Open house scheduled for greenway project |

Open house scheduled for greenway project

Staff reports

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The California Tahoe Conservancy will host an informational open house about the greenway project from 6-8 p.m. June 15 at the U.S. Forest Service LTMBU offices at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California.

The revised greenway establishes a separated shared-use trail and provides the backbone of the bicycle trail network in the core of South Lake Tahoe, linking residential and lodging uses to jobs, schools, shopping, and recreation and community areas.

The purpose of the informational open house is to review project proposals, and allow the public an opportunity to offer questions or comments to lead agency staff concerning the project or environmental document.

The 3.86 miles of proposed new trail linking Sierra Tract with Van Sickle Bi-State Park incorporates a section of existing bike trail at the El Dorado County Community Play Fields and completes a bicycle network connection of over four miles. The project generally follows the former Caltrans U.S. Highway 50 Bypass Corridor and rights-of-way, encompassing other public parcels nearby as needed to improve the connection or reduce or avoid environmental effects. The project implements specific goals and policies of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to provide a non-motorized alternative transportation corridor through South Lake Tahoe and is consistent with the Conservancy’s outdoor recreation program requirements. Trail development details comply with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials guidelines and American Disability Act design standards and include informal trail consolidation or decommissioning and disturbed land restoration along its length.

Questions concerning the project or environmental analysis may be directed to Sue Rae Irelan, Program Analyst, California Tahoe Conservancy, at 530-525-9137 or