Kudos & kindness: A path for safety
I am writing to publicly thank the U.S. Forest Service and Douglas County for collaborating to construct a Class 1 multi-use path connecting Warrior Way with the traffic signal and crosswalk at Zephyr Cove Resort.
In 2014, at one of our monthly forums, the South Shore Transportation Management Association (SS/TMA) learned that the Forest Service was planning to build a Class 1 trail connecting the U.S. Highway 50 intersection with the Zephyr Cove RV Park and Campground and Zephyr Cove Stables. This was at the same time that the parents of students at Zephyr Cove Elementary School and George Whittell High School were increasingly vocal about the urgent need for safety improvements at the dangerous Warrior Way-U.S. 50 intersection.
SS/TMA advocates worked with Douglas County elected officials and Public Works staff to secure the county’s commitment to fund construction of the trail from the stables to Warrior Way. This slightly longer path would provide a safer option for those parking along Warrior Way but headed for Zephyr Cove Resort — an option other than running across the four lanes of U.S. 50 to reach the beach and resort. Our sincere thanks to the Forest Service and Douglas County for their partnership to complete the multi-use path, which opened to the public in late July.
This is one small but important step forward as the Nevada Department of Transportation and Tahoe-based agencies explore additional options for improving safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists on U.S. 50 in the Zephyr Cove area. More broadly, we know that NDOT is currently assessing potential safety improvements along all segments of U.S. 50 from Glenbrook to Stateline.
Chair, South Shore Transportation Management Association
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