TAMC Seeks Public Input on Fort Ord Regional Trail & Greenway Project

The Transportation Agency is looking for your input on the proposed Ford Ord Regional Trail and Greenway. There are two opportunities to provide your input, either by attending a pop-up event in Seaside on Saturday, August 24th or by completing a survey about the project which is available in English and Spanish. Details about the pop-up event and the link to the survey are below:

1. Coastal Recreational Trail Pop-Up Event:
Saturday August 24th, 9am-12pm
on the Coastal Rec Trail off Del Monte Ave, near Robert’s Lake in Seaside, CA.

2. Online via SurveyMonkey (Survey is open until 10pm, Sept. 13th, 2019):
www.surveymonkey.com/r/FORTAG (English)
www.surveymonkey.com/r/FORTAG_esp (Español)

The Fort Ord Regional Trail & Greenway (FORTAG) is part of a larger effort to connect communities in and around the former Fort Ord to each other and to education, employment, community and recreation centers. FORTAG is a proposed new paved regional active transportation route that will serve as a safe pedestrian and bicycle corridor connecting Seaside, Marina, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey and unincorporated community residents to California State University Monterey Bay, the Fort Ord National Monument and the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail.

FORTAG is proposed as a 24.2-mile continuous 12-ft wide paved bicycle and pedestrian trail with an open-space buffer on both sides. FORTAG will connect to 7.5 miles of existing Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail, for a total 31.7 regional trail in the Monterey Peninsula that will connect with the existing and planned active transportation network, and will provide connections to unpaved trails in the Fort Ord National Monument. The northern loop of FORTAG encircles Marina, following a 13 mile route that includes 3 miles of the existing Coastal Rec Trail. The southern loop of FORTAG encircles Seaside and bisects Del Rey Oaks, following a 15 mile route that includes 4 miles of the existing coastal trail system. The route includes spurs connecting with existing and planned bike/pedestrian infrastructure. Several sections of the paved trail will link to nearby unpaved trails.

For more information about this project or how to get involved, contact Stefania Castillo, Assistant Project Manager, at (831) 775-4412 or stefania@tamcmonterey.org.