Briefing on West Shore parking, access plan

Courtesy TRPA

A project briefing for the State Route 89 Recreation Corridor Management Plan will be presented at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board meeting on Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the office in Stateline, Nev. (NOTE THE TIME CHANGE AS OF FEB. 27, 2019)

The Project Management Plan, expected to be released in June, is looking at impacts in Highway 89 including traffic, pedestrian access, trail access, parking and other issues.

The SR 89 Recreation Corridor Management Plan boundaries are from West Way just outside the City of South Lake Tahoe and extend to the county line at Tahoma. However, neighboring areas of influence will also be investigated for potential improvements that may assist in improving traffic flow, multi-modal access and visitor experience.

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State Route 89, a two-lane mountain roadway, is the only access route to many of Lake Tahoe’s popular recreation areas and residential neighborhoods. Almost 12 miles of undeveloped shoreline offer beach access to Emerald Bay, Meeks Bay, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Baldwin Beach, Camp Richardson and Pope Beach. Seven trailheads provide day-hike access to waterfalls and alpine lakes, as well as back-country and wilderness access for overnight recreation opportunities.

Project information is available at trpa.org