What & Why?
The lower Russian River’s River Road / Highway 116 is a high-traffic, high-speed road with a history of multiple bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
Regional Parks is proposing to develop a 19.3 mile long multi-use trail along the Russian River corridor between Mirabel Park and Jenner. The trail would provide a safe walking and cycling alternative for commuters and visitors traveling this congested corridor.
Regional Parks received funding from Caltrans' Sustainable Transportation Planning program and North Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District to complete a feasibility study for the Lower Russian River Trail.
The study will gather input from the community and stakeholders, evaluate existing site conditions and roads, identify opportunities and constraints, and recommend a preferred trail route. There have been three community workshops held, two in May and the third in October.
We would like to thank all of our participants for attending the community workshops, providing comments, and completing online survey. The Lower Russian River Trail Feasibility – Public Draft is now available for review. You can view the Public Draft on our project website https://lowerrussianrivertrailstudy.com and make comments using the interactive PDF tool. If you are only interested viewing the Public Draft without submitting comments, you can download the Public Draft by clicking on the web link on this page.
The Public Draft was presented and comments were received from the County Board of Supervisors at their meeting on January 14, 2020. Staff will revise the Public Draft to address public comments and finalize the trail study. The Final Lower Russian River Trail Feasibility Study will be submitted for approval at the February 11, 2020 Board meeting. After the Board accepts the recommendations and findings in the final study, staff will prepare a project budget for pursuing immediate opportunities to implement the trail in phases.