Sunday, August 3, 2014

Quick look at new trailhead construction in Clovis

It's embarrassing how long it has taken me to get these pictures up, but I'm almost done! What that means is that construction will be much further along than noted, but thee pictures give a good idea of the space being taken up.

I'm talking about a new trailhead being built for the Dry Creek Trail, and eventually (maybe), the Enterprise trail.

This map shows the existing Dry Creek Trail in blue, and the enterprise trail in purple. The dotted section has a property in the way, so we may be looking at 10+ years for that to happen.


The trailhead parcel is quite large



We start across the canal

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Dry Creek indeed...

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It's an interesting piece of trail architecture

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Sadly, because neighbors complained, the park is walled in!

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This is part of the canal access road, and not the trail

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Looking backwards

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We reach Shepherd which has wide sidewalks

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This will be a meandering trail sidewalk, rather than against the roadway

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And then looking down Sunnyside

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This canal access road gets you to the existing Enterprise Trail. Crosswalk? Of course not

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And this is what it will look like



2 comments:

  1. Of course it's 40% parking lot ... ><

    BTW, this essentially seems to be a small park... the neighbours complained about a park?!

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    1. They complained that the people using the parking lot will have their brights shining into their windows.

      Never mind that people coming to use the trail are more likely to be there at 9am, than 9pm.

      And the adjacent homes arent even near by.

      But the behind the scenes reason is that access to trails = more people on trails = more people near their homes = THOSE PEOPLE will break in. Fortunately the city knows this isn't true.

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