The ProjectThe City of Ottawa has identified a requirement for a multi-use pathway connection between Range Road and North River Road. An Environmental Study Report was completed in January 2012. This project will include a new multi-use pathway including a bridge crossing the Rideau River and connections to existing pathways on the east and west side of the river. The project also includes the resurfacing of the parking lot at Strathcona Park and the reconstruction of Donald Street.
University of Ottawa has approximately 40,000 students and is growing. They have on campus housing for approximately 10% of their students. Even with the approval of the new nine storey complex at Friel and Laurier, which contains 180 rooms, the lack of housing for students is a growing problem. This walking bridge is designed to allow students access to housing in Overbrook and Vanier.