The commission received 127 applications for grants through its Regional Active Transportation Program, and funded 11, one of which is Alameda’s.
“Many residents have invested a significant amount of energy and time which is critical to the success of this new park,” said Recreation and Park Director Amy Wooldridge.
The cross Alameda trail is to be 21 feet wide, comprised of 16 feet of asphalt for cyclists and pedestrians, and 5 feet of decomposed granite for joggers.
The city plans also to connect the Jean Sweeney park to the trail along Ralph Apezzato Memorial Parkway; that portion of the trail is already funded.
In addition to construction, the grant fill fund bicycle safety classes for teens, adults, families, and students in the four adjacent schools.
The design stage will begin early next year.