The State Route 89 corridor is one of the most visited and popular destinations within the Lake Tahoe region. Traffic congestion and year-round visitor demand exceeds current infrastructure during peak times. After the recent completion of the SR 89 Corridor Management Plan, the creation of a multi-use trail along the lake’s southwest shoreline was identified as a high priority need. A feasibility study to examine the constructability of this segment of the West Shore Tahoe Trail, dubbed the Cascade to Meeks trail, has now begun. The public is encouraged to be a part of it.
The trail feasibility study will take place in 2021-2022. During this time there will be opportunities for the public and key stakeholders to provide input on the project’s vision and goals, trail segments and access points. Once complete, the entire West Shore Trail will help reduce traffic congestion, and enable multi-use access to some of Lake Tahoe’s most treasured locations including Emerald Bay, Meeks Bay, and Baldwin Beach along with access to multiple trailheads.
Webinar will include a presentation and Q&A.