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TTD has been honored with the Trail Partnership Award to recognize the joint effort of 14 agancies and nonprofits on the SR 28 Shared-Use Path Demonstration Project.  For more information, please click here.

The next segment of the Nevada Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway Project is the Central Corridor, which is the eight mile stretch of SR 28 from Sand Harbor State Park to the Spooner Summit junction with US Highway 50.  This phase of the project has the potential to provide multi-benefits and a funding leveraging opportunity to accomplish a number of things: 1) The next eight miles of separated shared use path; 2) Co-located sewage effluent pipeline replacement; 3) Co-located under-grounding of NV Energy power line; 4) Co-location of conduit for future fiber-optic cable; 5) Expanded safer off-highway parking; 6) Reduced unsafe on-highway parking; 7) Bus stops for future seasonal shuttle service; and 8) Permanent boat inspection station.

The US Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, has prepared the draft Environmental Assessment document.  They will accept comments through August 11, 2019.  To view the document and submit comments, please go to USFS link.  Further design of the project is expected to begin late 2019 and be completed at the end of 2020 or early 2021.


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Meetings

None currently scheduled.

Downloadable Details

To read more, click on a pdf link.

North Demonstration Bike Project Flyer - 2012

NV Bike Summit Presentation January 2013 (.ppt)

Upcoming Meetings/Events
None currently scheduled.


Nevada Stateline to Stateline
Project Documents

Concept Document - March 2008

Desired Design Parameters - April 2009

Opportunities and Constraints Evaluation Report - May 2009

Final Feasibility Study Report - June 2011

Joint Environmental Assessment - March 2014

Project Maps
Map of Proposed Transportation System Improvements 


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Contact

The TTD welcomes all questions and input.
Please address written comments to:

Tahoe Transportation District
PO Box 499
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

email: info@tahoetransportation.org
FAX: 775.588.0917

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Map - Location - History - Design - Goals - Timing - Project Partners - Contact

To complete a premier separated Bikeway circling Lake Tahoe that connects communities, enhances recreational opportunities, expands transportation choices, and promotes the enjoyment of the Tahoe Basin.

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Location

Connecting on the NV side with existing segments about 30+ miles of new trail construction. Initial demonstration projects are planned from Incline Village to Sand Harbor (North/East Shore) and Lake Parkway/commercial core to Round Hill Pines Beach (South/East Shore).

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History

Although existing bicycle/pedestrian paths are popular, the use of non-auto transportation, within the Tahoe Basin and to adjacent destinations, has been limited by the lack of a complete network. The need for broadening transportation choices and providing an alternative to private car use is becoming a priority as the number of area residents and visitors continues to increase.

The purpose is to provide non-auto transportation opportunities that link recreation areas, community centers, transportation facilities and neighborhoods around the lake to expand recreation access and transportation choices for residents and visitors to the Tahoe Basin. The bikeway will not only provide a spectacular recreation opportunity, but also provides non-motorized access to public beaches, coves and trails along the picturesque shoreline. These popular recreation areas are generally accessed by automobile. Paved parking is limited and the high demand for these areas lead to shoulder parking and erosion problems. Providing bicycle links to all recreation areas, to communities and to resort/commercial areas is an important step to reducing vehicle and parking impacts, improving the multi modal options available to residents and visitors, improving safety, and providing an unparalleled recreation experience in the bikeway itself.

Currently, separated bicycle paths are very limited on the Nevada side of the lake. Popular public beaches and coves along the East Shore are accessed primarily by car. The environment is impacted not only by higher emissions, but also by shoulder parking with erosion and water quality consequences and by the congestion of vehicles.

Recent surveys have indicated public support for an expanded, around-the-lake bicycle/pedestrian trail.

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Design

Initial concepts call for a combination of separated bicycle/pedestrian paths, off-street right of way, striped on-road lanes and signed shared-use roadways.

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Goals/Benefits

America's Most Beautiful Bikeway is being developed to provide:

  • Safer Bicycling and Walking Opportunities - to encourage the shift in travel demand by commuters, residents and visitors with safe access and to promote a healthier lifestyle
  • An Alternative to Private Car Use - to reduce environmental impact, improving air quality by decreasing emissions and lake clarity by reducing particulate run-off which supports the protection, restoration and sustainability of the natural resources of the Basin
  • An Unparalleled Recreation Experience - the unmatched scenic quality of the bike path itself, along with its visitor amenities, eg., vista points, interpretive signage, improved ADA access and connectivity to Lake Tahoe.

 

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Timing

The North Demonstration Project, Tahoe East Shore Trail, opened June 28, 2019.

The Meeks Bay Bike Trail was completed this spring.

The South Demonstration Bikeway Phase 1B construction was completed June 2013 and Phase 1C was completed October 2013.

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Contact

Public input is vital to all of the planning process and by involving the community-at-large in the planning process, greater stewardship and support of the implementation, maintenance/management, and funding of America's Most Beautiful Ride can be encouraged.

Please watch this space for dates, times and locations of public participation opportunities. Or join our mailing list by clicking here.

Please email your questions or comments to info@tahoetransportation.org

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