Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Plans are underway to build a Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail. This is a long-term project, and will proceed according to the provisions of a “Master Plan,” which is being developed right now. Two scoping meetings will be held this week. The first will be held this evening, at 6:00 p.m., at the Louden Nelson Community Center, located at 301 Center Street in downtown Santa Cruz. The second scoping meeting will be held tomorrow, on Thursday, September 6th, at 6:00 p.m., at the offices of the Community Foundation, located at 7807 Soquel Drive in Aptos.
The Master Plan will establish a continuous trail alignment and a set of design standards for a multi-use trail that will go the length of Santa Cruz county. The proposed alignment typically follows the Santa Cruz Branch Line right-of-way, and is separated into three reaches: the northern reach; the central reach; and the Watsonville reach. The majority of the proposed corridor would include construction of a new multi-use recreation trail that provides bicycle, pedestrian, wheelchair, and non‐motorized scooter travel on a paved right‐of‐way completely separated from any vehicular traffic on streets or highways.
If you would like to get involved in this exciting trail project, try to attend one of the upcoming meetings. If you want to comment on the Notice of Preparation for the environmental document, the deadline is September 22nd.
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