The Western Nevada County Master Trails plan draft has been released. It is now up to you to make sure it is accurate.
There are some interesting aspects of this draft. For example, it specifies trail connectivity between Purdon Crossing and Hoyt Crossing (Highway 49) and Bridgeport. Imagine riding Washington all the way to Bridgeport? Connectivity is also specified between Round Mountain and Pioneer. Be sure to check out Appendix C.
As you may know, the county began this planning process early in 2009. The goal was to create a plan that detailed where trails are and where future trails should go. The latter is very important, as it will will guide necessary trail construction as development occurs in the future. In other words, if a potential trail is identified in this plan, any development that occurs within that corridor may need to facilitate new trail construction.
How can you help? Please look over the documents and submit comments. The 45-day public comment period will close on February 2, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Please provide any comments you have to the following in writing:
Advance Planning Division
Nevada County CDA
950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170
Nevada City, CA 95959