Sixth Street Active Transportation Bridge
Start: January 2020
Last Updated: July 27, 2020
Pedestrian and cycling connections and the enjoyment of our estuary are important to the residents of the Comox Valley.
On January 27, 2020, a presentation was made to council detailing the various options for the proposed Sixth Street Bridge.
On February 3, 2020, Council directed staff:
“That Council affirm the priority construction of the 6th Street multi‐use pedestrian‐bike bridge project and direct staff to include the 6th Street multi‐use Pedestrian‐bike Bridge project on the list of Council priorities.”
The scope of work for 2020 will include the initiation of a detailed options analysis which will advance the design of the four previously studied options. The study will also advance design of the connections to the existing walking and the cycling infrastructure on each side of the bridge. The report will provide a recommendation for the preferred option, for Council’s consideration, to move forward into detailed design.
A Sixth Street Multi-Use Bridge is included in the recently completed Parks & Recreation Master Plan and referenced in the Transportation Master Plan for the City of Courtenay. The bridge is listed as a long-term improvement in the Parks and Trails Master Plan. In addition, the Downtown Courtenay Playbook also notes an additional crossing at Sixth Street should be explored further.
A Sixth Street Multi-Use Bridge would provide a dedicated cycling and pedestrian connection between downtown and Simms Millennium Park as well as a connection to the future cycling network along Sixth Street, Anderton Avenue, the Courtenay Riverway Trail, and the pathway connection to the Lewis Centre.
The proposed alignment of the bridge is shown below: