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Posted on: September 17, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Bicycle Trail Rehabilitation Project

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Celebratory Bicycle ride will be held this Friday, September 19th at 11:30 am in recognition of the completion of the 2.6 miles of rehabilitated bike trails within the City of South Lake Tahoe. All community members are invited and encouraged to ride their bicycles. The event will be held on the bike path at Rubicon Trail and Macinaw (behind the Presbyterian Church.)

This project was made possible by a grant award in the amount of $475,452 from Caltrans through the Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA) and a $250,000 contribution through Measure R funding.

Construction began on the Class 1 Bicycle Trail Rehabilitation project in mid-July. Bike paths within the City of South Lake Tahoe have been pulverized and repaved. Restoration of the bridges at Trout Creek and Upper Truckee meadow are due to be completed in late October/early November 2014.

The Class 1 Bicycle Trail Rehabilitation project area runs parallel to Highway 50 from Los Angeles Ave. to Motel 6 and the Upper Truckee River (including bridges); one segment on Highway 50 from Helen Avenue to the South "Y" to include the following areas: Harrison Ave. (Los Angeles to Tulare), Rubicon to Tulare, Eloise to Ponderosa, Silver Dollar to Rubicon, and Helen Ave. to South Ave. and Linear Park.

About Measure R
Measure R was passed by voters in November 2011 to allow Measure S funds to be used for renovation of pre-2000 (old) Class I bicycle paths owned or operated by the City of South Lake Tahoe or the County of El Dorado in the CFD area, and allocated $500,000 of Measure S funds for renovation of youth ball fields in the Community Facilities District (CFD) area. After first ensuring maintenance funding for new Class I bicycle paths when they are built in fulfillment of the original intent of Measure S, Measure R also allows bicycle path maintenance funding to be directed to old Class I bicycle paths that have been renovated.

About the Bicycle Transportation Account Grant Funding
The Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA) is an annual program providing state funds for city and county projects that improve safety and convenience for bicycle commuters. Of 111 applicants, the City of South Lake Tahoe applied for and received this grant funding in June of 2013.

More information is available online at www.cityofslt.us/BAC

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