Thursday, November 1, 2012
If you would like some information about the proposed Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network you might want to direct your steps to the Watsonville Civic Center this morning. The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission will be meeting in Watsonville this morning, starting at 9:00 o’clock, and one of the items on their agenda will be a presentation about this exciting new trail proposal.
Alternatively, check out today’s Land Use Report Blog, which you can find at kusp.org/landuse. I have provided a link to the Draft Master Plan, which you can either download or read online. Comments are definitely in order. The Commission wants written comments to be submitted by December 21st. Thereafter, the Commission will be considering possible changes, based on the comments received.
The purpose of the Master Plan is to establish an alignment and a set of design standards for what will be a “network” of trails, all based on the Coastal Rail Trail spine, but including associated spur trails. Planning for the Trail Network is being done within the context of existing physical constraints of the railroad, potential rail service, coastal access requirements, and highway and public street rights-of-way. The Draft Master Plan identifies planning issues associated with the trail’s construction, and presents possible solutions for its design, implementation, and long-term operation and maintenance.
For more information contact Cory Caletti, Senior Transportation Planner:
Email – email@example.com
Telephone – 831-460-3200