Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA), in response to public consultation and feedback, has revised the design requirements of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project to include a dedicated multi-use path that will accommodate pedestrians and cyclists. This decision was made possible through engagement with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The integration of the multi-use path will benefit the communities, as it will support active transportation, a healthy lifestyle as well as enhance cycle tourism across the border.

WDBA has requested that the Proponents include this design element in their submissions to the Request for Proposals. It will be up to the successful Proponent to determine how best to incorporate this active transportation feature.

Pedestrians and cyclists will be separated from traffic by barriers. Other possible safety measures including emergency call stations and purposeful lighting are being investigated.

It is important to note that key features are subject to change dependent upon the final design of the eventual private-sector partner and ongoing discussions with partner agencies.

Key Features

  • One lane that accommodates two-way traffic in either direction
  • Approximately 3.6 metres/12 feet wide
  • Concrete barriers separating vehicular traffic from pedestrians and cyclists
  • A span of 2.5 kilometres, the same length as the Gordie Howe International Bridge
  • Connections to local road networks in both Canada and the US
  • Users will not cross pathways with vehicular traffic to ensure the safety and security of travelling public
  • View conceptual rendering

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