“There’s a lot that can happen and a lot of things that have happened. Horse riders, dog walkers, people using it for transportation to schools and churches and there’s so much that’s possible. happen,” Seymour.
For decades – people living along the canal have used it as an informal walking path. Now the county – along with the Central Rio Grande Preserve and the Albuquerque Municipality’s Flood Control Authority – is putting together a plan to improve the trail.
“Right now it’s just dirt, some areas are sand, some areas are covered with trees,” said Richard Meadows Bernalillo County, director of technical planning.
He said the plans are to create a more formal multi-purpose trail and open space to connect neighborhoods and communities in the South Valley similar to the Bosque Trail.
“We’re asking community members, do they want a hard surface trail, do they want more canopy and vegetation, do they want to elevate it as a wildlife area? How do they want to use that space and it can vary depending on where you are, we’ve broken it down into 5 parts.”
Meadows said once they decide on a design — they still need to get funding from county commissioners — so any changes to the trail could still be years away.
https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/county-seeks-input-for-proposed-south-valley-trail/6352986/?cat=500 County seeks input for proposed South Valley trail