We have a river, here’s a crazy idea, let’s give folks access to it at the most popular festival spots in RVA. Possible drawback is having to stand next to a drunk dripping river water.
I’ve never had a need or desire to ride a bike or walk across this bridge. I would like to have this option when I do decide to walk or ride across this bridge.
I know it would be a shame to say good bye to the metal scrap buyer, the ugly illegal billboard, and the empty buildings but this could be cool. Downside we could probably build a new island for how it will cost the city to buy up this land.
If I were in shape, this would be #1. Improved mt. bike course, white water course, zip line, rock climbing, this location is a step away from being a live action Mt. Dew commercial . One of the items I’m most intrigued by is the idea of restoring the old hydro plant into a environmental center.
The floodwall is the ugliest feature in all of Richmond. It is the Berlin wall of the city and serves as both a visual and physical barrier to connecting the people to the river and to the other side. I understand the need for having it but we certainly could do more to make it attractive to the eye and usable for river access.