Safe, enjoyable walking and biking in Salinas
Safer Streets, Thriving Communities
We hear that traffic safety is a concern for many Salinas residents. The Active Transportation Plan is an opportunity to envision routes that are safer and more enjoyable for walking, biking, and driving. This means trails in your neighborhood for weekend bike rides, students traveling to school safely, and intersections that are easy to cross when you're walking.
1. Types of Improvements
Bike infrastructure makes traveling by bicycle safer and more comfortable by either marking specific areas on the road where bikes should travel or by providing physical protection from cars. Learn more about each type by clicking through the accordions below.
Class II Bike Lanes are the most common type of bike lane, with a painted line separating areas for cars and bicycles on the road.
Class IIB Buffered Bike Lanes include a striped buffer between the bike lane and the vehicle lane, which gives more space and comfort for people riding bikes.
Class III Bike Route are shared facilities with with pedestrian or motor vehicle traffic. Bike routes are indicated by bike route signs and shared roadway markings along the route.
Class IV Separated Bikeways (one-way) include a physical barrier such as parked cars, planters, or plastic posts between the bicycle lane and the motor vehicle lane. These facilities provide greater separation and safety for people biking.
Class IV Separated Bikeways (two-way) allow for riders to travel in both directions on the same bikeway and include a physical barrier such as parked cars, planters, or plastic posts between the bicycle lane and the motor vehicle lane. These facilities provide greater separation and safety for people biking.
We believe community input is critical for planning safe and equitable streets. Thank you to the people who've responded to our outreach efforts and helped inform the plan so far!
comments on places where people want safer streets
About This Plan
The City of Salinas Active Transportation Plan will update the 2002 Bikeways Plan and 2004 Pedestrian Plan and will provide a roadmap for future improvements for walking and bicycling in Salinas, including sidewalks, intersection improvements, bicycle facilities, and trails.
Public input is the foundation of the planning process and will be gathered through community outreach events, public meetings, and online comments. Following initial outreach in summer 2023, the planning team will develop a list of infrastructure and program recommendations to improve safety and encourage walking and bicycling. The City of Salinas has also recently developed a Safe Routes to Schools Plan for 45 Salinas schools, and recommendations from the Safe Routes to Schools Plan will be integrated into the Active Transportation Plan. The final plan is expected to be completed in spring 2024 and will be used to guide future investments and to help the City secure grant funding for project construction. This project is funded by a Sustainable Communities Transportation Planning Grant through Caltrans and SB1, as well as local matching funds.
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