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Section of the unused right-of-way in Berkeley.


Project Information

City of Berkeley

Steve Schweigerdt
Trail Development Manager
Western Regional Office


Berkeley Santa Fe ROW
Years: 2008-2009

Berkeley, Calif.

City of Berkeley; Berkeley Partners for Parks; Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative

Project Deliverables
Berkeley Santa Fe ROW Vision Document

Project Description
An out-of-service Santa Fe right-of-way angling through Berkeley has great potential to provide open space, urban agriculture and new pedestrian pathways to residents. RTC worked with local partners to host a community meeting and produce a vision plan for the corridor that will help frame the next steps for utilization of the space that benefits the surrounding neighborhoods and Berkeley as a whole. Progress is currently slowed due to concerns with elevated levels of arsenic in the soil, but the partners have completed a mobile mural project and formed a 'friends of' group that expects to see some ability to implement the vision in the near future.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
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