Greenway Input to UCS

When Greenway examined all the benefits, including; total collisions, mean auto speed, person trips, economic vitality, tax revenue, cost associated with collisions, vehicle miles traveled, criteria pollutants, CO2 emissions, household transportation costs, and equity considerations, the benefits do not vary much from Scenario to Scenario. In fact, there isn’t much difference from the Baseline or No Build Scenarios.

Reality Catching Up with RTC/FORT

Reality Catching Up with RTC/FORT

A number of real facts have emerged in the last few weeks which shed a harsh light on the plans advocated by the RTC and FORT, which have long been considered "serious" by Commissioners and rail with trail advocates.  We are now seeing the truth emerge as the RTC, FORT and their supporters like the Land Trust, Ecology Action, and Bike Santa Cruz must actually implement what they have been advocating for years. 

Greenway Capitola goes to a vote

Greenway Capitola goes to a vote

The Capitola City Council voted 5-0 at its meeting last night [Aug. 9, 2018] to add the Greenway Capitola Corridor Initiative to the November 2018 ballot. The initiative aims to empower the City to do everything within its power to advocate for an entirely off-street bicycle and pedestrian route that continues across the Capitola trestle.


Greenway wants to help get the county moving

Greenway wants to help get the county moving

Although Greenway believes using most of the 32-mile rail corridor that stretches from Watsonville to Davenport as a wide separated pathway makes sense, it’s only one aspect of our vision for the county. We also care about other meaningful transportation improvements including safe, connected routes for people biking and walking; serious improvements to the Metro bus system; and achievable solutions to address the gridlock nightmare.

FORT’s Fake News

For years FORT has been pushing the plan that its name indicates—“Friends of the Rail and Trail.” In fact, a slide presented by FORT to the Scotts Valley City Council in January 2018 is titled, “Rail + Trail = Best Way.” The name change to “Trail with Transit” is a marketing gimmick to dress up the old plan to retain the tracks, even though there is no viable train plan.

Words of Warning from Progressive Rail’s Hometown

Words of Warning from Progressive Rail’s Hometown

Lakeville, MN had the opportunity to turn a rail corridor into a greenway many years ago. If only they had gone that route, they would be enjoying the corridor rather than policing it. Pam Steinhagen, who runs a daycare that backs up to the train tracks, has been a vocal community advocate speaking out about safety concerns caused by "out of use" cars that Progressive Rail has been storing for 9+ years just outside residents' backyards.