Design & Amenities
More than 50 per cent of the new bridge will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. In addition to maintaining three lanes for vehicles, the new bridge will include on-road bike lanes, a multi-use trail for pedestrians and cyclists, and a dedicated pedestrian pathway.
The bridge will also feature new plaza areas for the public to view the harbour and will be built to a lifeline seismic standard. Public art and new green space also planned enhancements to the area as a result of the bridge project.
The bridge will feature three new public plaza spaces; two on the east side of the bridge and one on the west side.
The new north east plaza with be located beside the new Janion development and will serve as the trailhead for the region’s Galloping Goose, Lochside, and E&N multi-use trails. It will include new bike racks, benches, and a drinking fountain.
The new plaza on the south east side of the bridge will connect with the new bridge’s pedestrian pathway and future David Foster Way. This plaza will feature new seating alongside new landscaped areas creating a new downtown space for people to sit and enjoy views of the harbour.
The new plaza on the west side of the bridge will create a new space for the public to sit and enjoy views of downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. It will be adjacent to the future waterfront green space and will be designed to allow for future event and entertainment programming. It will connect with an accessible pedestrian pathway to Harbour Road and pedestrian pathway over the bridge.
Learn more about improvements to cycling and pedestrian connectivity.