South Tahoe Greenway

Road traveling through forest in South Tahoe

Cardno worked with the California Tahoe Conservancy and the State of California’s Department of General Services to develop the final design for the first phase of a major multi-use greenway trail.

The South Tahoe Greenway is an approximately 7.5-mile multi-use trail from Myers to Stateline, Nevada in South Lake Tahoe. The trail has been in the planning stages for over a decade and is part of a larger shared-use trail to provide the east-west backbone of a bicycle trail network in the core area of South Lake Tahoe. Together the network will link residential and lodging areas with jobs, schools, shopping, and recreation and community areas.

Cardno’s initial task was to develop an overall 50 percent design from the planning-level conceptual design, which included alignment adjustments based on environmental document comments.

Upon completion of the 50 percent design, Cardno accelerated the design process through field surveying, 75 percent, 90 percent, and final designs to provide a complete construction-ready set of plans in approximately four months.

Cardno’s efforts concluded with construction oversight assistance throughout construction of the project. Cardno provided additional services, including planning, trail alignment, field surveying, final design, and permitting/land authorization assistance.