Rail Trail Segments 8 and 9

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
Rail Trail Segments 8 and 9
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
rail corridor
Document Description
is a 2.2-mile bicycle and pedestrian system that extends along the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line (SCBRL) corridor, from the Beach Street/Pacific Avenue Roundabout on the west to the eastern side of 17th Avenue on the east. Segment 8 (0.6 mile) is comprised of a Class IV on street bicycle system and pedestrian sidewalk improvements. Segment 9 (1.6 miles) is comprised of a multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trail. The Project purpose is to provide an accessible bicycle/pedestrian path for active transportation, recreation, and environmental and cultural education along the existing rail corridor, consistent with the MBSST Network Master Plan.

Contact Information

Nathan Nguyen, P.E.
Agency Name
City of Santa Cruz
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Kate Elliott Giberson
Agency Name
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Pacific Avenue, Seabright Ave, 7th Ave, 17th Ave
95060, 950
Total Acres
2.2 linear miles
State Highways
Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line
Monterey Bay, San Lorenzo

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Recreational (bicycle/pedestrian trail)
Local Actions
Project approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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