Clovis: Public Meeting on Proposed Trail Bridge 1/24/2018

A bit late notice, but looks like Clovis is finally moving forward with plans on connecting the trails near Clovis Community Hospital, which are separated by CA-168.

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Miss Winkles Pet Adoption Center
85 N Temperance Ave, Clovis, CA 93611

Notice:
http://www.ci.clovis.ca.us/Portals/0/Documents/Planning/Public%20Workshop%20Announcement.pdf?ver=2018-01-12-164853-177

The City is interested in hearing from residents, business owners, special interest groups, and any
other parties on the draft plan. The proposed project is intended to focus on the need, feasibility,
and future development of a Class I trail/pedestrian bridge along the Enterprise Canal, extending
south of Owens Mountain Parkway, and over State Route 168, which will serve to link the
commercial, residential, Clovis Community Medical Center Complex, and business campuses in
the immediate area.

Three alternative alignments are currently proposed for this bicycle/pedestrian
bridge structure, and will be the focus of review at the workshop.

Once constructed the bridge will provide bicyclists and pedestrians safe, direct, and continuous
access over State Route 168, providing connectivity to Clovis’ extensive trail network in the
community, serving to encourage citizens to move around the city on foot and bike.

I last looked at this area in 2014, but the photos in that post are not working.

Green shows the existing trail, the dashed line the proposed connection (I don’t know the exact alignment).

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On the hospital side, the current trail ends here:

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On the other side, this is what it looks like (at least in 2014, haven’t been back since)

Looking towards 180 and the hospital.

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Looking backwards at the completed trail.

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I think it’s ridiculous that when CA-168 was built, this wasn’t included (since it was already planned).

But at least they’re getting around to it.

If I can get a hold of the proposals I will follow up in a new post.

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