Draft Regional Trail Network
Requested release for public input on December 16
Staff will request that the board release a draft regional trail network for public comment and input at the December 16 meeting. The draft regional trail network leverages existing trails, planned trails from local documents, and opportunity corridors that may fill in the gaps to collectively achieve regional outcomes and impact transportation choice, health, quality of life, and transportation equity.
To achieve the transformative outcome of connecting our
region’s communities with trails, the draft network has four types of connections identified:
- Regional Trail Network – existing and planned trails identified from locally approved planning documents, such as Bicycle Master Plans and Circulation Elements from General Plans.
- Trail Study Corridors – corridors that are supported by the local agency to study for their potential to help complete the regional trail network. These segments are not identified in local planning documents as future trails but may be flagged for future study or consideration in an upcoming local trail plan or similar transportation plan.
- Potential Connecting Corridors – corridors that are still being examined for their potential to fill in gaps in the network, or to increase access to important destinations. These corridors are identified by SACOG, and more coordination is needed with local agencies and other partners to figure out how they could be incorporated into the regional trail network.
- Areas Needing Further Study – geographies where a clearly promising candidate for completing the trail network is not readily apparent, and more local agency and partner coordination is needed to complete the trail network and make key connections.