Another trail section completed!
On May 2, 2014, the city of San Luis Obispo celebrated the completion of the Bob Jones Trail from Prado Road to Los Osos Valley Road with a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project includes a bridge over Prefumo Creek and a bicycle/pedestrian signal at Los Osos Valley Road.
In other news, on May 6, 2014, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved a contract amendment to the Bob Jones Pathway Environmental Impact Report (EIR). This action authorizes PMC, the county’s consultant for the project, to conduct additional studies in response to public comments on the Draft EIR issued in August 2013. The additional studies include locating the trail on the east side of Higuera Street, routes other than Monte Road, an undercrossing of Highway 101 to the current trailhead on Ontario Road and a 12-foot-wide trail with two-foot shoulders to accommodate pedestrians and runners on each side where possible. A 45-day public comment period, including a public workshop, is anticipated to begin in August. We’ll keep you posted.
While the Friends of the Bob Jones Trail is disappointed that the additional studies will result in a construction delay, we believe the outcome will be a much better designed and safer trail.