Lumos was awarded American Public Works Association (APWA) “Project of the Year” for The Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway South Demonstration Project. The project was one of five projects nominated in the transportation category and was presented by Brian McRae, Tahoe Location Principal to the APWA Nevada Chapter at the Spring Conference held April 23rd thru the 25th in Mesquite, NV.
The project was a collaborative effort between multiple agencies and entities, including the Tahoe Transportation District (who was the lead agency), Douglas County, TRPA, the US Forest Service, Nevada DOT, and several interest groups.
About the Project:
The feasibility study for the Nevada Stateline to Stateline Bikeway, completed in 2011, identified and analyzed alternative alignments for the entire 30 miles between the state line at the south shore (South Lake Tahoe) and the state line at the north shore (Crystal Bay). The South Demonstration Project is the first portion to be constructed and provides a three-mile long dedicated multi-use trail between the south shore’s Stateline casino core and Round Hill Pines Resort.
The project provides a safe non-motorized connection between south shore residential and commercial centers and recreation areas and beaches, which will encourage the shift in travel demand by commuters, residents and visitors and promote a healthier lifestyle. Fewer vehicle trips will reduce environmental impact, improve air quality by decreasing emissions, and improve lake clarity by reducing particulate run-off which supports the protection, restoration and sustainability of the natural resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The path provides an outstanding recreation experience with visitor amenities, vista points, interpretive signage, and improved ADA access and connectivity to Lake Tahoe.