Toward an Active California

Toward an Active California - FlyerIn following its new mission statement, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is actively planning for a multi-modal transportation network that meets the needs of all users.

Caltrans worked with a diverse group of stakeholders and the public to develop Toward an Active California, a bike and pedestrian plan that will guide the planning and development of non-motorized transportation facilities and maximize the use of future investments on the State Highway System and other state facilities. The plan will also lead to improved connections between the State’s bicycle and pedestrian facilities with the network of local and regional roads, public transit, and intercity and passenger rail. The Plan will not replace existing policies and implementation plans at the regional and local levels.

Download the Yes We Can brochure illustrating bicycle and pedestrian accomodating designs that may be used in projects on California's State Highway System.

Elements of the Plan include:

VISION: By 2040, people in California of all ages, abilities and incomes can safely, conveniently and comfortably walk and bicycle for their transportation needs

  • Evaluation of existing policies, programs, and guidance provided by Caltrans for active transportation modes.
  • Development of a vision, goals, and objectives to guide Caltrans’ efforts for active transportation.
  • Development of performance measures to evaluate the success of Caltrans’ policies and investments.
  • Identification of the most promising strategies to meet the goals and objectives established by the plan.
  • Public outreach and engagement that allows Caltrans to understand community walking and bicycling needs.
  • Beginning development of statewide bicycle map.

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