If you skate in a freezeway, will you freeze in a skateway?
Don't worry, those aren't ghost children. This is just an artistic rendering.
(via Edmonton Freezeway)
A bike lane in the summer "that transitions into one of the world's first curb-side skating lanes"? This is the best way to turn a five-month winter into something really fun.
A brilliant idea has been proposed that could potentially cause residents and tourists to look forward to the elongated and draining Canadian winters. As soon as next year, the city of Edmonton might be creating an 11km route (almost 7 miles, if you're an American) that pedestrians can use to skate around the city.
In the proposal for "The Freezeway," landscape architect Matt Gibbs suggested connecting two old rail corridors.
"I found if we bridged these together, we could create a unified 11km route that people could skate on - potentially to work, to school or to the hockey game," said Mr Gibbs according to the BBC.
In the promotional video, Gibbs explains that The Freezeway would promote "winter programming, active lifestyles, sustainable forms of transportation, social activity, and an iconic identity for a city looking to differentiate itself. "
And.... if you don't know how to skate, or insist on using your bike in the winter, it would still be accompanied by a pedestrian trail.
OR YOU COULD JUST PUT BLADES ON YOUR BIKE. LETS DO THIS PEOPLE!!