About the Project
The goal of this project is to improve connectivity between Lansdowne Drive and the shared pathway running along Whitemud Drive that connects to Snow Valley and Whitemud Creek trails. The intent of this project is to determine the feasibility of a trail and stair at this location and to address safety concerns identified, such as steepness of the hill and the slippery nature of the grassed goat trail that has formed.
This project requires community feedback to understand current use of the trail and possible future use of the stairs. Studies will work to understand and mitigate the potential environmental impacts that the stairs may have on any wildlife, plants and/or soil at the proposed project site. The information gathered will be used during implementation of the Design phase.
The City has engaged a consultant to provide geotechnical investigation reporting, feasibility and environmental impact assessment study, concept planning and detailed design to add a stair and trail at Lansdowne Drive. The hill and existing goat trail separating Lansdowne Drive and the shared pathway has been deemed feasible for the proposed enhancements of a staircase and trail.
- Spring/summer - construction
- Winter/spring - environmental impact assessment & site location study
- Summer/fall - detailed design and approvals to build
- Spring/summer - feasibility and geotechnical investigation
- Summer/fall - concept development
- Fall/winter - preliminary design