However You Move – Get there Safer and Faster – SCCRTC

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The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s 2016 Transportation Improvement Plan (TRIP) provides a balanced vision to improve, operate and maintain Santa Cruz County’s transportation network.

The plan will provide safer routes to schools for local students; maintain mobility and independence for seniors and those with disabilities; invest in bicycle and pedestrian pathways and bridges on an unprecedented scale; repair potholes and improve safety on local streets; ease congestion on major roadways; and invest in transportation projects that reduce the pollution that causes global warming.

You can view the fact sheet here.

Summary of Benefits

  • Local street repair: Improve neighborhoods and increase safety for cyclists and pedestrians by repairing local streets and roads countywide.
  • New bridges for cyclists and pedestrians: Cyclist and pedestrian only bridges to be built over Highway 1 at Chanticleer St. and Mar Vista Dr.
  • Coastal Rail Trail: Expansion of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail for cyclists and pedestrians along the coastal rail corridor in Watsonville, Santa Cruz and Capitola, and connecting to Monterey County.
  • Help for seniors, veterans and residents with disabilities: Sustain an effective paratransit system.
  • Preservation of future transportation options: Protect and maintain an existing transportation asset and immediately create a 12-foot-wide bike and pedestrian trail for commuters, kids and others while a study determines the best future use of an important connector between South County and the City of Santa Cruz.
  • Improvements to Highway 1, 17 and 9:
    • HWY 1: Traffic relief for South County and Mid-County commuters, small businesses, transit buses and first responders through the creation of auxiliary lanes.
    • HWY 17: Protection for wildlife by building and undercrossing at Lauren Curve and funding the Safe-on-17 Freeway Service Patrol.
    • HWY 9: Safety improvements in the San Lorenzo Valley.

To learn more about the Santa Cruz County 2016 Transportation Improvement Plan (TRIP) please visit:

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