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.
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.