Carlsbad receives funding for coastal rail trail segment, San Diego

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Carlsbad City Council has received a $ 1.77 million grant from Caltrans to build a coastal rail trail cyclist path connecting the southwest corner of the city, a mix of homes, businesses, hotels, and recreational facilities, with Encinitas, its southern neighbor, connects. The 2.5-mile route will include bike lanes, sidewalks, signs, and safety features such as highly visible zebra crossings with pedestrian-activated lights. You can use it when traveling by train to other destinations.

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Engineering and design will last through July 2022 and construction is scheduled to begin in September 2022. Chances are that one day the city will have the money to build a separate bike path closer to the rails. Cyclists traveling from Encinitas should take Carlsbad Boulevard to the intersection with Encinas Avenue, then turn right on Encinas Avenue and travel north to Palomar Airport Road where it joins another section of the path.

The construction of the route along Carlsbad Boulevard off the North Coast Highway in Encinitas avoids the prohibitive cost of building a separate bridge next to the railroad trestle that crosses Batiquitos Lagoon on the border of the two cities. as a continuous cycle route that follows the train tracks from Santa Fe Station in downtown San Diego to the Oceanside Transit Center in Oceanside. It is being built in part by the San Diego Association of Governments and the various cities that the trail traverses. Two segments completed. One is a separate bike path between Oak and Tamarack Avenues along the east side of the railroad tracks in downtown Barrio. The other stretch is bike lanes that run north on State Street from Oak Avenue to the roundabout and end at the Oceanside border.