This story from today’s Bee is a wonderful example of the strengthening of the American River Parkway, key to our mission, by the Sacramento City Council moving forward on the long planned Two Rivers Trail, on the south side of the American River between Interstate 5 and Highway 160.
Anytime we are able to see the existing Parkway expanded, either through adding additional land or connecting to other open space or trails, it is a huge plus for area recreation, and though there is still work to be done, it is great to see it continued.
Here is an excerpt.
Council pushes levee bicycle trail
City negotiates to buy land but says it’ll use eminent domain, if necessary.
By Ralph Montaño — Bee Staff Writer Published 2:15 am PDT Thursday, April 27, 2006
A trailblazing Sacramento City Council pushed forward plans last week to create a bicycle trail along the southern levee of the American River.
The project, known as the Two Rivers Trail, would run between Interstate 5 and Highway 160.
By a unanimous vote April 18, the council said it would acquire – by eminent domain, if necessary – ownership of recreation easement on properties needed for the trail.
Negotiations are in progress with six property owners, but no agreements have been signed, city officials said.
“Staff will continue to make every effort to negotiate with the property owners,” said Blandon Granger, a city property agent.