Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Gondola across Edmonton's River Valley Gets Rough Ride from City Committee

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Gondola across Edmonton's River Valley Gets Rough Ride from City Committee

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Gondola gets rough ride from city committee

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EDMONTON - A city committee made it clear Tuesday that it won't support any taxpayer dollars to build a gondola across the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton.

The Edmonton Transit System advisory board was recommending further study by the city into the potential for a gondola to connect the downtown on the river's north side to Whyte Avenue, a popular street in the south-side Old Strathcona neighbourhood.

A report from the advisory board suggested it would provide "high-capacity, efficient and cost-effective mass transit over one of Edmonton's most challenging topographical areas."

They suggested it's a viable project that warrants further consideration and study.

The committee, made up of councillors, was concerned about the cost of a gondola as the city faces some tough budget years. …

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