Elise Stolte from Edmonton Journal shared our proposal with the city!
A group of young Edmonton professionals is pitching a new vision for the High Level Bridge that would stretch the park experience from Whyte Avenue right to MacEwan University.
“The bridge is only a quarter of the length of this opportunity,” said landscape architect Kevin Dieterman, who spent a year designing a new urban park for the area with a half-dozen other individuals.
The group wants the streetcar — a much slower form of public transit — to run through a four-kilometre park and cycling space, creating a mixed-use and pedestrian park similar to what’s found in some areas of Europe.
“It’s really about connecting the downtown and south side, the two cultural hearts of our city. It’s really, really rich,” Dieterman said Wednesday after the group released an initial plan at highlevelline.com this week.