In 2013, The City of West Sacramento adopted a Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master Plan with the vision of providing one of the nation’s top bicycle and pedestrian friendly communities. To fulfill this vision, the City is improving infrastructure for bicycling and walking throughout the City, capitalizing on several of the City’s most positive characteristics.
Included in this Master Plan is the Sycamore Trail project which will provide a dedicated bicycle and pedestrian trail from approximately the intersection of Sacramento Avenue and Yolo Street extending south to the Barge Canal and ultimately to the Lake Washington Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard intersection. The Sycamore Trail will provide a safe non-vehicular pedestrian and bicycle alternative connecting central City neighborhoods with schools, parks, businesses and commercial centers.
The Sycamore Trail is currently divided into multiple phases. Construction of Phase I between Rice Avenue and West Capitol is nearly complete. Phase II of the project will connect Evergreen Avenue just south of Joey Lopes park with Westmore Oaks Elementary School to the south of Highway 50. A new pedestrian overcrossing will be constructed as part of Phase II. Phase III will further extend the trail from Westmore Oaks Elementary School to the intersection of Park Boulevard and Stone Boulevard. The trail generally follows the Lower Northwest Interceptor utility corridor.
The City has completed the environmental analysis and has nearly completed the design for the Sycamore Trail Phase II and III Project. The City is currently working closely with Washington Unified School District and Caltrans to resolve the required Right of Way in order to construct the project.
Join the City for the second community workshop on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The workshop will take place from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the City of West Sacramento City Hall Galleria. Drop by anytime for information on the Phase II design and aesthetics.
- Continued development of multi-modal alternatives for the residents of the City.
- Improved access for students attending Westmore Oaks Elementary School from north of Highway 50.
- Increased opportunity for cardiovascular exercise amenities for people of all ages, improving their health and well-being, and reducing health care costs.
- Reduction in air pollution and the consumption of nonrenewable resources by replacing automobile trips with bicycling and walking trips.
- Reduced transportation costs.
- Reduced traffic – bicycling and walking are viable alternatives for many short trips, including trips to work or the store.
- Enjoyment for the whole family – all ages and experience levels can participate.
- Design to be complete middle of 2019
- Construction to begin late 2019
- Construction to be completed late 2020
Environmental, Design, Right of Way and Construction Cost:
- Phase II: $10.4 million
- Phase III: $2.0 million
On Thursday, January 18, 2018, The City of West Sacramento held a community open house for the Sycamore Trail Phase II and III Extension Project, soliciting input from the community on various aspects of the project. Fifty-four community members attended the open house at the West Sacramento City Hall.
In addition to the open house, an online questionnaire was available to the public from January 18, 2018 through February 1, 2018 allowing additional feedback from the community. The City received 343 additional comments as part of the online engagement. Click here to view a summary of community comments.
In late 2018, the City engaged the following three City Commissions to solicit additional feedback and recommendations on details of the project.
- Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation Commission
- Parks, Recreation & Inter-generational Commission
- Transportation, Mobility & Infrastructure Commission
A presentation was made to the City Council in December of 2018 summarizing feedback received through community engagement and the commission meetings. The Council provided comments on preferred design elements, budget guidance and direction to proceed with project design.
Amber Wallace P.E.
Associate Civil Engineer