Sabercat Trail Extension Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Fremont
Document Title
Sabercat Trail Extension Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The City of Fremont, California (City) is proposing to extend the existing Sabercat Creek Trail from Sabercat Historical Park east of Interstate-680 (I-680) into the City’s Irvington District neighborhood. The Sabercat Trail Extension Project (Project) would construct an approximate 1.3-mile Class I bicycle and pedestrian trail that includes grade-separated crossings over the Union Pacific Railroad and Bay Area Rapid Transit rail corridor (UPRR/BART rail corridor), I-680 and Sabercat Creek. The proposed Project would improve pedestrian and bicycle access to both the future Irvington BART station and Ohlone College east of Sabercat Historical Park. The proposed Project would develop an approximate 0.9-mile Class I trail beginning at the Blacow Road turnaround east of Roberts Avenue and west of the UPRR/BART rail corridor with a landscaped entry plaza adjoining Blacow Road. The overhead crossing of the rail corridor would have a clearance of 25 feet above the rail elevation and include ramps to meet the existing roadway grade on either side of the rail corridor. The intersection geometry at Osgood Road/Blacow Road intersection would be modified to include protected intersection design elements for safe pedestrian and bicycle crossing along the west side of the intersection. The existing traffic signal would be modified and incorporate video detection technology and Americans with Disability Act (ADA) accessible push button detection for all trail users. From Osgood Road, the trail would cross a private property to access I-680 right-of-way. The trail would be located just outside of the Sabercat Creek riparian corridor and adjoin with the west landing of the proposed I-680 Overcrossing bridge. The I-680 Overcrossing bridge would cross the freeway to join with Sabercat Historical Park. The overcrossing landing would be at the far west edge of the park then the trail would proceed east to a proposed interpretative plaza and continue east to connect with the existing Sabercat trail within Sabercat Historical Park at the eastern Project terminus. The overcrossing bridge is designed to avoid or minimize impacts to Sabercat/Mammoth Creeks. The I-680 Overcrossing bridge’s east landing, abutment and interpretative plaza area would be consistent with the City’s intentions for this undeveloped portion of the City-owned Sabercat Historical Park. Another approximate 0.4-mile north section of the trail would extend north from proposed west landing of the I-680 overcrossing, cross Sabercat Creek and terminate in the vicinity of a planned signalized crossing on Osgood Road as part of the planned mid-block access to the Irvington BART station. This portion of the trail would take advantage of undeveloped properties east of Osgood Road.

Contact Information

Wayland Li
Agency Name
City of Fremont
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Osgood Road/Blacow Road and I-680 to Sabercat Historical Park
Parcel #
Portion of APNs (6): 525-336-7-16, 525-375-3-5, 525-345-32-14, 525-345-1-4, 525-336-2-3, 525-336
State Highways
Sabercat Creek and Mammoth Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Fremont
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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