West Shore Bike Trail
Partners: North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Placer County Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy, and Tahoe City Public Utility District
Funds Granted: $42,547
The West Shore Bike Trail Project is the critical “missing link” in the popular west shore network of bike and pedestrian trails connecting Squaw Valley, Tahoe City, and Tahoma. The trail now ends in the Homewood area, where bikers and runners are forced onto the narrow shoulders of Highway 89. The Tahoe City Public Utility District and the California Tahoe Conservancy sought out funding to build this one mile segment in coordination with Caltrans’ plans to install new stormwater improvements along the highway. Once this segment is completed, visitors and residents will be able to enjoy a continuous 20-mile network on the west shore, linking parks, stores, restaurants, and neighborhoods along Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River. Construction is scheduled for the spring of 2016.