Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway Included in Council Priorities
Cumberland City Councillor Stephen Blais is proud to announce that a major commitment, the Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway, has been included in the proposed priorities for this term of council.
“The Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway is the most important pedestrian and cycling project for Orléans and Cumberland residents,” says Councillor Blais. “The Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway will complement the millions of dollars invested to build new parks and recreational facilities in Orléans by connecting the community with a completely segregated and safe corridor for residents to cycle, jog, walk, rollerblade and cross country ski.”
The multi-million dollar plan’s first phase will be built from Millennium Park on Trim Road to the Rio Can Mall on Tenth Line Road. In addition to Blais’ multi-million dollar investments to 8 new parks, the new Francois Dupuis Pool and the expansion of Millennium Park, this plan will also provide an enormous recreational opportunity for residents of Orléans and Cumberland.
“The Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway will connect our community and act as the backbone for a larger network through Orléans and Cumberland,” adds Blais. “It will allow residents of all ages to safely travel to and from many destinations not having to use a car or a bus.”
The Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway will represent one of the largest single investments in pedestrian and cycling infrastructure in the history of the east end. This pathway will be an enormous improvement in access to safe areas for cyclists, walkers, joggers and rollerbladers.
When all phases are built, the Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway will connect Trim Road (in the east) to Navan Road (in the west) with roughly 6.5 kilometres of multiuse pathway using the corridor reserved for the future Cumberland Transitway.
Major destinations points adjacent to the Trans Orléans Cycling and Pedestrian Pathway will include, Millennium Park, the future Orléans Health Hub, Innes Road shopping and dining and entertainment and future Bradley Estates Park & Ride.
The list of priorities requires approval by Ottawa City Council.