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Santa Cruz ‘Trestle Trail Project’ Wins American Public Works Association Award

Post Date:01/23/2020 11:45 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

Jan. 23, 2020

 

Contact: Janice Bisgaard, Community Relations Specialist, (831) 420-5166

 

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — The City of Santa Cruz San Lorenzo River Parkway Phase III/Trestle Trail Project has been recognized as 2019 Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association, Monterey Bay Chapter. Public Works Director Mark Dettle, Public Works Assistant Director/City Engineer Chris Schneiter and the MME Civil and Structural Engineering team were presented with the award at a ceremony last night.

The “Trestle Trail Project” was recognized in the category of Transportation/Projects less than $5 million. Judging criteria included demonstrated awareness for the need to protect the environment during the project and use of alternative materials, practices or funding that demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and/or use of a sustainable infrastructure rating system or the equivalent.

The “Trestle Trail Project” has replaced the previous 4-foot wide walkway on the San Lorenzo River Railroad Trestle Bridge with a new multi-use trail that is 10 feet wide. It marks the very first portion of the Coastal Rail Trail which together with other projects will provide a 32-mile long separated bicycle/pedestrian path along the coast and is a part of the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network Master Plan.

The “Trestle Trail Project” opened with a ribbon-cutting on May 22, 2019 attended by over 200 community members grateful for safer and easier biking and walking between the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Seabright area and between the Santa Cruz Riverwalk levee and downtown. It supports the City’s GO Santa Cruz initiative and Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon emissions.

For more information, please visit www.cityofsantacruz.com.

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