Downtown Complete Streets Plan

The City of Watsonville is looking to prepare a complete streets plan for the downtown area to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists of all ages and abilities. The City will be hosting community workshops over the next year to obtain feedback on desired improvements. The City invites residents to give input at one or all of the outreach venues.

Current Status

Several information booths and community workshops will be held over spring and summer to provide the community with opportunities to provide input. Please check back periodically for project updates.

  • Community Meetings Schedule

  • The City hosted booths about the downtown Watsonville Complete Streets Plan at the Farmers Market on April 13th and at Earth Day/Day of the Child event in the City Plaza on Aprill 22nd. Visitors were invited to comment on the following:
  • Pedestrian improvements, bike improvements, amenities and styles that could be included in the Plan.(Image Boards)
  • Reconfiguring the travel lanes, bike lanes, parking, landscaping and sidewalks on Main St., Rodriguez St., Brennan St., and Union St. (Section Options)
  • Personal travel patterns (Survey Questions)  

You can respond to the "Booth Questions" (see above link) by responding by Monday, April 30th. This will ensure that your responses are incorporated with the rest of the responses already gathered. 

You can find us at the next event:

Information Booth: Open Streets Watsonville - June 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. along the event route of between Peck St. and Freedom Boulevard.


Grant to Develop Watsonville Complete Streets Plan

The City of Watsonville was awarded a $250,000 Planning Grant from Caltrans. The grant will allow the City, in partnership with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) and Caltrans, to develop a plan for roadway improvements in the Main Street area of downtown Watsonville that benefits pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit riders and motorists. Public engagement will be done to solicit community. The plan will identify improvements that provide comfortable access to area shopping and services for all users, create a vibrant atmosphere, improve facilities for people living with disabilities and will support City and Statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.  Work on the plan will be done over the next twelve months.

Logos graphic - City of Watsonville, Caltrans and Santa Cruz Co. Regional Transportation Commission