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The first phase of the Head to Bay Trail is completed at the Spring Lake Open Space off West Devils Lake Road. The plan is to construct the trail through town from Roads End to Siletz Bay. Ideally the trail would connect points of interest in town such as the Community Center, open spaces and parks.
Lincoln City has 7 1/2 miles of walkable beach. Rain and wind can make walking on the beach miserable. The traffic on Hwy 101 is noisy and fumes are not so great to breath. A trail through town would be the best - away from the wind and traffic.
     In 1991 The Lincoln Fogchasers Volkssport Club held their first walk and 450 walkers participated from all over the United States.

     According to the Parks Master Plan (1993) prepared by JC Draggoo and Associates the width standard for multi purpose trails is 10 feet with 12 feet desirable. The Head to Bay Trail would be best as a multi purpose trail. As at Spring Lake and the other open spaces - narrower trails with natural dirt surfaces exist for citizens. Retirees, ADA, limited vision citizens and other special needs walkers may not be able to use the narrow trails with dirt surfaces and exposed tree roots. Barrier free sidewalks and trails are worth considering.

     Coastal Futures is working with the city of Garibaldi to construct a trail through town.

General websites about Walking and Biking  
Active Living by Design activelivingbydesign.org
Oregon State Trail Grants egov.oregon.gov/LCD/TGM/grants.shtml
WalknBike walknbike.org
Washington State Walking wsdot.wa.gov/walk/
Oregon Walk and Bike to School Day - October  
Oregon Walk and Bike to Work  
American Volkssport Association
Lincoln Fogchasers Volkssport Club
America Walks americawalks.org
Walkable Communities, Inc. walkable.org
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) odot.state.or.us

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