South Tahoe Greenway

Project Details

LEAD AGENCIES

California Tahoe Conservancy / El Dorado County

DOWNLOADS

View the 2011 Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and the 2016 Supplemental Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration

LOCATION

City of South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County, California

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Overview

The South Tahoe Greenway Shared-Use Trail will connect Sierra Tract to Van Sickle Bi-State Park in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, completing the core of the non-motorized transportation network in the South Shore. Project approval occurred in 2011 and 2016, and the 3.86 mile trail, including neighborhood connectors, is being constructed in phases.

Phase 1a

The initial construction phase of the South Tahoe Greenway Shared Use Trail (Greenway), Phase 1a, extends 0.42 miles between Herbert Avenue and Glenwood Way in the heart of the Bijou neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe. Project is complete and open to public use.

Visit the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP) Project Tracker to learn more about Phase 1a. 

Phases 1b and 2.

The next implementation phase of the Greenway, Phases 1b and 2, will extend the trail south across Bijou Creek and Al Tahoe Boulevard to Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC). From LTCC, the trail will cross Trout Creek and Martin Avenue to provide a safe route to the top of Sierra Boulevard in the Sierra Tract neighborhood. Construction is scheduled for 2020.

This project connects to the the City of South Lake Tahoe’s Sierra Boulevard “complete streets” project, which will feature separated shared-use paths adjacent to Sierra Boulevard. This City project, constructed in 2019, extends the bike trail network to the U.S.Highway 50 revitalization project.

Visit the EIP Project Tracker to learn more about Phases 1b and 2. 

South Tahoe Greenway Shared Use Trail Planning and Future Phases

To complete the Greenway as approved in 2011 and 2016, future phases may include Phases 1c, 3, and several neighborhood connectors. Future projects could extend the Greenway to Van Sickle Bi-State Park, the South Tahoe “Y” area, and Meyers.

Visit the EIP Project Tracker to learn more about future planning.