That can't possibly be finished...where is the obstacle course?
Much better! So glad they took out those stupid planters!
All a byproduct of the era where bicycle and walking infrastructure is just "placemaking" exercises as opposed to transportation infrastructure. Benches, planters and park amenities are super great and needed of course... just maybe not in the middle of a bridge for no reason that causes a bunch of unnecessary conflicts and blind corners.
More broadly, that whole Bowness Road corridor is actually remarkable now. Thanks to the street rebuild in Montgomery and some of these add-on connections, it's full protected or separated cycling from downtown until the Bowness side of this bridge, then bike lane all the way to Bowness Park. Most uniquely and unlike the NW river pathway, this route goes far more directly and efficiently and to actual neighbourhood destinations.
Would love this full corridor approach to be applied in all directions from the core, like a rapid transit network but for walking and bicycles. The key difference from previous pathway improvements is directness and consistency in infrastructure quality. That's the game changer here.