Thursday, August 26, 2010

Three Creeks Trail: Important Decisions - Have Your Say

Thanks to Barbara Keegan for this note about important, timely decisions about Three Creeks Trail:
Below is an excerpt from an editorial in today's San Jose Mercury News regarding a proposed trail extension that would link existing trails near our neighborhood.

The Open Space Authority will be taking action tonight to consider coming up with some additional funding to make this project a reality.

Our representative on the OSA Board is Mike Potter. His email address is

I strongly support this important trail project and encourage those of you who share my interest in expanding our trail system to make your voices heard. I don't think I can make tonight's meeting, but I will be sending an email to Mr. Potter to express my support of this project.

"The goal of establishing a real trail network in Santa Clara County at times has looked doubtful...The goal can move much closer tonight if the county Open Space Authority agrees to San Jose's request to kick in another $1 million for the purchase of Union Pacific Railroad right of way. If you care, drop by the board meeting and speak up. It's at 6 p.m. at the authority's headquarters, 6980 Santa Teresa Blvd. in San Jose.

We already have the Los Gatos Creek Trail, the Guadalupe River Park, the Highway 87 Bikeway and the Coyote Creek Trail -- all great places to walk or bike. But the Three Creeks Trail will provide the three-mile crosstown connection to tie them into a network...San Jose has come up with several million dollars, and next month the Santa Clara County supervisors will vote on a $2 million allocation from the voter-designated Park Charter Fund for regional parks and open space. The Open Space Authority already has contributed $2 million toward the project, and we hope it can find another $1 million."

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