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Sonoma Schellville Trail - Project Detail

Looking north at former railroad right of way along 8th Street East

Project Description 

A four-mile long Class I bikeway will be constructed along the former Northwestern Pacific Railroad right of way, which partially parallels 8th Street East. The railroad right of way is on the east side of 8th Street East. The planned trail begins at Sebastiani Winery, near the terminus of the Sonoma Bike Path, and ends near the intersection at Highway 121 and 8th Street East in Schellville.

The trail design would include an 8-foot wide paved trail with 2-foot gravel shoulders on each side of the paved trail. The trail would be placed on top of the existing railroad bed. The 8-foot trail width allows for two-way bicycle and pedestrian traffic. The gravel shoulders would be accessible to pedestrians that prefer to use an unpaved trail surface.

Schellville Trail Map
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Project Funding

This project is partially funded by Measure M, a Sonoma County quarter-cent sales tax, administered by the Sonoma County Transportation Authority. Measure M funds will be used as seed money to start the project and to leverage other state and federal transportation funds. The estimated total project cost is $1,835,000.

Get Involved

Future meetings will be scheduled to allow the public to provide input on the trail development.

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