The Foss Creek Pathway Plan (PDF) establishes the alignment and design standards the City of Healdsburg will use to construct a multi-use pathway alongside the Northwestern Pacific Railroad and Foss Creek between Front Street and the city’s northern boundary. When completed, the pathway will provide a 4.1 mile long bicycle and pedestrian facility through the city and connect to the existing bike lane along South Healdsburg Avenue, which continues south along Old Redwood Highway to the Town of Windsor. At the north end of the city, the pathway will tie into a bike lane along Healdsburg Avenue that will eventually run to the northern city limit line and provide access to Alexander Valley.
Completion of the pathway will provide cyclists with safe and convenient bicycle access from the city to northern Sonoma County's premiere wine production areas. The pathway will also tie major destinations together within the city by connecting residential areas with employment centers, recreational areas (such as Veteran’s Memorial Beach Park and the Carson Warner Memorial Skate Park) and the downtown. It will provide children a safe route to school, and create a pedestrian/bicycle link to the planned Healdsburg inter-modal transit facility and railroad station. Major segments of the pathway will lie adjacent to Foss Creek and provide the public with opportunities to view its riparian vegetation.
Three segments of the Pathway have been completed.