diverse range of community members to contribute towards the decision making, the City is forming a Community Committee. It is responsible for helping to adapt and adjust the public engagement process. The Community Committee will be made up of neighbourhood residents, community organizations, and members of the public.

The Community Committee will not provide input on the design of the bridge or surrounding amenities/open space. The opportunity to share design related feedback is available through participation in the public engagement activities.

Bridge and project location

Stay informed.

Keep up to-date with the project and receive notices of upcoming public engagement activities.

For More Information

142 Street Bridge

Email 142streetbridge@edmonton.ca

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