Improvements to Walking and Biking Trails Around Napa Set to Begin This Year |
The conflict zone green strip is proposed for the intersections of Central Avenue, Costa Drive, River Glen Drive, Pueblo Avenue and La Homa Drive.
A similar conflict lane was included two years ago as part of Napa’s north extension from Gasser Drive to The Braydon, a 282-apartment complex near the hallway of the Soscol auto showroom. Unlike the upper part of Soscol, the Kansas Avenue Greenway places cyclists just to the left of motorists on Kansas Avenue entering the right turn lane toward Gasser northbound.
In South Napa, the Bay Trail segment near the under construction resort and housing complex known as Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection will receive a smoother finish to improve rider handling and safety.
The trail, which runs west of Stanly Parkway when it branches off onto Highway 12/121, was originally intended to be covered with decomposed granite, a crushed stone material. But objections to such a loose-grained surface by local cyclists have led the resort’s Denver-based developer Nichols Partnership to come up with a change that will instead pulverize the existing pavement, roll the surface flat and seal the path with rubber. asphalt, according to city engineer Timothy Wood. .
No start date was immediately confirmed for work on the trail, which is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail System, but Wood said construction of the trail commission could begin in July or August. .