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Tahoe Conservancy awards $1.25 million to bike trails

The Tahoe Conservancy Board awarded two grants Thursday to expand the growing South Shore bicycle and pedestrian network.

The South Tahoe Greenway and Sawmill Bike Path will eventually allow people to travel from Meyers to Van Sickle Bi-State Park without getting into a vehicle, according to a press release.

The conservancy will invest $900,000 to build the first phase of the 3.62-mile Greenway between Glenwood and Herbert ways.

The conservancy also awarded a $350,000 grant to El Dorado County for construction of the final phase of the Sawmill Bike Path between U.S. Highway 50 and the Echo View Estates subdivision. The trail will complete the bike path network between Meyers and the city.

"These paths are not just about getting around, they're about accessing all of the extraordinary recreational attractions that our community has to offer," South Lake Tahoe Mayor Tom Davis said in the release.

The conservancy has invested more than $40 million in bicycle and pedestrian networks around Lake Tahoe.