Keillor Road was built close to the riverbank. Heavily used by cars, it needed constant repairs to shore up the instability of the bank. After a long, rancorous debate, a plebiscite was held in 1995 and Edmontonians voted to close the road permanently to vehicle traffic. Turning Keillor Road back to parkland added further hiking and cycling access to the river valley. In 2003 the road slumped into the river. It was a major landslide that left unsightly concrete retaining piles. The new multi-use trail avoids the slumped area and retains the access to parkland.