**** HRM Media Release
Bissett Trail Grand Opening
The Halifax Regional Municipality is marking the official grand opening of the Bissett Trail.
The new trail is an essential link in the municipality’s Active Transportation Network and Integrated Mobility Plan. It creates a connection between Colby Drive and Cole Harbour Road to Bissett Road, where Cole Harbour Heritage Park is located. It also connects to the Cole Harbour Salt Marsh Trail and the Shearwater Flyer Trail.
Dating back to 2008, the Bissett Trail vision was to create a multi-use, non-motorized active transportation trail that would connect the community to the outstanding view planes of the Cole Harbour and Lawrencetown Coastal Heritage Park system, and also to become a part of a regional and national trail system.
“This trail offers another way for residents and visitors to incorporate walking, running and cycling into a healthy, active lifestyle,” said Mayor Mike Savage. “This is an investment in building connected communities where everyone has an opportunity to spend time enjoying nature.”
The grand opening event held today featured a ribbon cutting, pipe and drum performance, and remarks from special guests. It was hosted in collaboration with the Cole Harbour Parks & Trails Association, which has supported this project in many ways from the very beginning and will play a major role in helping to plan the final phases of the work in the future.