Build the physical connection so people can safely walk from downtown Erie to our waterfront. The experience for pedestrians and bicyclists leads to increased potential for commercial waterfront development. For the first time in our City’s 167-year history our downtown will be connected to our waterfront.

[Connection to the Comprehensive Plan] The iconic connection between downtown Erie and our waterfront becomes a symbol of progress for the city and the region. (Erie Refocused, p. 41)