Bay Trail/Vine Trail Lands $410k Grant for Vallejo Bike Lane
The San Francisco Bay Trail / Napa Valley Vine Trail project in Vallejo received a $410,000 grant to build a two-way, separated bike path along Enterprise Street. The new bike path will be about one-third of a mile.
The funding, provided last month via the State of California Natural Resources Agency's Urban Greening Grant program, will also include the planting of about 40 oak trees to provide shade.
Enterprise Street currently has bike access, but it is of poor quality and not up to the level required by the Bay Trail. The upgrade will also provide improved access to the existing Bay Trail along White Slough and Sonoma Boulevard.
The work will commence next year as part of a larger 4.2-mile project from Wilson Avenue to American Canyon. The Vine Trail has put up $850,000 in philanthropy monies toward the overall project as a partner. The project is a joint effort between the Solano Transportation Authority, City of Vallejo, Bay Trail and the Vine Trail.
"It’s a great model of a private/public partnership," said Philip Sales, executive director of the Napa Valley Vine Trail.
The Bay Trail plan is a project of MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments. Envisioned as a 500-mile “ring around the Bay,” today over 350 miles of trail are built along the perimeter of San Francisco Bay.