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Bikeways and Trails meeting

DARIN OLDE, Sierra Sun

On Wednesday, Jan. 10 the Town of Truckee will host an informal workshop to discuss the environmental scope of the Bikeways and Trails project.

The Bikeways and Trails project prescribes the development of pedestrian access to trails, walkways and bike paths around town.

The Master Plan, which is still incomplete, calls for 32 miles of Class 3 street bikeways, which are signed bikeways, 44 miles of Class 2 bikeways, which are paved bikeways with striped lanes such as those on Donner Pass Road, and 57 miles of recreational trails, which include class 1 bikeways such as the paved trail along the Truckee River outside Tahoe City and single-track mountain biking trails.

The Bikeways and Trails project moved forward Dec. 7 when Truckee Town Council obtained the services of Alta Consulting to complete an environmental impact report.

The meeting, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the new Town Hall, will focus exclusively on the scope of the environmental study and will solicit comments from the public about topics which may warrant focused study and analysis.

“Key issues are cultural and biological areas – what areas are sensitive and what mitigation measures we employ without compromising those resources,” said Town of Truckee Associate Planner Gavin Ball. “This is corridor planning and not alignment planning. Once it is implemented the alignment process will take place.”

For more information contact Gavin Ball at 582-7876.


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