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Via Salinas Valley

Children outside a school crosswalk

Via Salinas Valley: Pathways to Health through Active Transportation is a collaborative regional effort to improve health, access and safety in Monterey County’s Salinas Valley.

The Monterey County Health Department, TAMC, City of Salinas, City of Gonzales, City of Soledad, City of Greenfield and King City partnered to develop a $6,400,000 State Active Transportation Program application that included community education, planning for future Active Transportation projects, and  infrastructure projects in each city. The project was awarded $4,662,000 in ATP Cycle 1 funds for the infrastructure improvements included in this project.

As part of the Via Salinas Valley project, improvements were made at the following locations:

  • Salinas – E. Market Street between Eucalyptus Dr and Midway Ave.  The project will improve safety by reducing the number of vehicle lanes from 4 to 2 lanes, adding bicycle lanes and enhancing pedestrian facilities.
  • Greenfield – Elm Ave, Oak Ave, 12th St, and 13 St.  The project will include ADA ramps, sidewalk construction and repair, bicycle facility markings, and safety improvements at entrances to schools.
  • Gonzales – Throughout the city. Project will include ADA ramps, sidewalk construction and repair.
  • Soledad – West St, Monterey St, Main St, North St, Granada St, Granada Ct and Malaga Ct.  The project will repair sidewalks and the City will install outdoor exercise equipment along various SRTS routes.
  • King City – First St between Hwy 101 and the south end of the First Street Bridge over the San Lorenzo Creek.  Improvements include multi-use paths and bicycle lanes.