Rail Trail Segments 8 & 9 Open House hosted by the City of Santa Cruz. This section of the Rail Trail goes from the SC Wharf to 17th Avenue.
Join the Zoom Meeting here: https://rrmdesign.zoom.us/j/88659456739?pwd=TitkZGo0VWorTTh5YklwUmRyM2YyQT09
Coastal Rail Trail Segments 8 and 9 Project is a 2.2-mile bicycle and pedestrian system that extends along the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line corridor, from the Beach Street/Pacific Avenue Roundabout on the west to the eastern side of 17th Avenue on the east.
Segment 8 (0.6 mile) is comprised of a Class IV on street bicycle system and pedestrian sidewalk improvements. Segment 9 (1.6 miles) is comprised of a multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trail.
The goals of this project are to increase the numbers of people biking and walking, improve safety and mobility of non-motorized users, and provide high-quality connections to schools, parks, and community facilities.
When constructed, this project will be part of the planned 32-mile Coastal Rail Trail that traverses the entire coastline of Santa Cruz County. A part of the Segment 8 project, the San Lorenzo River Trestle Trail widening, was accelerated ahead of the rest of the segment and was completed in May 2019.
Coastal Rail Trail Segments 8 and 9 design completion is expected in the spring of 2023.