Ottawa – The City of Ottawa is holding an online engagement until March 8 to present the Prince of Wales Bridge Environmental Assessment study and proposed options for a new interim multi-use pathway. This link would become an interprovincial active transportation crossing over the Ottawa River, where residents would be able to walk, cycle and cross-country ski.
As approved by Council on December 9, 2020, the City is undertaking an Environmental Assessment study of a multi-use pathway on the existing inactive Prince of Wales rail bridge. In accordance with the City’s Transportation Master Plan, the City of Ottawa intends to use the bridge as a secondary rail link connecting Gatineau and Ottawa in the future. With the certainty now that the STO Tramway project will cross the Ottawa River using the Portage Bridge, there is an opportunity in the meantime for the Prince of Wales Bridge to provide active transportation benefits to our residents.
This online engagement opportunity provides details on the project and an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on the study. Interested participants are encouraged to visit the City’s Prince of Wales Bridge Multi-use Pathway project webpage for further information and to access the online engagement opportunity.
The Environmental Assessment will be presented to City Council following completion. Construction will begin after all required funding, permits and approvals are in place.