You may ask could Jelgava be one of the best student cities in the Baltic States? Maybe not yet, but it has a potential to be one of the best. Sure there is a need for improvements but by investing in education and infrastructure the city will become a powerhouse of the Baltic States.
Jelgava is situated on the banks of river Lielupe and it’s located only 40 km from Riga. Therefore, many people who work in Riga are commuting back to formerly known capital of Duchess of Courland!
Jelgava is a city that takes care of its image. This is a city that wants to improve the daily life of local inhabitants and leave a good impression to its guests.
When Urban Treetops team visited Jelgava we were surprised about several infrastructure projects. Especially the The Lielupe Bank Promenade. This walkway is a great addition for local cyclists and pedestrians. With convenient access to other parts of infrastructure, recreational places and cafes this project has been a success for the city of Jelgava.
Basically you are on the same level with water. This was achieved by building a 5 metre high embankment of the river Lielupe. You can access the lower level by steps that are leading down to water.
Do you think that city of Jelgava is going on the right direction?