Meeting Time: March 26, 2019 at 5:00pm PDT
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Agenda Item

4. Environmental Impact Report and Preliminary Design Approval for the Del Rio Trail Project (K15165100) File ID: 2019-00247

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    Rutherford Smith almost 5 years ago

    I urge the council to approve the Del Rio trail project. It will be a welcome addition to residents options for recreation of walking and biking. It will be a safe way for all bicyclists to travel between neighborhoods without competing for space with cars. As a member of the Walking Sticks I walk on many neighborhoods and paths that are very enjoyable. Here in South Land Park, many of our streets do not have sidewalks so people are at the mercy of automobile drivers. Our region is increasingly working to plan for more residents who will need to join us in using the availabile amenities including safe trails and bike paths. Under no circumstance would I or my neighbors want to see antique smoke belching trains disturbing the peace and tranquillity of our neighborhoods. Please support the Del Rio trail project. Rutherford Smith

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    Tommy Stroud almost 5 years ago

    Hello

    My wife and I believe the Del Rio Trail will improve several City neighborhoods, and the entire regional trail network. It will allow easy and safe bike and pedestrian travel from residential areas to shopping centers, schools, and parks.

    I Support the Del Rio Trail Project, and urge the Council to support it too.

    Tommy and Kellie Stroud

    South Land Park Residents

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    Chris Cochran almost 5 years ago

    While all other considerations of the EIR are generally physical or governmental in nature, the only one that is more amorphous is the historic considerations. The only physical changes of a historic nature here are to eliminate very short sections of a rail line that has not been used or maintained in decades, holding no more historic significance than hundreds of miles of unused and neglected rail lines throughout the region. It was never held up or singled out as historically significant until alternative uses for this land have been suggested. On it's face, the argument of being historically significant appears to be more of a ruse to keep the line available for some vague unplanned, unfunded sightseeing train excursions in the future, which would largely be seeing the sites of residential backyards.

    Much as I love history and trains, I don't see historical value in everything over ten years old nor any small, much less widespread, general public interest in trains.

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    Halona Leung almost 5 years ago

    I strongly support the Del Rio Trail. It will provide a safe route for alternative transportation and outdoor activity in neighboring communities and feeds into the city's sustainability goals. Our neighborhood is not particularly pedestrian or bike friendly. I considering cycling to be a better form of transportation over short distances but I do not feel safe with all the vehicular traffic around Sacramento. The city has been making great strides in making it more bike friendly with protected paths and this trail will contribute to that upward trajectory.

    I support the Del Rio Trail Project, and urge the Council to support it too.


    Halona Leung
    South Land Park

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    jack swchatz almost 5 years ago

    I like the trail idea, but why throw away a million dollars worth of infrastructure already in place, i.e. the train tracks? I can ALSO accept the train if it is only on a few weekends during tourist season. Not 365 days, but more like 20 days. Then I will switch to support.

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    PB Hooley almost 5 years ago

    After visiting NYC and enjoying the Highline, I am very excited by the prospect of opening the Del Rio Trail for persestrians, not rail cars.

    We live nearby and would love to see this abandoned rail rehabilitated for recreation. This project will improve our neighborhood and others, It will also facilitate moving commuteees from their cars to bikes, while also affording local residents pedestrian access to local shopping, schools, and parks.

    Please support this project!

    I urge the Council to support it too.

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    Kathy Czepiel almost 5 years ago

    I DON'T WANT THERE TO BE A BIKE TRAIL THERE. IT'S BAD ENOUGH WHERE THEY RIDE ALREADY. CROSSING FRUITRIDGE, DEL RIO. FLORIN WHERE THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO WOULD BE EXPENSIVE TO PUT AN OVERPASS AND ANYOTHER WAY WOULD BOTHER THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC. ANYWAY IT WOULD NOT BE A BENIFIT TO OUR AREA. IT WOULD HELP ONLY A FEW PEOPLE AND INCOVIENCE A LOT MORE!

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    Chris Levonian almost 5 years ago

    I am excited by the prospect of the Del Rio Trail. It is exactly the type of public project that will improve the surrounding neighborhoods and make people want to visit and live in Sacramento. It will allow easy and safe bike and pedestrian travel from residential areas to shopping centers, schools, parks and even downtown for commuters. It will connect our neighborhood in a wholly new way.

    As a Sacramento resident and married father of three young boys, I Support the Del Rio Trail Project, and urge the Council to support it too.

    Sincerely,

    Chris Levonian
    South Land Park

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    Cris Rojas almost 5 years ago

    I live near the proposed trail. I fully support it as long as safe infrastructure and traffic markings are considered on the way to getting to the trail.

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    Brian Siefkes almost 5 years ago

    Would you please stop wasting time and replace the weeds, dirt, abandoned tracks with a pleasant trail for the neighborhood to enjoy? This should be a no brainer. Use your common sense and break ground immediately

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    Calvin Dickenson almost 5 years ago

    I fully support the The Del Rio Trail project. I live in South Land Park and am about 300yds from the proposed trail. It will provide a safe convenient route for walking as well asscommuting to downtown without using a car. The entire city will benefit from the trail and it will provide a new and vibrant view for the access area. I also strongly support the retention of the existing historic rails where possible and to have the history of those rails highlighted if possible. Please approve this project for the future of Sacramento.
    Cal Dickenson

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    Gretchen Steinberg almost 5 years ago

    The Del Rio Trail Project is exactly what our city and neighborhoods need: a safe alternative route for people who walk, run, ride bicycles, and use wheelchairs. It is possible for such a trail and most of the historic tracks to coexist — and, further, for these resources to be preserved/celebrated. Five recommendations: 1) Please ensure the project has safe passageways at car-centric crossings; 2) Please plant at least one replacement tree (or more) for every tree that is removed for the project; 3) Please include historic interpretive markers and signage; 4) Please ensure continued funding for maintenance of the trail infrastructure; 5) Please consider this trail an ad hoc park that must be maintained — and include occasional shaded seating, filtered water stations, and garbage containers. Thank you :)

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    Joe Flores almost 5 years ago

    I live in the South Land Park Area

    I Support the Del Rio Trail Project.

    I can see my family walk & ride bikes from South Land Park into the City and back, safely.

    I urge the City Council to certify the Environmental Impact Report and approve the preliminary plans for the Project.

    Joe Flores
    SLPNA VP
    Parks and Recreation Commission Chair (D5)

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    Allen Britte HarrisBany almost 5 years ago

    The Del Rio Trail will benefit so many people, young and old. Please support this project.

    Allen Bany & Britte Harris
    -South Land Park

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    Kris Bergesen almost 5 years ago

    Please allow this beautiful trail to be built.