Seine River Crossing
Identifying a new Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge Location
This study is now complete.
The goal of the Seine River Crossing study was to identify a preferred location for a new pedestrian and cycling crossing. An identified site would support the community’s vision for a Seine River pathway network and will increase connectivity in the community and to the broader pedestrian and cycling network.
- Study Results
The Seine River Crossing study revealed the preferred location for the Seine River Crossing is Location C: Clonard Avenue to Archibald Street. No property acquisition or land easement agreements are needed for this crossing location.
LOCATION C: CLONARD AVENUE TO ARCHIBALD STREET
A Seine River crossing at Location C will connect Clonard Avenue and Archibald Street via City-owned land between the St. Boniface Golf Club and the Windsor Park Golf Course. The class 4 cost estimate (accurate within -30% to +60%) is $7,342,300, which includes pathway construction, pedestrian and cyclist scale lighting, bridge construction, and slope stabilization.
Location C is preferred for the following reasons:
- Received the highest support from survey respondents.
- Is adequately spaced between existing Seine River crossings at Tremblay Street and Fermor Avenue.
- Would connect pedestrians and cyclists to the existing off-street pathway on Archibald Street and the Neighbourhood Greenway on Egerton Road.
- Natural areas and habitat are already fairly disturbed because of an existing Hydro Corridor.
- Minimal impact to residents during construction.
- Would provide connections to community destinations (e.g., Bonivital Pool and the future Windsor Park Library).
- Would be attractive for those who desire a scenic route away from vehicular traffic.
The City will review the project from a cost-benefit perspective to determine how this project fits with other City-wide priorities and future budget considerations.
The goal of the public engagement is to collect feedback throughout the design process to help determine the following:
- Location(s) of Seine River crossing;
- Pathway connections;
- Evaluation criteria.
Review the study results tab to see images and descriptions of what has been proposed.
Thank you to all who attended the open houses on April 4 and 5. Approximately 100 people attended the open houses and approximately 25 surveys were collected. An additional 215 surveys were also collected online.
Previous and ongoing activities
An online survey and mapping tool were available from January 31 to February 20. The project team has also been meeting with community members and schools to gather information and knowledge about the area.
On September 30, 2015, Council approved the motion to "continue to recognize and support the need for pedestrian/bike bridges over the Seine River." The Seine River Greenway Study, produced in 2000, identified proposed locations for Seine River pedestrian and cycling crossings. A study is recommended to identify the best location for a new crossing looking at previously proposed options as well as the possibility of new locations. This project will include engaging with the community to determine the optimal location for a new crossing.
This project will identify a preferred location for a new pedestrian and cycling crossing that will be the basis for the future design and construction of a bridge.
|Phase 1- School Workshop Invitation||2017-02-08||Community Letter|
|Phase 1 - Community Mailout EN-FR||2017-02-01||Community Letter|
|Seine River Greenway Study||Winter 2000||Report|
|Phase 1 - News Release||2017-02-01||News Release|
|Phase 2 - Community Mailout||2017-03-24||Mail Out|
|Phase 2 - News Release||2017-03-24||News Release|
|Public Engagement Summary||2017-08-03||Report|
|Phase 2 – Open house materials||2017-03-23||Open house materials|
|Public Engagement Report||2017-07-27||Report|