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Canadian 'freezeway' could let residents skate to work

Edmonton, Alberta is no stranger to the cold with an average temperature of -12C (9.5F) in the heart of winter and now the city considering flooding an 11km route for residents to commute through the city on skates.

A pilot project for the 'Freezeway' is being planned for as early as next winter.

Landscape architecture student Matthew Gibbs, built the design and in a video touting the benefits of the Freezeway, Gibbs says it would "promote winter programming, active lifestyles, sustainable forms of transportation, social activity," as well as giving Edmonton an "iconic" attraction that would attract tourists.  He also said the Freezeway could combat the lethargy that comes during the darker winter months.

For more information visit the BBC website.

 

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