Cycling & Pedestrian Connections
More than 50 per cent of the new bridge will be dedicated to pedestrians and cyclists. The new bridge will include on-road bike lanes, a multi-use trail for pedestrians and cyclists, and a dedicated pedestrian pathway, in addition to maintaining three lanes for vehicles.
The new bridge will help improve pedestrian and cycling connectivity for the region by creating a new downtown trailhead for the Galloping Goose, Lochside, and E&N Trails. Connectivity will also be enhanced at Esquimalt and Harbour Roads with the inclusion of a multi-use overpass connecting the E&N Trail with the Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails.
The future David Foster Way will link with the bridge’s new pedestrian walkway, passing underneath the bridge and through the bridge wheel. This new connection will improve pedestrian and cycling connectivity between the Victoria West Westsong Walkway, the north end of downtown, and the Inner Harbour.
Additional connectivity improvements in the area include the addition of “elephants-feet” bicycle crossings at the end of the multi-use trail, a new sidewalk connection on the west side of Wharf Street, and a four-way crosswalk at Harbour and Esquimalt Roads with sidewalk connections leading up to the bridge on both sides of Esquimalt Road.
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