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Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Extension Project
AdvisorDennett, Keith E.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway in its entirety, is a 116-mile bike trail that begins at Tahoe City and ends at Pyramid Lake. Currently, there are two separate segments of the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway that is undeveloped due to various constraints. The Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Project has been underway for the past 11 years, and is anticipated to be fully completed in 2018. The design and construction of the bike path is spearheaded by a group of volunteers and is paid for by generous financial benefactors from the community. In work described under this report, the Tahoe-Pyramid Bikeway Extension Project encompasses the design and construction of one of the undeveloped segments. The undeveloped segment being considered in this Extension Project begins at Boca, California and extends to Floriston, California. It is approximately 1,200 feet in length. This segment of the bike path has yet to be completed due to rough terrain and complicated property rights. The design team requested, and had been granted, a hand in the project. Clearly stating the design objectives, geotechnical testing of the site was conducted using soil samples collected. This data was then analyzed and used in order to establish a vertical and horizontal alignment, as well as any stabilizing structures, for the stretch of bike path.