The N35 provincial road to the south-east from Zwolle used to be an 80km/h road with one lane in each direction, now it is a 2×2 road with a speed limit of 100km/h outside the built-up area. (.) There used to be a level crossing for walking and cycling right at the beginning of the road at the edge of the city, but a signalised level crossing on such a big road is not considered safe or convenient. To create a safer crossing and to improve the traffic throughput a walk/cycle bridge was considered. At first the road budget , but when the bids in the public tender turned out a bit lower than expected it gave room for a bridge after all. A sum of 2.1 million euro was found in the road budget and the rest of the cost, 1.7 million euro, was equally shared by the province of Overijssel and its capital, the municipality of Zwolle.