Ribbon of Steel

Edmonton, Alberta

Project Overview

The purpose of this project was to develop a recreational corridor within an abandoned CP railway that extends beyond traditional cyclist, pedestrian and inline skater needs to include the necessary infrastructure to operate a streetcar. From an aesthetic perspective, the driving idea behind the design for the multi-use corridor was the historic significance of the CP rail spur and its contribution to the Downtown. Much of the site furniture was custom designed to provide an aesthetic continuity complementary to the surrounding community and one that speaks to the history of the corridor. The Ribbon of Steel’s has successfully promoted increased physical activity while decreasing traffic volumes.