Coast Segment Trail Planning Study Complete

Coast Segment Trail Planning Study Complete

The recent planning effort led by planning consultants Parametrix and funded by the Tillamook County Transient Lodging Tax Facilities program wrapped up with a final meeting of the Coastal Planning Advisory Committee on January 26, 2017.

At the meeting the committee reviewed a possible phasing strategy to construct various segments of the trail along the 23-mile railroad corridor from the unincorporated community of Mohler to Latimer Rd. south of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Phasing intervals were identified from near term, mid-term and long-term depending on complexity (estimated cost) and independent functionality. In other words, can a trail segment be built within reasonable cost and have a high function independent of whether the rest of the trail is completed?

Near-term projects identified included a short trail segment in Wheeler that connects to the downtown, a section of trail in Rockaway connecting the high school to downtown and neighborhoods as well as connecting to Twin Rocks. Also identified are a trail segment through the downtown area of Garibaldi and a trail connecting downtown Bay City to Kilchis Point Reserve. The Advisory Committee agreed to keep these trail segments in mind when other potential development proposals happen within their communities that could leverage the opportunity for trail development associated with other construction activities.

More information about the Coast Segment Final Plan can be found here.