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PEOPLE Delta DeAnza Trail; two miles in the Benicia State Recreation Area; and Glen Cove Water- front Park in Vallejo. The park stands at the junction between the Bay and Ridge Trails and the Great Califor- nia Delta Trail along the Carquinez Strait. In 2012, in a move to Aquatic Park, San Francisco, segment of Bay Trail. Photo: ABAG embrace the multi-use aspects of the recre- ational corridor, the or 68%, as complete. Progress on the Ridge Delta Protection Commission also adopted Trail comes close, at 65% complete. Since the resolutions supporting bicycle lanes for sev- dedication of its first segment in 1989, 360 of eral highways and Delta levees. Overall, since 550 miles of the Ridge Trail have been mapped, adoption of the Western Region Blueprint for built and opened to the public. The San the Delta Trail in 2010, 24.5 miles have been Francisco Bay Water Trail began designating designated. Planning for the Eastern Region sites that meet criteria for public access to the Blueprint is currently underway. water in 2011, taking into account topography, THREATS & CHALLENGES Com- infrastructure, overnight opportunities, sensitive prehensive planning efforts by a wide range of wildlife, and other factors. Since 2011, 11 out of stakeholders over the past four decades have 111 planned sites have been designated, or 10 led to a significant increase in the extent of the percent of the goal. Bay accessible to the public, but funding to As discussed above, progress on Delta trails complete regional trails remains a challenge. cannot be quantified for the purposes of this The Association of Bay Area Governments, the report at this time. Miles of trail remain on the agency responsible for coordinating the com- drawing boards or awaiting implementation pletion of the Bay Trail, estimates that approx- funding. Current miles of existing trail that may imately $150 million is needed to complete the one day be linked in through the vision of the trail by 2025. The Bay, Ridge and Water trail or- Great California Delta Trail include: 13 miles ganizations continue to work with agencies like along the Sacramento River Parkway; nine the California Coastal Conservancy and local miles of the East Bay Regional Park District’s governments to replace dwindling state park 85 PUBLIC ACCESS TRAILS B AY . . S TAT U S . . Fair . . . .T R E N D . . . . Increasing .....BENCHMARK..... 500-Mile Bay Trail 550-Mile Ridge Trail 111 Sites Water Trail bond funds with regional and local tax measures and bonds. An additional challenge is recognition and planning for future changes in the landscape of shoreline parks and trails as a result of sea level rise. Shoreline trails offer both opportunities for public engagement in adaptation to changing conditions, as well as a line of possible defense or retreat from an advancing bay. Newly opened Bay Trail along the Carquinez Strait. Photo: ABAG