Complete the Gap Trail Project
Jan 17, 2018
San Mateo Daily Journal Article Provides Updates on Crystal Springs Reservoir Project View Article »
Dec 11, 2017
Complete the Gap Trail Project Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Released - San Mateo County Parks will receive feedback on the Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration until January 9. Learn more & submit your feedback »
Dec 6, 2017
Public Presentations on Dec 7 - On Thursday December 7, there will be two public presentations about the Complete the Gap Trail.
- Parks Commission 4:00 pm - 400 County Center, Board of Supervisors Chambers
- Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition 6:45 pm - La Victoria Restaurant, Redwood City
At both of these public meetings, we will be presenting the project, site constraints, the alternative alignments we’ve evaluated and our preferred alternative, and the timeline.
Oct 16, 2017
Presentation & Report Posted - On Thursday, October 19th, Parks will be presenting to the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee on the Complete the Gap Project. See the presentation for this meeting and for the December 7th Parks Commission meeting attached below. The Geotechnical Report has also been posted.
Apr 25, 2017
Study Posted - The Cultural Resources Study has been posted (see below).
Apr 20, 2017
Study Posted - The Biological Resource Assessment has been posted with the project files (see below).
Request for Proposals - Mandatory site visit on Wednesday August 17. Proposals due on Wednesday August 24.
About the Project
Crystal Springs Dam at the northern end of Complete the Gap Trail. The Dam Trail will be completed in Fall 2017.
Complete the Gap Trail - Roadside shoulder of Skyline Boulevard.
On the south the Complete the Gap Trail ends at the northernmost gate of South of Dam Trail.
The future Complete the Gap Trail Project (Project) will be part of an eventual 17.5-mile Crystal Springs Regional Trail (CSRT) system that stretches from the City of San Bruno to the Town of Woodside along the eastern side of the San Francisco Watershed reservoirs. Today the CSRT serves over 1,000,000 hikers, joggers, equestrians, and cyclists annually and is one of the most popular facilities operated by San Mateo County Parks. Hundreds of people of all ages can be seen on a given day, from parents with children in strollers to distance runners to groups of walkers. Equestrians and in-line skaters are also commonly seen along the trail. Visitation continues to grow as people seek nearby places to recreate, socialize, and enjoy nature. In fact, many local recreational clubs and groups training for events can be seen on weekends.
Location & Background
16.1 miles of the 17.5-mile CSRT alignment are now complete. We are striving to eliminate the last remaining gaps to finish the overall trail. We have already completed the easiest CSRT trail segments that involved converting existing service roads to trail. Now we are focused on the smaller more complicated gaps. This Project eliminates a 800’-long gap to connect the Crystal Springs Dam Trail to the Crystal Springs Regional South of Dam Trail which is located at the southernmost part of Sawyer Camp Trail of the CSRT in the San Francisco Peninsula Watershed. The 0.84 mile-long Crystal Springs Regional Trail South of Dam to the south was completed in 2014. The Crystal Springs Dam Bridge Road and Trail will be completed in 2018 followed by some on-site renovations by Pacific Gas and Electric. This Project is the remaining segment to provide contiguous trail from San Bruno Avenue to Highway 92.
The Complete the Gap Trail will serve cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians. The Class I Bikeway will consist of an 8’-wide paved trail with two 2’-wide gravel shoulders. A rub rail will separate the trail from Skyline Boulevard providing more safety for trail users. A chainlink fence will separate the trail from the San Francisco Watershed providing more protection for the native plants and wildlife and their natural habitats from trail users.
Partners in Developing the Complete the Gap Trail
San Mateo County thanks the partners who are assisting in the funding and design of this important new trail segment. The San Mateo County Transportation Authority and San Mateo County have provided the funds for the planning phase.
For questions or comments about the Complete the Gap Trail, or to receive project updates via email, please contact Samuel Herzberg at email@example.com or 650-363-1823.