Interested citizens walk the trail's path during its planning stages.
Cross Alameda Trail
City of Alameda
Cross Alameda Trail Steering Committee; San Francisco Foundation
Cross Alameda Trail Vision Plan (PDF); Trail Survey; Annual National Trails Day Event on the Cross Alameda Trail
The Alameda Beltline Railroad served the northern waterfront of Alameda for more than 100 years, playing a key role in the city's rich industrial history of shipping and commercial marine activities. Today, the proposed Cross Alameda Trail travels along the old Alameda Beltline Railroad, once again providing vital connections to the city's commercial districts at Webster and Park Street. The 3.1-mile multi-use trail will connect diverse neighborhoods, providing transportation and recreation alternatives, while connecting major transportation hubs for this island community. In August 2008, plans for the $1.8 million trail were completed.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy began working with community-based organizations, interested citizens, and city staff members in 2002. Through a grant from the San Francisco Foundation, RTC convened the Cross Alameda Trail Steering Committee (CATSC) to serve as the voice of the trail; helped develop and market the Cross Alameda Trail Vision Plan; sponsored an annual National Trails Day event; conducted community workshops; and assisted in gaining community and political support through outreach activities.