The Gold Rush Shared-Use Path
This project will serve as a “Non-Motorized Highway”, or the backbone of active transportation travel, in Tuolumne County and is a key component of the Region’s Vehicle Miles Travelled Reduction Plan. Tuolumne County, the City of Sonora, Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me Wuk Indians, and the Tuolumne County Blue Zones Project are all partners on the project.
The completed Gold Rush Shared Use Path will be a Class I facility that stretches over 14 miles to continuously connect the major, and historical, Tuolumne County communities of Jamestown, Sonora, and Columbia as well as the Chicken Ranch Tribal Lands. The path will improve active transportation continuity, encourage healthy and low emission travel behaviors, increase safety, maximize disadvantaged individuals' access to critical services, and enhance community identity.
Project Information and Updates
This project is, largely, in its early stages but all involved agencies, including Caltrans, are working hard to partner together and help Tuolumne County realize such a transformative project.
In December of 2022, the Gold Rush Shared Use Path (GRSUP) was awarded approximately 5.018 million in Active Transportation Program grant