Completed Bike Path in North Natomas
Brand New Trail Blazed Through North Natomas: Good News for Cyclists and Pedestrians
A few dozen Sacramento residents, businesses and representatives officially welcomed a brand new walking and biking trail to North Natomas on Wednesday, October 21st with a ribbon cutting ceremony and remarks made from NNTMA Board President, Derek Chernow; Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby; and Ofelia Avalos from the City of Sacramento Department of Public Works.
Amidst a brilliant archway of balloons, clanging cow bells and much excitement, local cycling enthusiasts including those from the Heritage Park Bike Club and students from local North Natomas schools, immediately embarked on the trail on foot, bike or scooter after the ceremony concluded.
The four-mile-long trail runs along the East Drainage Canal, all the way from West Elkhorn Boulevard on the north, to Airport Road on the south, almost to San Juan Road. It cuts through North Natomas in a north-south direction, passing Natomas Marketplace and connects to downtown Sacramento via public transportation and other pathways.
The trail’s grand opening also marks the official completion of the NNTMA’s connectivity book, a pedestrian and cycling-friendly blueprint for North Natomas, consisting of 45 improvement projects ranging from curb/median cuts, crosswalks, lighting, signalization, and this trail.
The NNTMA says the project could not have happened without the partnership, financial support and advocacy of the City of Sacramento Public Works Department; the City of Sacramento’s Jesse Gothan and Ofelia Avalos; Donahue Schriber’s Natomas Marketplace; Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby; and the volunteer-based Connectivity Committee. This group has worked diligently in seeing the trail through to the end.
The only thing left to do, says the NNTMA, is give the thoroughfare a name.
Click here to see the path in its entirety.