Avila To Harford Pier Trail Connector

The Avila Beach to Harford Pier Trail Connector will provide off street, non-motorized transportation access and extraordinary coastal views between the community of Avila Beach and Harford Pier. See the attached vicinity map for the exact project location (link to map coming soon). Currently the only access between the two points is via Avila Beach Drive.

As a portion of the California Coastal Trail, the intent of the Avila Beach to Harford Pier Trail Connector is to provide: (1) a pedestrian corridor along the ocean, (2) bicycle access separated from the street and motor vehicles, (3) improved access for those with disabilities, and (4) protected areas to view the beach and ocean between Avila Beach and Harford Pier. In addition to people walking and biking from Avila Beach to the pier, the proposed trail would also augment coastal access along the proposed route.

This project is identified in the 2006 SLO County Parks and Recreation Element and the 2005 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The proposed corridor is an important segment of the California Coastal Trail. Funding for this portion of the project is being provided by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Company. In fiscal year 2006/07, PG&E provided $300,000 to County Parks to design and obtain permits for this proposed corridor as part of their steam generator replacement permit. Once the $300,000 of PG&E funds have been expended, County Parks would apply for grant funds to proceed with future phases of the project including construction. The timing for construction is uncertain due to potential unknown project constraints and unidentified construction funds.

The second community workshop was scheduled in spring/summer 2014.


Contact Shaun Cooper, Senior Planner at 805.781.4388 or by email secooper@co.slo.ca.us.