The American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Sacramento Chapter named the City of Rancho Cordova’s Anatolia – Kavala Ranch Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail a 2017 “Project of the Year.” The award was presented in the Parks & Trails category at the APWA 2017 Project of the Year Luncheon last Friday, August 4th in Sacramento.
“The Anatolia and Kavala Ranch Trail connects the two neighborhoods and provides a safe path to walk to school or enjoy the beautiful wetland preserve. The City is honored to receive a Project of the Year Award from the Sacramento Chapter of the American Public Works Association,” said Albert Stricker, Public Works Director for the City of Rancho Cordova.
The APWA recognized the City’s demonstration of excellent project management, design, sustainability, construction, and community relations, in addition to the strong alliance with the project consultant, engineer, and contractor who worked together to complete the project.
In September 2016, the City opened the half-mile trail to the community, which serves as a bike and walk route for families going to school or nearby parks, and for residents exploring the community or getting exercise. At the ribbon cutting for the project, many residents stated that they were able to meet neighbors on the other side of the preserve, now only a short distance away, for the first time.
The Anatolia and Kavala Ranch Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail emphasizes the beauty of the natural environment, encourages active modes of transportation, and will be enjoyed by residents and visitors for generations to come.