Next steps for off-street paths?
The multi-use path opening celebration on Saturday was poorly attended, probably due to some last minute planning and insufficient publicity. I take responsibility for that. On the other hand, there were a lot of people out using the path on their own, and the celebration did provide a chance for some of the partners to talk about future plans.
So, now I’d like to ask you for your ideas on future multi-use paths and enhancements. These paths are off-street, such as the path along the freeway in the north part of town (Route 1) and this path which combines the newly created section with the existing Linear Parkway and paths from Moffat Open Space to Butti Rd. The Route 6 is now three miles of wonderful path, apart from traffic and near to wildlife in the pasture and wetlands areas. These multi-use paths are paved, though they may have a verge for walking or horses, and are not mountain bike trails.
Please be specific in your ideas: where do you want to go from and to? what would be the best alignment? exactly where can the existing paths be better integrated into the overall network of bike lanes, bike routes, and sidewalks
In about two weeks, I’ll summarize your ideas. Muscle Powered will make a preliminary prioritization, make the ideas and priorities available to Carson City Parks & Recreation and Carson City Public Works, and schedule a meeting with these partners to identify some specific projects for which we’d like to seek grant funding.