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September 03, 2014

California-Nevada Bikeway Wins EPA Green Transportation Award

The Pacific Southwest Region of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 19 announced that the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway in California and Nevada has won the Environmental Award for Green Transportation. The award recognizes significant contributions made in the past year to protect the environment and support communities.

The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway will allow users to travel by foot or bicycle along the Truckee River from its source at forested Lake Tahoe to its desert terminus at Pyramid Lake. The planned route crosses from California to Nevada, descending more than 2,000 feet over 116 miles on a combination of existing dirt and paved roads, plus some new trails and bridges. As each section of bikeway opens for public use, it is turned over to a local government to own and manage it. See the EPA news release.