City to explore multi-use trail options around Roseland Golf Course

The City of Windsor is looking to create a multi-use trail around the Roseland Golf and Curling Club.

City Council approved the expenditure of $50,000 to hire a consultant to conduct a functional design study that will confirm the best routes for the trail, the length of the trail, and more.

The proposed trail will be 3 meters wide and will be asphalt.

Ward 1 Councilman Fred Francis says a study lets them see what their options are.

“We’ll be innovative, we’ll be creative and we’ll see what the options are,” he says. “But at the end of the day, I think everyone in this neighborhood would agree that having a safe, secure, well-lit multi-use pathway allows them to enjoy their active transportation in a way that they don’t have to. to worry about cars or whatever.”

The city says the goal is to highlight the importance of active transportation and add to the existing network of trails in the community, allowing connections to other existing trails and neighborhoods, including Southwood Lakes.

Francis says when you look at the Roseland neighborhood, it’s a natural loop.

“It’s easy for walkers, runners, people, cyclists, who just want to loop around like any other track. So how can we improve that infrastructure and how can we do it better? ‘in a way that doesn’t upset owners,'” he says.

The city administration expects the consultant’s report to be completed by the end of the summer, with the project to be presented to Council as part of the proposed capital budget for 2023.

Francis says a network of trails in this neighborhood would add to the quality of life in the neighborhood.

“We have the idea, we are moving forward with the plan. The next thing is to see what the options are, how can we get there, get the funding and put a shovel in the ground?” he. “We probably won’t be able to do it by the end of the year, but hopefully this time next year it’s a different story. I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t have shovels in the ground at that time next year.”

Roseland Golf and Curling Club is located at 455 Kennedy Dr. W, with the area bounded by Dougall Avenue and Cabana Road West.

With files by Rob Hindi

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