INCLINE VILLAGE — Tahoe Transportation District received $12,850 from the Tahoe Fund Dec. 3 toward the Stateline to Stateline Bikeway Project. The Tahoe Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to become a major source of private funding for environmental projects around the Lake Tahoe Basin with an emphasis on recreation, conservation and education.
The first one-mile section of the 3.2 mile bike path that will connect Round Hill Pines Beach with Stateline along the South Shore of Lake Tahoe has been completed, spinning the spokes toward the next phase of an eventual system of trails to connect all of Lake Tahoe.
Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) has five concurrent projects throughout the Basin and completed the first phase of the initial demonstration Bikeway Project on time and under budget while not requiring the removal of a single tree. As part of Nevada’s Stateline to Stateline Bikeway Project that started earlier this year, it will ultimately span 30-plus miles from South to North shores.
The next phase from Elks Point Road to Round Hill Pines Resort is scheduled during the 2013 construction season with $2.5 million in secured funding.
The project benefits provide safer biking and walking opportunities to complement the lifestyle of one of America’s most beautiful destinations; and positive environmental impact through: improved air quality and lake clarity from decreased auto emissions.
For details on Tahoe Transportation District and its current projects, visit www.TahoeTransportation.org or call 589-5500.