Rotary Helping To Connect Off Road Trails
Cyclists in Windsor and Essex County will soon be able to roam farther without hitting the road.
A $225,000 contribution from the Rotary Club of Windsor will help to fill in a 3 km trail gap between the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Pkwy. trails and the Chrysler Canada Greenway in LaSalle. The overall cost of the project is $1-million.
Rotary Legacy Projects Chair Janet Kelly says the club wanted to fund a project that would improve quality of life for local residents.
“Trails annually contribute more than $2-billion to the [provincial] economy,” says Essex Region Conservation Authority General Manager Richard Wyma. “Studies have shown that for every $1 spent in trails, you save $3 in healthcare costs. So there are tremendous benefits to these trails.”
The 3 km trail will be called the Rotary Centennial Hub, as the club gets set to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year.