Draft Water Trail Accessibility Plan Available for Review

  • by BPC Staff
  • August 27, 2014

SF Bay Area Water Trail Accessibility Plan – Public Draft.

We are proud to announce that the Water Trail (WT) Program recently released the draft San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Accessibility Plan for review and input. The Plan is designed to provide information on how landing and launching sites around the Bay Area can be made more accessible for persons with disabilities recreating with non-motorized small boats (NMSBs). The Executive Summary provides a quick overview of the contents.

The draft Plan will be discussed at two upcoming meetings at the Conservancy (August 28 and September 5). The document is available on the Conservancy website at: http://scc.ca.gov/webmaster/project_sites/watertrail/wt_accessibility_plan.pdf . Meeting agendas are posted at http://scc.ca.gov .

The draft Plan is based on extensive research and outreach, and is the culmination of many months of work by many contributors. We encourage you to take a look at the draft Plan and share it with anyone who might be interested in it. This draft Plan is, as far as we know, the first of its type, focused on making a specific network of more than 100 NMSB launching and landing sites more accessible for persons with disabilities.

We would like the final Plan to be as useful and accurate as possible. Please let us know if you are aware of any inaccuracies in the site descriptions (Chapter 4). Also, if you know of any adaptive technologies for improving accessibility of launching and landing sites for NMSBs that are not reflected in the draft Plan, we would appreciate being made aware of them. Send any written comments to Ann Buell at abuell@scc.ca.gov by September 12.

Staff Changes. Galli Basson, Water Trail Planner, has moved landward to the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority. We all appreciate her outstanding work over the past two-and-a-half years and hope to see her out on the water! Until the Water Trail program is able to hire additional staff, contact Ann Buell, Project Manager, for all Water Trail-related matters.

Next Water Trail Implementation Meeting:

We hope to see you at our next Water Trail Implementation Meeting on September 5 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Coastal Conservancy, 1330 Broadway, 11th Floor Conference Room. Meeting agendas are always posted on the Coastal Conservancy website ten days before the meeting.

Thank you for your continued interest in the Water Trail. Stay connected by “liking us” on Facebook.

Sincerely,Ann Buell, Project Manager
State Coastal Conservancy
Tel: (510) 286-0752
Fax: (510) 286-0470

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