By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, December 9, 2020
The City of Ottawa wants to have designs ready to turn the Prince of Wales Bridge into a multi-use pathway over the Ottawa River, in case federal funding becomes available.
On Wednesday, city council directed staff to start the environmental assessment and design for that pathway using $540,000 set aside for pier works that it now plans to spread out over time.
"It's taken a long time to get to where we've gotten today," said Mayor Jim Watson, who tabled the motion.
Coun. Theresa Kavanagh said she has dreamed of such a pathway for nearly twenty years, and thinks of it every time she cycles under the unused bridge on her way to city hall.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/prince-of-wales-bridge-environmental-assessment-1.5833006