Residents of Temecula have always enjoyed taking casual strolls around city parks, local wineries, and their neighborhoods. The weather is temperate and offers a chance to get out of the house and take pleasure in the surrounding scenery. But with Temecula’s growth and expansion, some of the nature trails and bikeways could use some upgrading. Early this month, Temecula Mayor Mike Naggar and Councilman Chuck Washington announced their plan to revise the city’s Multi-Use Trails & Bikeways Master Plan.
Here’s what Mayor Naggar had to say:
“The vision is to build on the city’s trail network by enhancing our existing trails and bikeways, and to create new links where there are missing segments. We plant o make the city’s trail system a pleasing amenity for residents and families to safely ride their bicycle, walk, or even horseback. Trails and bike lanes will be connected throughout the city.”
The revision on the bike lanes and walking paths has become one of Temecula’s priorities since the area enjoys a great climate and allows residents to be outside year-round. The project calls for a two-phased approach. Stage one will focus on getting public input and suggestions about the trails. Stage two will be the actual reconstruction of the multi-use trails. The major focus points and strategies of their plan is to connect the trails citywide and provide safe circulation through busy intersections. There will also be a study into safer routes for school children.
As a result of the trails project, Temecula will have better bikeways and nature trails to explore. If you’d like to see a current map of Temecula’s bike & walking trails, click here. There’s over 97 miles of bike lanes throughout the city and nearly 22 miles of trails.