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Bike & Pedestrian

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The Transportation Agency Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Program regularly provides state and federal funding to its member agencies to develop and construct locally-sponsored bicycle and pedestrian projects that enhance the regional transportation network.

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County supports the development of bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure by preparing long range plans for improvements, funding locally-sponsored projects and by administering programs supporting the maintenance of the County’s bikeways. These activities are described below. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Advisory Committee serves to advise staff and the Agency Board of Directors on these plans and programs, as well as to provide a forum for the discussion and resolution of issues related to bicycle and pedestrian transportation.

Monterey County Active Transportation Plan: The Transportation Agency for Monterey County prepared the Monterey County Active Transportation Plan (adopted June 2018), which is a long range planning document that sets forth goals and objectives for improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and identifies priorities for funding projects. The plan also identifies programs that will be conducted to promote bicycling and walking throughout the county. This plan is an important document that, when accepted by the State, allows cities and the county to be eligible and more competitive for state and federal grant funding.

2018 Monterey County Active Transportation Plan (2018)

Transportation Development Act 2% (TDA) Program: The Transportation Development Act (TDA) designates ¼ percent of the retail sales tax collected by the state for eligible planning, bicycle, and transit purposes. The TDA provides 2% of all Transportation Development Act funds for bicycle and pedestrian projects. The Transportation Agency for Monterey County administers the distribution of about $250,000 per year under this program. Funds are directed to regionally important projects recommended by Agency staff through a competitive selection process that occurs every three years.

Wayfinding Plan: The Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Wayfinding Plan for Monterey County provides standard guidelines for bicycle and pedestrian wayfinding signage throughout Monterey County. The goal of the Wayfinding Plan is to promote bicycling and walking as viable transportation alternatives for Monterey County residents and visitors.

Monterey County Wayfinding Plan (2016)

Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Master Plan: The Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network (MBSST Network) is a two-county pedestrian and bicycle pathway project that was initially conceived by the Santa Cruz County Sanctuary Interagency Task Force and championed by Congressman Sam Farr to foster appreciation for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and provide a coastal path for walkers, joggers, cyclists, people with mobility impairments, families, locals, and visitors. The purpose of this Master Plan is to establish the continuous alignment and set of design standards for the Coastal Rail Trail and its associated spur trails within the context of existing rights-of-way.

Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Master Plan (2014)

Janneke Strause is the Transportation Agency for Monterey County’s current Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator. If you have any questions, you can reach her at (831) 775-4410, or via email at: