Some neighbors have contacted Rec and Park to strongly oppose the inclusion in the Trails Improvement Project of the repair and formalization of the existing trail that connects the new Portola Trail with the end of the Portola cul-du-sac. This trail segment was included in the conceptual plan that was approved by the Rec and Park Commission in 2012.
Rec and Park considers providing a connection between Twin Peaks and Glen Canyon to be a high priority as part of our development of the Creeks to Peaks trail corridor. We realize that the dog leg is not necessary to achieve the connection, but with individuals continuing to take a short cup up from the cul du sac, there are advantages to properly designating and improving the short cut in order to deter individuals from wandering off and into people’s backyards. There are also advantages to stabilizing and restoring the adjacent slope in this area.
We are still months away from finalizing the designs and bid package for completion of the rest of the Twin Peaks Trails Improvement project, so our plan to check back in with neighbors before that time still stands. The Department is committed to either conducting a survey or convening one additional community meeting in Spring/Summer 2015 to present the pros and cons and to gather full community and stakeholder input prior to finalizing the decision.