INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - On Dec. 3, the Tahoe Fund donated $12,850 to the Tahoe Transportation District to be used toward the Stateline to Stateline Bikeway Project.
The first one mile section of the 3.2 mile bike path that will connect Round Hill Pines Beach with Stateline along the South Shore of Lake Tahoe has been completed, spinning the spokes toward the next phase of an eventual system of trails to connect all of Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Transportation District has five concurrent projects throughout the basin and completed the first phase of the initial demonstration Bikeway Project on time and under budget while not requiring the removal of a single tree. As part of Nevada's Stateline to Stateline Bikeway Project that started earlier this year, it will ultimately span 30-plus miles from South to North shores.
The next phase, from Elks Point Road to Round Hill Pines Resort, is scheduled during the 2013 construction season with $2.5 million in secured funding.
TTD and its supporting partners developed the Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway to address the demand for more pedestrian and recreation bicycle trails that provide connections to neighborhoods, employment centers, schools and recreation facilities, while reducing auto emissions and traffic congestion.
Participants include Carson City, Douglas County, Washoe Tribe, Incline Village General Improvement District, Nevada Division of State parks, Nevada Division of State Lands, Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Truckee North Tahoe Transportation management Association, South Shore Transportation Management Association, USDA Forest Service and Washoe County.
In addition to the Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway Project, TTD is also working with a variety of other agencies to complete additional segments on the California side of the lake such as the Meeks Bay to Sugar Pine Point Bike Trail.
"This is another project that provides visitors and locals safe and convenient access to the Lake and public lands, which is the main reason we're here - to see and experience America's favorite lake," said Carl Hasty, district manager for TTD.
For details on TTD and its current projects, visit www.tahoetransportation.org or call 775-589-5500.
The Tahoe Fund is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to become a major source of private funding for environmental projects around the Lake Tahoe Basin with an emphasis on recreation, conservation and education. Learn more at www.tahoefund.org.