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With nearly 6,000,000 visits per year and over 200,000 using the infrastructure on a busy day, the need to maximize Tahoe Basin and region transit efficiency, while minimizing its impact on the environment, is becoming increasingly critical.

CONSTRUCTION ON THE CALENDAR

America's Most Beautiful BikewayTM

 

North Demonstration Project  
Groundbreaking for the first phase of the three-mile segment from Incline Village to Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park-Sand Harbor is planned for the beginning of the 2014 building season. An important step to reducing vehicle use and shoulder-parking, the fully separated multi-use trail will provide safe bicycle/pedestrian access to popular beaches/recreation.

Meeks Bay Resort to Sugar Pine Point State Park  
Summer 2014 construction is planned for a 0.6-mile long Class 1 Bike Path from the southern boundary of Sugar Pine Point State Park southward to the driveway entrance to Meeks Bay Resort. This will extend the existing trail system, which currently connects Sugar Pine Point State Park to Squaw Valley and Dollar Hill (Tahoe City). The expedited start requires matching funds for a FLAP funds advance.

South Demonstration Project, Phase III  
The final 1.1-mile segment of this bike path has been designed and is scheduled to be built in conjunction with US 50 improvements. It will connect Kahle Dr. to Lake Parkway, accessing Stateline's commercial core.

Map - Location - History - Design - Goals - Timing - Project Partners - Contact



EVALUATION OF DESIGN ALTERNATIVES/ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

America's Most Beautiful BikewayTM



Other sections are at various stages of development. The complete, around-the-lake network will retrofit and connect existing trail segments with approximately 162 miles of new construction. It is a joint undertaking, with local, state, federal and private participation. The TTD is facilitating planning and implementation as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to:
  • Improve access to recreation, work, and services
  • Increase bicycling and walking opportunities around Lake Tahoe
  • Decrease motor vehicle use
  • Improve air quality
  • Enhance economic development
  • Protect the environment
Map - Location - History - Design - Goals - Timing - Project Partners - Contact


SR28 National Scenic Byway



The TTD is acting as in-Basin facilitator for multiple projects along one of the most traveled sections of America's Most Beautiful Drive. Local communities and 13 partnering agencies are responding to concerns about safety, traffic flow, increased erosion due to shoulder parking and the need to protect this unique section of undeveloped shoreline. Preliminary scoping is complete for the proposed improvements. Public input on a management plan for the corridor is being solicited. An agreement has been reached to fast track the environmental assessment process.

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All-season Crosslake Passenger Ferry




After a preliminary evaluation of options, commissioned by the TTD with public and private-sector partners, this alternative has been selected for a time-efficient, environmentally positive, north-to-south-shore regional transit connection. Scoping meetings have been held and a Notice of Intent/Notice of Preparation was published for EIS, EIR.

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US 50/South Shore Community Revitalization Project




This possible realignment of Highway 50 between Lake Parkway in Nevada and Pioneer Trail in California would also involve a reclassification from federal highway to local street status that would provide for local area control and development of a “main street.” An economic evaluation has been completed. Several design alternatives are currently being evaluated in an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) with selection to come after the EIS is completed.

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SR 89/Fanny Bridge Community Revitalization Project




Local, state and federal agencies, along with area residents and businesses, are working together to potentially rebuild or replace the structurally deficient 84-year-old bridge and realign SR 89 heading into Tahoe City. Six design alternatives are under consideration to address present and future travel demands, traffic congestion and safety concerns, and the need for two viable emergency evacuation routes from the West Shore. A draft environmental document is in progress and FLAP funding is in place.

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TRANSIT SERVICES AND FACILITIES



South Lake Tahoe Bus Shelters
Continuing a program of phased construction, several new shelters have been installed. The structures enhance rider comfort and safety while adding visibility to encourage transit system use. The new shelters are funded with service revenues, federal transit subsidies and state and private-sector support.   

East Shore Express Shuttle and Parking
After a second successful season (ridership up 21% in 2013), TTD is facilitating continuing this service from June through Labor Day 2014. The East Shore Express helps to manage peak demand and improve public access to Sand Harbor, while responding to community concerns about safety, congestion and erosion along SR 28. The shuttle operates between temporary parking in Incline Village school lots (use contributed by Washoe County School District) and the state park.








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