Nimmo Trail

By: LagoMar , 8:04 PM GMT on October 20, 2011

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There are plans to eventually extend Nimmo Trail from Lago Mar to the Sandbridge. It is currently half way there. We anxiously await city approval to finish the last mile and a half through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to the Atlantic Ocean.

For more information and to support the project,
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Some folks would like to see the Walking / Bike Trail along Nimmo extended to Sandbridge Beach so we could get there on our bikes instead of driving. Folks in Sandbridge could bike to Red Mill Commons or beyond.

The City is asking for a Federal Grant to help build the Trail but there is competition. If we all send in our thoughts on the project, perhaps it will be built. The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization [ HRTPO ] is sponsoring a Survey regarding all the competing projects.

The email below links to the HRTPO website and the links to the Survey.

To save you time, here is Project 2040-181:

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Website with the List of projects:

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On page 10 is the Walking/Bike trail to Sandbridge Project ID 2040-181

Please forward to interested supporters!

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2. LagoMar
3:39 AM GMT on May 01, 2014
Some folks would like to see the Walking / Bike Trail along Nimmo extended to Sandbridge Beach so we could get there on our bikes instead of driving. Folks in Sandbridge could bike to Red Mill Commons or beyond.

The City is asking for a Federal Grant to help build the Trail but there is competition. If we all send in our thoughts on the project, perhaps it will be built. The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization [ HRTPO ] is sponsoring a Survey regarding all the competing projects.

The email below links to the HRTPO website and the links to the Survey.

To save you time, here is Project 2040-181:

Link

Website with the List of projects:

Link

On page 10 is the Walking/Bike trail to Sandbridge Project ID 2040-181

Please forward to interested supporters!
Member Since: October 19, 2011 Posts: 81 Comments: 30
1. LagoMar
3:59 PM GMT on January 22, 2012
This is the latest from John Carvalho, who has been leading the way in our push to finish Nimmo Trail.

GREAT NEWS. The City of Virginia Beach has been awarded a $449,000 grant to design Nimmo Trail to Sandbridge and related trails in and through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This is a HUGE!

Below is the official announcement:

Paul S, Sarbanes Transit in Parks Discretionary Program

FTA FY 2011 and FY 2012

City of Virginia Beach

(Sponsored by Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge)

Back Bay NWR Alternative Transportation Study

The City of Virginia Beach will use the funds to evaluate alternative solutions and transportation modes to bring visitors to the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, including providing trams from populated areas of the city to the refuge, construction of a shared-use path for biking and walking, development of canoe-kayak facilities and other alternatives. FY 2011, $449,000.

http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/TransitInParks20 11POST.pdf

PROGRESS

Please understand that this a planning and design phase. There will be opportunities for you and our community to participate and contribute.

FUTURE STEP

Completion of this detailed planning and costing phase will significantly enhance our chances of attracting construction funding. The next phase will be to apply for a construction funding.

The greater the detail and community support, the higher probability of receiving construction funding.

About the Nimmo Trail 2 Sandbridge initiative
This a grass roots and sand based movement. Our members and FaceBook fan totals are constantly growing. We need thousands to capture Federal and other grant money. This truly is a community initiative. Help Nimmo Trail become a reality by building support. Ask a friend to join and spread the word.

Our goal is to enhance a healthier lifestyle for our community. The NT2S initiative and web site was re-started by me, John Carvalho, a long time resident in Lago Mar. I am a health care developer and also run Tidewater Medical Transportation - TMT, a non emergency medical & social (wheelchair & stretcher) transportation company.

Remember: "Thoughts become things!" Think good thoughts.

Your neighbor John Carvalho
www.NimmoTrail2Sandbridge.org
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