The Coachella Valley (CV) Link is a proposed US $100+ million, 80 km trail along California's Whitewater River for Low Speed Electric Vehicles (LSEVs), bicyclists, and pedestrians. Construction begins in 2017, and when complete it will be the largest such facility in the United States. The project breaks new ground in scope, speed of implementation, and design characteristics. A number of innovative planning tools are described, including fieldwork technologies, pairwise criteria weighting within the route prioritisation multi-criteria analysis; public consultation; marketing, and cost estimation tools.
John Lieswyn presented his paper CV Link: California's new paradigm in shared use pathways at the 2WALKandCYCLE Conference in Auckland, 6 to 8 July. A copy of his presentation can be found on our website.
2WALKandCYCLE Conference Auckland, 6 - 8 July 2016.