Public Invited to Sonoma Valley Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Workshops
September 17, 2014
Sonoma County Regional Parks
invites the public to participate in its study of a potential bicycle and
pedestrian trail through the Sonoma Valley. The first of three information
sessions on the trail concept is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
25, at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 1st St. West.
Participants will learn about the project’s background and scope and will have
an opportunity to ask questions, complete a survey, and provide comments.
The trail route could run 13 miles from Melita Road in east
Santa Rosa to Agua Caliente Road north of Sonoma, connecting the cities with
The Springs, Glen Ellen and Kenwood and providing links to parks and popular
Sonoma Valley destinations. The trail would provide a safe way for bicyclists and
pedestrians to travel the busy Highway 12 corridor and would be a major
component of Sonoma County’s inter-city trail network. This trail feasibility
study will look at possible alignment and design, project costs and benefits,
and construction priorities. The study is funded with a $190,575
community-based transportation planning grant administered by Regional Parks
and the California Department of Transportation.
A second workshop is scheduled
for Oct. 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Dunbar Elementary School, 11700
Dunbar Road, in Glen Ellen. The third information session is scheduled
for Nov. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Sonoma Valley Regional Park, 13630 Highway 12
in Glen Ellen. At this session, participants will walk to a potential trail
section near the highway to better visualize project conditions and challenges.
Beginning Thursday, Sept. 25, a
project survey will be available in English and Spanish at: http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/About_Us/Project_Details/Sonoma_Valley_Trail_Proposed.aspx.
For more information, contact
Regional Parks Planner Ken Tam at (707) firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the project
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