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Rail Trail Segments 10 + 11

This is the official project website for the Rail Trail Segments 10 and 11 project. Updates will be posted as they become available, so please check back periodically.


Project Overview

The Rail Trail Segments 10 and 11 project is an approximately 4.5 mile bicycle and pedestrian trail system that generally follows the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line corridor, from the eastern side of 17th Avenue to the western side of State Park Drive (see maps below).


Notice of Preparation of an EIR

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) being prepared for the proposed Rail Trail Segments 10 and 11 project is available for review. Please review the NOP and provide any comments or questions by Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 5:00pm. The focus of the NOP and your comments is specifically to gather input on potential environmental issues and project alternatives to be evaluated in the EIR, not the merits of the project itself or the project design. There will be future opportunities for community input on the schematic plans. Click here to view the NOP

Click here to provide comments


Mail/Email comments to:

Rob Tidmore, Project Manager
County of Santa Cruz, Department of Public Works
701 Ocean Street, Room 401, Santa Cruz, California 95060


Scoping Meeting

Pursuant to the public participation goals of CEQA, as set forth in particular in Public Resources Code section 21083.9, subdivision (a), the County will host an EIR Scoping Meeting at the date, time and location indicated below to gather additional input on the scope of the EIR analysis. The meeting will be held virtually due to public health concerns.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 5:00-6:30 PM

To view a recording of the Scoping Meeting, please click here.

To view a PDF of the Scoping Meeting presentation, please click here.