Folsom’s New Cycle Tracks
The City of Folsom has installed cycle tracks on Blue Ravine Road and Leidesdorff Street. These two-way bike boulevards are known as “protected pathways” that allow cyclists to share the street safely with motorists.
The city’s first cycle track is in the heart of Folsom’s Historic District. This Class IV cycle track runs from the Lake Natoma Waterfront Trail to the intersection of Scott and Riley streets near the trailhead of the Johnny Cash Trail. The two-way bicycle path runs parallel to Leidesdorff Street. The majority of the 12-foot-wide paved cycle track is elevated, and the remainder is bordered with curbing to separate and protect it from vehicle traffic. Since the cycle track is intended for the exclusive use of cyclists, a new sidewalk for pedestrians was also included in the project.
Folsom’s second cycle track was completed in August and parallels Blue Ravine Road between Manseau Drive and Arrowsmith Drive. It provides a connection between Elvie Perazzo Briggs Park and the surrounding neighborhoods to the Oak Parkway Trail. The two-way bicycle path is at street grade, and white plastic bollards visually mark and separate it from vehicle traffic. Bright green paint marks the cycle track at each intersection and helps to alert drivers to the possible presence of cyclists. The cycle track is intended only for bicycles; the existing adjacent sidewalk provides pedestrian access along the roadway.
Learn more about the City of Folsom’s trails and bikeways.