Public Invited to Scoping Meeting for Rail Trail Segments 8 & 9


Rail Trail Segments 8 and 9

The City of Santa Cruz is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and hosting a public scoping meeting on the Rail Trail Segments 8 & 9 Project. The focus of this notice and the scoping meeting is specifically to gather input on potential environmental issues and project alternatives to be evaluated in the environmental review process, not the merits of the project itself or the project design. There will be future opportunities for community input on the schematic plans. Responses should be received no later than Friday, October 15, 2021, 4:00 PM.

For more information, visit or contact Nathan Nguyen, P.E., Project Manager City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department, 809 Center Street, Room 201, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, To ensure email receipt of your comment/question, please use the following subject line: “RAIL TRAIL 8/9”

The EIR Scoping Meeting date, time, and location as indicated below is to gather additional input on the scope of the EIR analysis.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 5:00-6:30 PM
Zoom Webinar Link:
Zoom Webinar ID: 875 5461 7851
Call-in Options via Telephone: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968

Project Location and Description: The Rail Trail Segments 8 and 9 Project is a 2.2-mile bicycle and pedestrian system that extends along the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line (SCBRL) corridor, from the Beach Street/Pacific Avenue Roundabout on the west to the eastern side of 17th Avenue on the east.  Segment 8 (0.6 mile) is comprised of a Class IV on street bicycle system and pedestrian sidewalk improvements. Segment 9 (1.6 miles) is comprised of a multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trail.