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CBC News helped spread the word about High Level Line on the first day it was released!

Note about the article title: We're not all architects, but there's some on the team!

A local collective has a bold new vision for central Edmonton that includes a park that would connect downtown with Whyte Avenue.

[Intern] Architect Michael Zabinski, along with a group of young creative and design professionals, has been working on the High Level Line project for a year.

Their proposal includes a four-kilometre park made up of pedestrian paths, a cycling network, and a streetcar to connect downtown to Whyte Avenue, putting a fresh, user-friendly spin on the neighbourhoods between them.

"We are a city with two really awesome cultural centres, downtown and Whyte Avenue," said Zabinski.

"And for the longest time, people have gone to Whyte or they go downtown. What's missing is the link between the two — the urban thread that makes central Edmonton one place and one destination, that connects the city's two centres and creates a dynamic experience between the two."

Read the full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-design-high-level-line-bike-paths-streetcar-river-valley-1.4350604

mediaGillian Thomson