Bridge over New York Creek

location where the proposed bridge over New York Creek

Phase 2 of the class I paved path crossing New York Creek might get funded tomorrow (Thursday March 6, 2014) if the El Dorado County Transportation Commission votes “YES”. Our District 1 Supervisor, Ron Mikulaco (BOSone@edcgov.us), is a voting member of the Commission. See item 7E on the EDCTC meeting agenda – link here. Read … Continue reading

Silva Valley Parkway Bike Project

Intersection at Silva Valley Parkway and Harvard Way

Silva Valley Parkway might get funding for a bike project tomorrow (Thursday March 6, 2014) if the El Dorado County Transportation Commission votes “YES”. Our District 1 Supervisor, Ron Mikulaco (BOSone@edcgov.us), is a voting member of the Commission. See item 7E on the EDCTC meeting agenda – link here. Read the application for CMAQ funds … Continue reading

Village Connector – project concept

Conceptual drawing of the proposed village connector trail

At last we are able to formally pitch our first project idea to the Community Services District (CSD) of El Dorado Hills. The concept described here will be presented at the next public meeting of the CSD Parks & Planning Committee. That is Feb 4, 2014. The Facebook event has more information. Project Title: “Village … Continue reading

Talking to the Supers

Handout to Board of Supervisors Jan 7, 2014

First an important announcement — your action is needed this week. I’ll explain in a minute. So I went and talked to the county Board of Supervisors (BOS) this morning, Jan 7th, about paved bikeway projects in El Dorado Hills. In particular, I asked them to direct county staff to submit an application for funding. … Continue reading

Silva to Bass Lake Bikeway

Bike project at Tong Rd

Tong Rd needs a class 1 bike path to connect up with Old Bass Lake Rd. This  critical corridor would join Silva Valley Parkway (north of Hwy 50) to Bass Lake Road. At nearly 2 mile long, this project is part of the bicycle transportation plan (“the plan”) published in 2010 by the El Dorado … Continue reading

Saratoga Way to Iron Point Road Needs Improvements

Trail at Saratoga Way

Saratoga Way in El Dorado Hills dead ends and turns into a rough wide dirt track heading west until it runs into Iron Point Road at the county line in Folsom. It looks somewhat like a poorly maintained trail but it’s really little more than a well beaten path. Some call these things “social trails”. … Continue reading

Map of Trail Network Proposal

Map for trail network proposal for the El Dorado Hills community.

This map will help people to envision a trail network that will not only give trail users a place to play and exercise but will also add tremendous value and benefits to our community and the surrounding areas. El Dorado Hills should already have a comprehensive trail network and yet we don’t. EDHtrails is working … Continue reading

What Do Trail Runners Like

Trail runner on Bucks Creek Trail

What do trail runners like in a trail? Answer – a lot of the same things as mountain bikers and nature walkers. Who knew? Personally, I’m more in tune with the mountain biker community and wrote about their preferences earlier. I know biker preferences really well, but I do run trails too as part of … Continue reading

Trails and Fire Protection

Trail acts like a fire break for community benefit.

Trails provide fire protection as a community benefit. It’s fire season again. It happens every year like winter-spring-summer-fall. El Dorado Hills is graced with a beautiful grassy oak studded landscape, but with that asset comes a liability – fire danger. Recently this season, in June and July, we’ve had 2 large fires nearby. KCRA reported … Continue reading

EDCTC Funds Trail on Francisco Drive

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) approved state funding, According to Wendy Schultz at the Mountain Democrat, to connect existing trail segments and add a class 2 bike lane. “The EDCTC also approved $150,000 in State Exchange Transportation Enhancement funds at the request of the El Dorado County Community Development Agency for bicycle and pedestrian … Continue reading