As the Sacramento area’s freeways become more congested and suburban sprawl covers formerly open space, regional planners are focusing on alternate ways of moving people around. After three years of planning and community surveys, the region’s chief planning agency will announce in a series of public events today the framework of an extensive trail network that will serve nearly every corner of the six-county region. The Sacramento Region Parks and Trails plan would run from the shores of Lake Tahoe to the Delta. It would serve the Sierra foothills of El Dorado County, the rural farmlands of Yolo County and reach as far north as New Bullards Bar Reservoir in Yuba County. And it would transform a puzzle of disconnected trails into a roughly 1,070-mile network.
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