The project was to construct a 1.3-mile multi-use pathway (aka SMART Trail) from Hearn Avenue to the Joe Rodota Trail in southwest Santa Rosa in County Supervisorial District 5. An 8-foot-wide paved pathway with gravel shoulders was constructed within the existing SMART railroad right of way.
The Sonoma County Regional Parks Department and SMART District worked together to develop this north-south pathway that benefits pedestrians and bicyclists. This project involved other partners such as the Sonoma County Transportation Authority and City of Santa Rosa.
The pathway starts at the northern intersection of Hearn Avenue where there is an existing concrete sidewalk and bike lanes. The pathway crosses Colgan Creek Channel where a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge was installed. From Hearn Avenue to Sebastopol Road the pathway is on the east side of the railroad bed. From Sebastopol Road to the Joe Rodota Trail, the pathway is on the west side of the railroad bed. The pathway ends at the Joe Rodota Trail connection near the Highway 12 overpass.