The del rio trail project
Calling all neighbors, cyclists, walkers, runners and trail goers! The City of Sacramento is continuing plans to encourage more people throughout the city to use active transportation modes such as cycling and walking. The Del Rio Trail is a step in that direction as it helps to implement Sacramento’s Bikeway Master Plan.
The proposed 4.5-mile trail will run south through the Land Park, South Land Park, Freeport Manor, Z’Berg, Pocket and Meadowview neighborhoods between Interstate 5 and Freeport Boulevard (see project map).
The Del Rio Trail is an inner-city trail that will allow cyclists, pedestrians, runners, and dog walkers to travel for miles to access schools, parks, retail centers, and jobs. It provides the potential for recreation amenities and will serve as an alternative commute route for people to bike to work rather than drive on freeways and boulevards.
This project, along with other projects the City is advancing, is part of the City’s goal to provide more opportunities for Sacramentans to be active and healthy while also protecting our environment.
FUNDING & SCHEDULE
The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved a resolution to establish the Del Rio Trail as a capital improvement project. The project has $2.2 million in secured funding for preliminary engineering, environmental clearance, and final design from the federal Active Transportation Program (ATP), through the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), and matching local transportation funds. Funding for construction will be pursued in the near future.
City staff started the public outreach and project planning phase in early 2017.
Get involved with the Del Rio Trail Project! Attend an upcoming meeting near you.
Want more information? Download the Del Rio Trail Project resources.