The San Tomas Aquino/Saratoga Creek Trail is an important feeder trail to the San Francisco Bay Trail, and has been built in segments gradually over the years. Starting from the north and moving south, the trail connects isolated trail segments by bridge undercrossings and today runs nearly continuously from the Bay Trail to Cabrillo Avenue. As a paved Class 1 (off-road) multiuse trail, it welcomes both cyclists and pedestrians.
J.J. Albanese was selected to pour decorative concrete retaining walls in place on the trail’s undercrossings featuring life-size bas-relief images of native wildlife and vegetation. The walls not only serve to inspire respect for the nature around the trail, but also makes the trail a safer and more efficient commute alternative. As an added bonus, it shows the public that concrete can be beautiful in addition to useful! Each wall segment was 12 feet wide and varied in height from two to six feet.
San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail Retaining Walls
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Cast in Place Concrete Walls