As part of our commitment to safety, we're planning improvements to pedestrian accessibility and safety at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant. We collect safety observations from employees on a daily basis and our data shows that we should be making some improvements for pedestrians on our site. This project will increase the safety of staff, contractors and community partners walking within the fenceline of the facility.
Our records indicate that over the past couple of years we had the following number of visitors coming to site for tours of the facility:
- 2018 – 35 tours (643 people) and 4342 students through RiverWatch Alberta.
- 2019 – 43 tours (702 people) and 4040 students through RiverWatch Alberta.
We have a number of projects planned to improve pedestrian safety; two of them have been included in the virtual open house as they are located in areas that are more visible from surrounding trails and parks.
The East Gate Pedestrian Access and Walkway project includes the modification of the east gate to improve pedestrian access entering and leaving the site. We're also making improvements to an existing walking path on the south side of the facility connected to the City's shared use path to improve the safety of employees and community members and organizations walking across the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant. The images below show the specific locations of these planned improvements.
This project will result in a net increase in vegetation on site, in accordance with our