This past February we celebrated the opening of a Safe Routes to Schools project in Scotts Valley that includes a biking and walking trail through the future site of Shugart Park, which is between Siltanen Park and Glenwood Drive. In addition, the project established new sidewalks and bike lanes on Vine Hill School Road and a portion of Tabor Drive. The new Shugart Park path provides a connection from Scotts Valley High and the surrounding neighborhood to Vine Hill Elementary, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to bypass heavily traveled roads. Funding for the project was provided through a state- and federally-funded Safe Routes to School grant, as well as city funds. A big thanks to former City engineer Magid Yamin, who secured the grant and managed construction of the project. Thanks also to Scotts Valley City Council members for their support.