Date: 7/17/20 10:58 am From: Frank Vanslager via groups.io <Vanslagerf=<aol.com...> Subject: [southbaybirds] Legal Parking For The Bay Trail Near the A8 Salt Pond Complex
I thought I'd look to see if there is any legal parking on the west side of the RR tracks near the eastern edge of A8 at Alviso. So I got off 237 at Lafayette and continued through the traffic light at the Gold Street Connector to enter that hotel complex. I kept bearing to the right until I finally got to an end at Fairfield Suites and Residence Inn (see photo #1). Success! Right there are 4 parking spaces labeled "Bay Trail Parking" and "Public Shore Parking" (see photo #2).
Facing west from there is a sign labeled "Trail Rules" (see photo #3). So I walked west for a couple hundred yards to get to my usual stopping point on the hill overlooking A8. I didn't go further. However, there were 3 separate fishermen with a lot of equipment down at the shore and on the spillway. Later one of the fishermen left, and I saw that he was using the hotel's parking lot.
I couldn't figure out where the public trail is supposed to go. Is it just one of those future trail segments that later generations will use but the current one cannot?
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