Future Bridge Between Detroit and Windsor Could Have Pedestrian, Bike Lanes

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Image credit: Photo Courtesy of the Office of Brian Masse

Officials from the US and Canada are advocating for the new bridge to allow pedestrian, bike, and car traffic.

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The Ambassador Bridge connecting Downtown Detroit to Windsor, Ontario. Walking across the bridge had previously been allowed. Photo Credit | Mike Boening Photography (FLICKR/CC)

The Ambassador Bridge connecting Downtown Detroit to Windsor, Ontario. Walking across the bridge had previously been allowed.

The Golden Gate Bride in San Francisco is a famous example of a multimodal bridgePhoto Credit | KP Tripathi (FLICKR/CC)

The Golden Gate Bride in San Francisco is a famous example of a multimodal bridge

The New International Trade Crossing connecting Detroit and Windsor could have more than car and truck traffic when it opens in 2020. 

Advocates and politicians in both Canada and the U.S. are supporting the idea of pedestrian and bike traffic on the new bridge. 

Among those supporting the crossing being multimodal is Windsor-West Member of Parliament Brian Masse. He tells WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen that having a mixed use bridge would benefit residents on both sides of the river. 

The Brooklyn Bridge is another example of a bridge allowing for car, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic.Photo Credit | Jim Henderson (Wikipedia/CC)

The Brooklyn Bridge is another example of a bridge allowing for car, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic.

 


J. Carlisle Larsen, Producer, Detroit Today & WDET’s Morning Edition

JCL serves as a reporter, producer, and anchor for WDET. She’s a fan of audio editing, writing, and Space Jam. Hoosier by way of California and Nevada.

jlarsen@wdet.org Follow @jcarlislelarsen

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