Many Glebe residents are also excited at the prospect of now being able to cross over from one side of the canal to the other on foot, instead of having to ride bicycles or walk around to the nearest bridge. "This is great, now I can slip on my Birks, grab a cup of green jasmine anti-oxidant tea along with some organic flax seed muffins and head over to my friend's place across the canal without having to drive my Subaru." responsed Tara Klyndall, a longtime Glebe resident who works making organic wooden bead necklaces for the local Organic Fair Trade retail store "OrganicDonor".
Birkenstock plans to finance construction of the bridge next year, when the recycled material, organic, compostable bridge begins construction. Plans have also been made to attach rain barrels to the bridge and to charge a bridge toll for anyone crossing the footbridge not wearing Birkenstock sandals.