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Safety on the Napa Valley Vine Trail

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TASTE News Service, October 29, 2021 – The developing Napa Valley Vine Trail is attracting cyclists, hikers and joggers.  If you’re going to be using it soon, we think the following information may be helpful:

Be safe, be responsible

Trail safety is important to all of us. Trail users will have noticed our public agency partners have new trail construction projects happening on Soscol Avenue and trail maintenance projects resulting from weather emergencies.

It is important that trail users recognize that the Vine Trail may be closed for good reasons (i.e. your safety) and it involves your cooperation. With planned projects, we work with public agency partners and utility companies to make sure that accommodations are made.   

However, there are often emergency situations where we need your patience and cooperation. The aftermath of the recent rainstorm illustrates this.  A large 30-inch diameter willow tree fell across the Vine Trail between Darms Lane and Hoffman Lane, south of the Town of Yountville. In normal times either the County Public Works crew or the City Parks and Recreation staff would have been able to deal with the situation, but with the severity...read more

BOOST IN FUNDING

Napa Valley Vine Trail/San Francisco Bay Trail receive boost in funding

The Vine Trail/Bay Trail project to connect Vallejo with American Canyon received a boost in funding through the San Francisco Bay Trail's Block Grant funding. It was approved by the Bay Trail Board of Directors at its meeting on October 4, 2021. The funds will be administered by the Solano Transportation Authority.

VINE TRAIL Membership

Partner Spotlight: Napastäk

Membership in the Napa Valley VINE TRAIL 47-Mile Club and Century Club comes with benefits! We are pleased to offer promotions and discounts from our treasured Membership Partners from up and down the Napa Valley. Just show your VINE TRAIL Membership Card on your next visit to any of our Membership Partners to receive your discount.

Trail management say they are excited to welcome Napastäk to their  family of membership business partners. Napastäk, which means "rabbit" in Armenian is a Napa Valley Lifestyle brand and epicurean boutique located in the heart of Downtown Napa.

Proprietors, Arthur & Lusine Hartunian who also own Napa Valley Distillery, created Napastäk as an extension to what the beautiful wine country has to offer. Lusine (Lulu), believes that the kitchen is the most important room in a home. She loves to create different dishes daily and stands by the quote "In every recipe, the main ingredient is the Chef"

Napastäk is a place fit for foodies who appreciate quality ingredients and unique flavors. From the coffee bar to the wine bar and all the olive oils and unique gift ideas in between, this is the place to get your holiday shopping done. In 2019 Napastäk added their own line of limited production wines - Tastings are hosted inside the shop or at one of 5 tables directly on the sidewalk outside the shop.

Open 7 days a week, very conveniently located in the heart of downtown Napa on 1st Street directly next to the Archer Hotel. VINE TRAIL members receive 25% off retail items and two for one wine tastings. So, be sure to mention you're a VINE TRAIL Member when you visit.

WHY WE NEED THE VINE TRAIL: SAFETY

While the Napa Valley Vine Trail boasts 14 miles of existing, off-road, fully separated pathway devoted exclusively to cyclists and pedestrians of all stripes, accidents do happen. This article about safety aims to remind and inform us all about the "rules of the road/trail" without sounding too much like y

Unless you happen to live adjacent to the Vine Trail, we hope that you'll choose to walk or ride your way to the path, and that means walking or riding with and around cars.

For more info about the Napa Valley Vine Trail, visit https://www.vinetrail.org/

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