As described in Chapters 4 and 5 of the Specific Plan, the project’s interconnected system of sidewalks, bike lanes and multi-use trails/paths are intentionally designed to link seamlessly throughout the Plan Area and to the shared mobility hub promoting more active and healthier transportation choices as well as recreational opportunities. The Plan Area’s greenbelt and linear greenway network consists of 3.1 miles of class 1 Multi-Use Trails. These facilities are more informal in nature with a 10-foot wide shared use path that gently meanders through landscaped open spaces. The overall width of the greenbelts and greenways will vary to reinforce the more informal nature of these spaces. The larger greenbelts are at least 50-feet in width and will be no less than 24-feet at neighborhood connectors or where located along the street right-of-way. The Multi-Use trails include a 2-foot gravel shoulder or low landscape edge with bi-level motion sensing LED path lighting. Trails will be well shaded with trees and have amenities such as exercise stations, benches, drinking fountains and occasional open turf areas to encourage passive and active recreational use.
A greenway along the eastern edge of the Plan Area will serve as a central spine, connecting the Plan Area to the existing Spring Lake development to the east. Located along the western edge of Harry Lorenzo Avenue, the greenway will extend the entire length of the Plan Area between CR 25A and Farmers Central Road. South of Marston Drive, the existing pavement in Harry Lorenzo Ave will be removed and the existing right-of-way will be utilized for the greenway. This facility will be more informal in nature with a 10-foot wide shared use path that gently meanders through landscaped open spaces. Multiple trail connections to Plan Area subdivisions will be provided to connect pedestrian and bicycle traffic to the linear greenway and to/from the adjacent Spring Lake community. Intersections with Marston, Parkland, and Road F will be designed with a distinctive treatment to clearly delineate each crossing.
The Plan Area’s greenbelt and linear greenway network transitions to a more formal path facility within the more active urban areas of the plan. The 1.8 miles of Multi-Use Paths are a linear 10-foot wide shared use path that anticipates a higher utilization by all modes including bikes, scooters, pedestrians, and other forms of active transportation. Lighting will be integrated with the street lighting system and supplemented with pathway or bollard lighting where needed. Bike parking, scooter docs, and transit shelters will be strategically located along the Paths to support utilization of alternative transportation modes.