It may only be the length of a single mile, but the opening next week of the Tahoe City Lakeside Trail will serve to link a larger trail system heretofore left uncompleted.
At 2 p.m. Thursday at Jake's on the Lake (780 North Lake Boulevard), a ribbon cutting will be held for the new segment of a project that has taken 11 years to complete. This segment connects the North Shore Trail, the West Shore Trail and the Truckee River Trail. Before the project was completed, pedestrians and cyclists had to traverse a busy roadway to link to other parts of the trail.
One reason for the delay, according to the Public Utilities District, is that the land was split between public and private jurisdiction.
Another ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. June 24 on the trail. More than 1,000 people will line the trail in a "human chain."
For more information on the trail, call (530) 583-3796.
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