Go Around Canyon Bridge By Trail, Get Ticket

Following up on the May 3 posting, East Bay Regional Park District rangers are issuing tickets to cyclists who use the closed Valle Vista trail to circumvent the Canyon bridge, which is closed indefinitely. From the Lamorinda Weekly:

“The East Bay Regional Parks District is serious about enforcing the closed trail from the Valle Vista staging area to 1700 School Street, warned Moraga Town Manager Robert Priebe in his report to the Moraga City Council at its recent meeting. The portion of the Lafayette Moraga Trail was closed as of Jan. 21, 2016 due to a mudslide. “The closure is causing people to trespass on private property on Augusta Drive and to cross EBMUD property,” said Priebe. “The park rangers are issuing citations.””

No surprise here. Of course, they have to see you in order to issue a ticket. On the other hand, on Augusta you have to ride immediately next to someone’s house in order to get around the trail closure, which is legally trespassing but more importantly is just rude.