Westshore Study Area

WESTSHORE STUDY AREA (WS)Map of Westshore Study Area

Communities and Destination Areas :
Upper Lake/Lakeport, Rodman Slough, Upper Lake Park, Library Park

Proposed Trails: Bike Lanes (pink dotted lines); Water Trails (pink lines)

Types of trails are Existing, Proposed (approved in plans) and Conceptual Connections (wish list) divided into a three-tiered hierarchy:

  • Regional Trails (RT), connecting neighboring communities or regionally significant attractions.
  • Community Connector Pathways (CP), link important land uses and areas of interest, into the regional system
  • Local Trails/Pathways (LT), connect neighborhoods to schools, shopping; trails within parks.

Please note: Conceptual connections listed may or may not be possible trail routes due to a variety of reasons – terrain, cost, land issues. These are just a suggested and will be researched/revised in the future.

Westshore List from Workshop1 and Online Survey
Type – Description
RT – Trails to Blue Lakes
RT – Connections to Snow Mountain
RT – Lakeport to Glen Eden Trail/Cow Mountain
RT – Upper Lake to Glen Eden Trail/Cow Mountain
RT – Lakeport to Upper Lake
RT – Lakeside Park to Lakeport
RT – Connection to Ukiah
CP – Bridge Arbor Trail
CP – Family Friendly trails in Cow Mountain Area
CP – Scotts Valley/Goat Rock Trail
CP – Rodman Slough to Sutter Lakeside
LT – More trails on Rodman Slough
LT – Within City of Lakeport

Westshore List from Workshop 2
Type – Description
RT – Lakeport to Highland Springs
RT – Connect to Westside Park
RT – Water Trail from Rodman Slough down to Library Park area
CP – Loop circling Lakeport
CP – Connection to Bloody Island
CP – Interpretive trail through solar array area, treatment facility, etc.

Additional Destinations:

(A) Mendocino College (point of interest); (B) Rodman Slough Visitor Center; (C) County Park at Rodman Slough; (D) Sutter Lakeside; (F) Lakeport Town Center; (G) Linder-Hanson Millbery Park to be developed by Trowel & Trellis; Solar array

What Excites You:
Diverse usage of trails; non-motorized trails (safety); combines recreation and transportation; connectivity with public transport; connectivity between Upper Lake and Lakeport; Flat – many people can use; places to stop; connection with water and land; connection between cultural and natural;

Opportunities:
Bike parking; funding, timing of APC, coordinated planning process; TOT tax as seed $ for bike paths; Lakeport park grants for staging areas (restrooms, etc.); more tourism in the shoulder months; disciplined bike trails will encourage more people to visit; SB?? $ for trails connected; bike race around the lake; ask for trail easements upon property sale; building youth stewardship; alleys as Right-of-ways in Lakeport; Internet as communication

Obstacles/Challenges
Easements; bike visibility; funding; community planning -> past -> today, coordinating multiple planning processes; “private rights” NIMBYS; don’t put large rocks in parking areas that have horses; “Fear of Liability” issues; Fear of vandalism, ATVs, litter, trespassing; requires law enforcement/supervision services

Ideas:
Farm sites included from Farm Trails and Wine Tasting; Art Trails; Map public restroom facilities; consider vaulted toilets; info kiosks; important – use trails for communities