The Redwood City Parks and Recreation Department is evaluating options to open the Hetch Hetchy right-of-way through the City to public use, including building a new 1.7-mile Class 1 multi-use bike/recreation path. The path would run from one end of the City limits to the other along the right-of-way for Bay Division Pipelines 3 and 4. The space would be a "linear park" that is 70-80' wide and would include over 13 acres of open space, making it the third largest park in the City.
At the south, the path would connect to the existing Class 2 bike lanes on Alameda de las Pulgas and Massachusetts Ave. At the north end it would connect to the existing Class 2 bike lane on Edgewood Rd via a new bike route on Canyon Rd and Cordilleras Rd. The path would also create a new crossing point for Farm Hill Blvd at the Jefferson Ave intersection. The route includes level sections at either end plus a hilly section in the middle where it passes over the foothills of Emerald Hills.
This proposal will be reviewed by the Redwood City Parks Commission at their upcoming meeting on March 28 at 7pm at 1400 Roosevelt Ave. You can support this project by attending in person or mailing letters of support to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is lots of additional information (including high-speed videos of the ride along the route) at www.rcbikepath.com. You can also leave comments or suggestions on the forum there or contact Matthew Self at email@example.com for more information.