Windsor Loop almost complete

Mayor Drew Dilkens announces the completion of the multi-use trail along Rhodes Dr. November 25, 2021. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

The four-kilometre multi-use trail along Rhodes Drive in Windsor is officially open.

The completion of the multi-use trail closes a large gap in the Windsor loop connecting east Windsor other parts of the city. Cyclists can now safely cross over the CP rail track at Rhodes and Jefferson Blvd and travel along trails to Devonshire Mall.

“The Rhodes Drive Multi-Use Trail is a critical connection to our Active Transportation infrastructure that fills a gap in our commuter network that now will provide residents who work and live in Windsor’s Southeast the opportunity to consider a range of safe transportation options. This investment is a great step forward improving the connectivity of the entire active transportation network across the city,” said Ward 9 Councillor Kieran McKenzie.

This $3.6 million project was funded through the City of Windsor and the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) program.

The OMCC also funded trails along the west side of Ojibway Parkway from Weaver road and Morton Drive and along Totten Street between Hillcrest Boulevard and South Cameron Boulevard.

With the completion of this part of the trail, the Windsor Loop is nearly complete. The next major part of the loop to be completed is long Cabana Road. The Windsor Loop is a 42.5-kilometre multi-use trail around the perimeter of the city that links neighbourhoods and provides cyclists with access to the Trans Canada Trail.